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Common Summer AC Problems and How to Prevent Them

May 2

As the temperatures rise, HVAC companies in Colorado Springs receive more requests for air conditioner repairs. This isn't because it's hot out, but it's because people are less likely to take care of their cars.


Why does my AC isn't working in summer?


The likelihood of breakdowns is higher in the summer due to the heat and humidity (which is the reason we recommend homeowners with older HVAC systems to look at replacing them in the spring BEFORE they break down). There are many problems that can arise from air conditioners. Some of them are more common in summer.

Low Charge of Refrigerator:

In the event of running air conditioners, they don't utilize refrigerant. Pinhole leaks can lead to refrigerants leaching through coils and lines. The low refrigerant charge may result from this. Operating times that are longer, loss of energy, and overheating result from the air conditioner operating on a low charge. An experienced HVAC contractor can correct this problem by sealing leaks.

Poor Ventilation:

There are many variables that could affect the airflow into your HVAC unit. A common cause of this is the presence of vegetation around the unit, stopping the air from circulating and retaining the heat. This inefficiency can lead to excessive heat. The intake air filter can get more clogged when the air conditioner is being used more often. During the summer months, it is suggested that you change your filters every month. Filthy heating coils and filthy filters are usually in close proximity. Make sure to have your coils cleaned and checked before the start of summer. This ensures that the air circulates freely through them.

Electricity problems:


Your HVAC system's electric components are more susceptible to damage during the summer months. It is important to be careful when using a weed trimmer next to your HVAC system. The tool itself could damage the fins that are on the outside and may even cut electrical wires, so you must be cautious. Think about hiring a professional complete the task for you. This service is provided by HVAC firms in Colorado Springs along with other HVAC services. The capacitor is perhaps the most well-known portion of the HVAC system and is usually out of service in the summer. The increase in the amount of work or extreme heat from the sun could cause the capacitor to overheat.

The compressor is not working properly:

But, while some of the problems listed above are simple to fix, however, letting them go unchecked could lead to an even more expensive issue such as compressor failure. Due to insufficient airflow, or low energy, the compressor will overwork, get hot and then fail. It is imperative to contact a professional HVAC technician immediately in the event that your AC stops working correctly. To prevent these issues from happening at all is even more effective due to the fact that our HVAC services in Colorado Springs include fall and spring HVAC maintenance of the system.

Elevation Mechanical LLC

Colorado Springs, Co

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