North Port AC: The Most Common AC Issues Homeowners Face

The Most Common AC Issues Homeowners Face

According to the National Centers for Environmental Information, 2022 will become one of the top ten hottest years on record. It’s not a year you want to have HVAC problems.

Regular AC maintenance can be key to your AC making it through record temperatures without experiencing issues. A technician can ensure your system can keep your home cool as temperatures heat up.

You should have your HVAC system checked if it is showing signs of any of the following common AC issues.

A Faulty Thermostat

If your thermostat is not correctly reading your home’s indoor temperature, it could be working harder than necessary.

You could have a sensor that needs repositioning, or the thermostat may need to be cleaned or leveled. But you also might need a new thermostat.

Water Leaks

Water leaking from your indoor unit or outdoor compressor indicates a problem.

A clogged drainage hose is often the cause of an indoor leak but could also indicate a broken condensate pump. An outdoor leak can be caused by several problems that an AC technician can troubleshoot.

A Clogged Filter

When it comes to common AC problems, perhaps the most preventable issue is inefficiency and damage caused by a clogged filter. Regularly changing your AC filter is something most homeowners can do without hiring a technician.

Dirty Registers

If your AC unit has to work hard to push air through dirty registers, it can cause excessive wear and tear on the unit. Like changing a filter, this is a task most homeowners can perform. You’ll need your vacuum cleaner and a brush attachment.

Low Refrigerant

Your AC’s refrigerant might be low due to a leak, or it was undercharged when your HVAC unit was installed.

Either way, you should have it looked at by a professional as soon as possible in case a leak does need repairing. Exposure to refrigerants can pose a health risk.

Minimal or Uneven Airflow

If you notice some rooms don’t seem to be getting as much cool air as others, or if you can barely feel air coming out of the registers throughout the house, you need to schedule a technician visit. Airflow problems could be caused by several things that a professional can troubleshoot.

Frozen or Dirty Coils

When your AC turns on, a fan blows air across the evaporator coils, so they can get filthy over time, especially if you neglect to change your filter regularly. This debris can reduce airflow, causing the coils to freeze.

Frozen coils can also be indicative of too much refrigerant.

Avoid These Common AC Issues This Summer

The hottest part of the summer is the worst time to have AC issues. Regular HVAC maintenance can mean the difference between a comfortable summer and a costly one – with high energy bills or HVAC repairs or replacement.

If you have not had an HVAC inspection this year, contact us today to make an appointment. One of our technicians will inspect your AC and perform any necessary maintenance tasks that will help keep your system running efficiently all summer.

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