5 Common HVAC Issues You’ll Experience in the Summer

August 31, 2021

Summer is notorious for HVAC issues and problems because of the increased usage of air conditioning systems. As we near the end of the summer season, property owners are not out of the woods quite yet. If you’re a property owner who hasn’t yet run into trouble with their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system, there’s still time for something to arise. If an issue does occur, you’ll need to know how to address the problem to keep things running along. Here are five common HVAC issues you still may experience this summer.

Unclean Filters

Due to the higher temperatures of the season, you’ve likely been using your AC unit more frequently. Increased use of your AC unit will make your filters dirtier. Unclean filters will compromise the performance of your air conditioning unit and possibly lead to other issues. Routinely examine your filters to see the state that they are in. If they are dirty, consider replacing them with new ones.

Outdoor Fan Failure

Your HVAC system could be experiencing issues because of a problem with your outdoor AC unit. Any debris or item that gets into the fan of your outdoor unit could damage it and prevent your system from operating as it should. Damaged fans can also undermine other parts of your outdoor unit. Avoid all of this by ensuring that the outdoor fan is shielded and protected from anything that may cause harm to it. 

Leaks and Low Refrigerant Levels

If your AC system is not functioning as it should and is blowing hot air rather than cool air, this could signal an issue with low refrigerant levels. Low refrigerant levels often occur because of a leak. When such an issue occurs, you’ll need to contact an HVAC professional like the experts at ProFlo to address the leaks and add new coolant to your system.

Malfunctioning Capacitors

The heat of the summer months threatens the integrity of your AC’s capacitors. Failing capacitors will disrupt the operations of your air conditioning unit. It’s a common HVAC issue that will prevent your AC from turning on. The best solution for preventing this issue from arising is to maintain your AC unit regularly. Reach out to an HVAC company to inspect your entire system and to spot any problems such as malfunctioning capacitors. An experienced HVAC company can offer a solution if there is something wrong. 

Clogged Drain Hoses

When your HVAC system functions properly, it’s able to balance your home’s humidity levels. It does this by taking humidity from the air and then filtering it out through a drainage line. However, this line can become clogged and cause many problems for your system. It can also be a safety hazard due to the presence of water underneath the system. Because of the severity of the issue, we recommend contacting an HVAC technician immediately to remove the existing clogs.

The next time you run into issues with your HVAC system, get in touch with the professionals at ProFlo, who can help you with all of your residential and commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning needs. The Murrieta, Temecula, and Canyon Lake communities have all seen first-hand just how reliable and excellent our AC maintenance and repair services can be. To experience just what we can do for you, call us today at (951) 694-1300 to schedule an appointment or to request a free estimate.

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