You know what they say, “What can go wrong, will go wrong.” That’s true when it comes to your HVAC system too. And of course, it happens at the most inopportune time!
Heatwave? Yep, the perfect time for HVAC problems!
So what can you do? Well, be like the boy scouts and “Be Prepared!” Keep an eye on your system and know what you might be up against. Keep reading to learn about a few common HVAC problems you could face this summer!
1. AC Capacitor Failure
Your outdoor condenser unit has a capacitor. The capacitor stores a charge kind of like a battery, and when it fails, it will cause your AC not to function. During extended periods of hot weather, your condenser can overwork, especially if it’s older, or you are trying to cool your home too much.
You should only try to reduce the indoor temperature in your home a maximum of 20 degrees cooler than the outdoor temperature. Anything higher than that could cause your system to overwork. Your condenser overworking can blow an old capacitor because they slowly degrade over time.
An HVAC technician can usually replace the capacitor and get your system back up and running fairly quickly. You should never attempt it yourself because it involves dangerous amounts of electricity.
2. Low Airflow
If the air’s not flowing, you’ll be sweatin’! There are several problems that could cause poor airflow for your system.
Dust and dirt may clog your ducts. Hiring an HVAC technician to perform a professional duct cleaning will clear out your ducts, increasing airflow and removing allergens.
It’s also possible that your furnace air filter needs changing. This is something that every homeowner can do themselves. You should change your furnace air filter once every 1-3 months.
3. Bad Air Quality
Are you plagued by bad summer allergies? Well, a problem with your HVAC system could be to blame.
If the humidity is too high in your home, that can allow for the growth of mold, fungus, and bacteria that cause allergy attacks in many people. By repairing an existing full-home dehumidifier, or installing a new one, you can make your home less hospitable to these little invaders during the muggy spring and summer months.
If you have persistent problems with poor air quality, you can hire an HVAC technician to install UV lights inside your ducts. These kill the mold and bacteria that thrive in the otherwise damp dark spaces.
The Solution to Your HVAC Problems
And there you have it: a few of the things that could go wrong with your HVAC system this summer! Remember, no matter what goes wrong, an experienced HVAC technician can handle it!
We are pros at solving all your HVAC problems. We would love to help you stay cool this summer and get your system back up and running as soon as possible. Don’t sweat it, contact us today!