Common HVAC Problems During The Summer | Wesco Oil

Common HVAC Problems During The Summer

Don’t ignore the warning signs!

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With summer in full swing here in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts, your home’s air conditioning has been getting a workout.

But all of that usage can mean your HVAC system is getting overworked. If your A/C system hasn’t had its annual tune-up, contact us now and get it done to help prevent problems.

But even with routine maintenance, sometimes things can go wrong. That’s especially true if your HVAC system is more than 10 years old. If yours is, it may be time to upgrade to a new, energy-efficient system. Our equipment experts can help with that, and may be able to help you get a rebate on your new system!

Whatever your situation, there are some issues you should keep an eye out for. We’ve put together a list.

Poor air flow

This problem has more than one possible cause. Check the unit and make sure plants and shrubs aren’t close to the unit and trapping heat inside, which can not only cause poor air flow and inefficiency, it can cause your system to overheat.

The other possible cause is a dirty intake air filter, which can also mean dirty coils. When you run the A/C more, the filter gets dirty faster. During the summer, replace your filter more often, preferably every month. That’s especially true if you have pets.

Low refrigerant charge

Over time, the refrigerant lines and coils in your A/C system can develop tiny leaks. That allows refrigerant to escape. If it reaches the point of a low refrigerant charge, the air conditioning has to work harder to get your home to the set temperature. You’ll see higher energy costs and have a greater risk of a breakdown.

If you notice your home isn’t staying cool or that the air conditioning is running more often for longer periods, contact us. If it’s a low refrigerant job, a professional HVAC service technicians is required for fixing it.

Clogged condensate drain line

Your condensate drain line may get blocked by dirt, debris (like grass clippings), or insects. Fortunately, this problem reveals itself fairly quickly with water leakage near the A/C unit. If you see this, use a wet-dry vacuum to try and remove the clog. Contact us if that doesn’t resolve the problem.

Keep your HVAC system in tip-top shape. Contact us to schedule your tune-up!