Common Summer Time AC Problems

Summer is here! And while that may mean vacations, barbeques and beach days; it also brings something less pleasant. Broken air conditioners. There is no doubt about it; summer is the most demanding season for your air conditioner. And with all that high demand comes unique problems for your AC.

However, there’s hope! Understanding the issues your AC faces in the summer can help you better prepare for what’s ahead and avoid the problems all together.

AC Refrigerant Leaks

Refrigerant leaks are a common summer problem. When this happens, your AC is no longer able to cool down the air properly and your comfort suffers.

When it comes to refrigerant leaks, you need to let an Environmental Protection Agency certified technician handle the problem. Freon® is a dangerous substance and only experienced professionals should be handling it.

Clogged Air Filter

When your AC is running more, the air filter gets clogged more quickly. A clogged filter can lead to all sorts of problems with the air handler motor and the drainpipe. That’s why it’s so important you keep your filter clean.

While you should be changing your filter every month, this is especially true in the summertime.

Expensive Energy Bills

We all know that high temperatures mean higher energy bills. However, if your bill has skyrocketed, it could mean there is something wrong with your system. If you think your bill is too high, check with your neighbors and friends and see what they are paying. It could be that there is something wrong with your system, causing it to use too much electricity each month.

Air Conditioner Not Cooling

One of the biggest problems homeowners have with their systems in the summer is that there homes just aren’t cooling down properly. This is a big problem, especially when temperatures get dangerously hot.

There are a number of things that cause your system to not cool down properly in the summer. The best way to find out what is causing the issues is by calling a technician to take a look at your AC.

Avoid Summer AC Problems

There is no reason you should suffer this summer! Avoid all AC issues by having annual summer AC maintenance. It’s the best way to make sure your AC is running properly and that it is ready for the high demands of the summer heat. Call Sea Coast Air today or schedule your maintenance online.


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