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5 Common Reasons Your Air Conditioner May Fail During the Summer

Do you know what heating and air conditioning issues to look out for this summer?

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The last thing you need in the heat of summer is for something to go wrong with your air conditioning system. It’s hot enough outside; you definitely don’t want an air conditioning failure to make it hot inside too. Being prepared can help you prevent or identify air conditioning issues.

Here are the 5 most common reasons for AC issues in the summer:

#1: Refrigerant Levels Get Low

If you have a leak in your system the refrigerant levels can get low, resulting in lack of cooling. When this happens you can’t just add more to fix the problem. A technician needs to repair the leaks first and then adjust the refrigerant levels to the right level.

#2: Dirty Condenser Coils

When the condenser coils become dirty they can prevent the system from properly cooling the air. It also inhibits airflow, which can result in frozen coils that will also prevent cooling. An HVAC tech can clean the coils and ensure proper function.

#3: Clogged Condensate Drain

As the air conditioning system runs, the condensation from the unit flows down a condensate drain. If the drain gets clogged with dirt and debris you will end up with water around your unit, which can result in serious water damage to your home. The drain needs to be cleared to ensure effective run off.

#4: Fan Issues

If one of the fans in your system is not functioning properly either due to a faulty motor or worn fan belt, it can result in insufficient airflow and lack of cooling in your home.

#5: Thermostat Trouble

One of the most common causes of air conditioner failure is having problems with the thermostat. This could be something as simple as an inaccurate thermostat setting or complete thermostat malfunction. Testing, recalibrating, and possibly replacing the thermostat is the way to fix the issue.

Don’t get stuck in the heat of summer without your AC. If you think you have any of the above issues with your heating and air conditioning system, contact the team at H.H. Hovey Heating & Cooling by calling 336.768.2703 or by clicking here.

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