Sunday, July 12, 2020

What Are Some Common Summer HVAC Problems?

The hotter it gets during the summer, the more calls we at Arctic Heating and Cooling receive for air conditioner repair. And it’s not just because people are less likely to put off a repair when it’s 100 degrees outside. The hot, humid summer weather actually makes breakdowns more likely (which is why we encourage homeowners with older HVAC units to consider replacing them in the spring BEFORE they breakdown). Over the next few days we will be posting some of the common problems we see with air conditioners during the dog days of summer.

Low Refrigerant Charge:
Contrary to popular belief, air conditioners don’t actually consume refrigerant when they run. But the coils and refrigerant lines can develop tiny pinhole leaks that allow refrigerant to escape over time. This can lead to a low refrigerant charge. An undercharged air conditioner will have trouble cooling the air, which leads to longer runtimes, wasted energy, and even overheating. To correct this problem, a licensed HVAC technician will need to seal the leak(s) before adding more refrigerant.

Watch tomorrow for the next common problem with your HVAC unit.

If you need a service on your HVAC equipment give Karen a call at Arctic Heating and Cooling 519-627-6726.

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