Three Common Problems With Your AC In The Summer
Summer is great for BBQs, relaxing by the pool, and watching baseball with an ice-cold lemonade in your hand. But nothing feels better after a long day of being outside than walking into an air-conditioned house that is ice-cold.
Except when the AC doesn't work.
Anyone that's ever had to hire an air conditioning repair person knows there's no difference between a regular AC repair and an emergency AC repair — it's always an emergency. Fortunately, there are some very common reasons why your AC may not work, which means it'll be no time at all before an HVAC company can have your system up and running again. Below are some of the most frequent problems you'll face with your air conditioner in the summer.
Bad Air Quality
Those spring months may be great at pollinating the flowers, but they're terrible for anyone with allergies and can wreak havoc on your ductwork. Pollen, allergens, and dirt can clog up your system and rest on your air conditioner coils, causing them to freeze over — even in summer! Moreover, they can destroy your air filters faster than normal or, at the very least, cause your air quality to suffer, so you need to be even more diligent in summer about making sure your unit is properly maintained.
Too Much Moisture
Excess water in the air can also be a nightmare for AC systems, many of which rely on a steady stream of warm air to create the cool air that is then pumped back into your home. If you've got moisture in the air though, it can collect on your condenser coils and freeze the entire system, beginning at one spot and working its way up. If you're facing an excessively humid summer and you've noticed your air conditioner is having to work harder to pump cold air in your home, call an air conditioning repair tech to come take a look as soon as possible.
High Energy Bills
Your air conditioner is going to work harder in the summer than it does in the winter, that much is true. But the overall cost of your system should stay relatively the same since the energy bill will simply transfer from your furnace's operation to your air conditioner. If you've noticed that your bill is getting higher and higher, even though your usage stays the same, it could be a problem with the unit itself, especially if it's reaching the end of its life expectancy. Contact an air conditioning repair technician to take a look, and get it replaced if necessary.