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How to Tell if You Have a Problem with Your AC Unit

May 2

As temperatures rise, HVAC companies in Colorado Springs receive more requests for air conditioner repairs. However, this isn't just because it's hot out, people are less likely to put off taking care of their vehicles.

 

My AC isn't working in the summer.

 

Breakdowns are more likely in summer because of the heat and humidity (which is why we advise homeowners with older HVAC systems to think about replacing them in spring BEFORE they break down). Air conditioners can face various difficulties, some of which are more prevalent during the summer heat.



Low Refrigerant Charge

 

When they are running air conditioners do not use refrigerant. Leaks in the pinhole can lead to refrigerants leaching from coils and lines. Low refrigerant charges are a result of this. Longer operating times, lost energy, and overheating are the results of the air conditioner operating on a low charge. This issue can be resolved by a certified HVAC contractor who seals any leaks.



Poor Ventilation:

 

There are many factors that affect the flow of air to your HVAC unit. The most frequently encountered issue during summer is the growth of vegetation in the vicinity of the HVAC unit. This stops the air from moving and keeps heat. There is the possibility of overheating as a result of this lack of efficiency. In addition, the intake filter is more likely to become clogged when the air conditioner runs more frequently. During the summer months, it is recommended that you change your filters every month. There is a relationship between filthy filters and filthy heating coils. In the months before summer begins check the coils and cleaned them to ensure that the air is flowing freely over them.





Problems with electricity:

 

In the summer months when temperatures are high, your HVAC system's electrical components are more vulnerable to being damaged. You must be very cautious when using a weed-wacker close to your HVAC system. You should be cautious with the trimmer as it can cause damage to the fins and possibly shorten the wires. A professional should be hired to do this job. This service is provided by HVAC firms in Colorado Springs along with other HVAC services. The capacitor is the most widely known element of an HVAC system. It ceases service during summer. This electrical component could overheat if there is an increased workload or high temperature from the sun.



Compressor failure

 

Although most of the issues mentioned above are easily fixed but allowing them to remain unchecked could lead to an expensive problem such as compressor failure. Insufficient airflow or lack of charge could cause the compressor to overload, get hotter and eventually fail. It is essential to call a qualified HVAC technician immediately whenever your air conditioner stops working properly. Avoiding the possibility of problems in the first place is even more beneficial because our HVAC firms in Colorado Springs include fall and spring HVAC maintenance on the HVAC system.

 

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