Common HVAC Problems During The Summer Months
The kids are almost done with school and temperatures are reaching the upper 90’s. That must mean that summer is near! As you already know, the next 3-4 months in Myrtle Beach can be dreadfully hot. This puts added stress onto your HVAC unit, which can cause problems. It’s important to maintain your unit year round, so that it is in tip-top shape when it is really hot or really cold. Failing to do so can not only lead to an extremely warm home, but also costly repairs. Below are a few common HVAC problems that can arise during the summer months and how Beach Air of Myrtle Beach can help!
Poor Air Flow
There are a few things that can cause the air flow inside of your home to be less than stellar. When your air conditioner is being used more often (like in the hot heat of the summer), the intake air filter collects more dirt in less time. That’s why it is important to change out your air filters ever month during the summer. Dirty air filters can lead to dirty coils, so it’s a good idea to have your coils cleaned during this time of the year to keep air moving freely. Another culprit of poor air flow can be weeds and other vegetation growing around the unit, which traps the heat inside. This can cause overheating and inefficiency.
Low Refrigerant Charge
Over time, coils and refrigerant lines can develop tiny holes that causes refrigerant to leak over time, which leads to a low charge. An undercharged AC unit has trouble cooling air, which leads to wasted energy, longer run times and overheating. Any of our licensed technicians at Beach Air of Myrtle Beach can seal any leaks before replacing the refrigerant that was lost.
One of the parts of your unit that fails most often in the summertime is the capacitor. This component overheats by an increased workload, by excessive heat from the sun or both. If you think that you may have a faulty capacitor, please contact Beach Air immediately so that we can take a look.
All 3 of the issues above have the ability to make the compressor break down by overworking it or overheating. If you notice that your AC unit is not properly cooling your home as it should and you are having issues identifying the problem, please call a professional like Beach Air of Myrtle Beach. We will be able to figure out your issue in a short period of time and get your unit back up and running.