Summer is in full swing, and that can mean long days lounging at a pool, swimming in a lake, or hiking the many trails around Colorado Springs. However, the summer heat can put a lot of pressure on your HVAC system to keep up with the cooling of the air in your home. As the summer days go by, it is important to be aware of some common HVAC problems that occur primarily in the summer.
If you enter your house from the outdoor heat and feel like there’s a lot of humidity inside, that may mean there is something wrong with the HVAC system. Oftentimes, older units will begin to not deal with humidity well, and this can be a first sign that some special care should be dedicated to humidity control, and it may be time to consider replacing the air conditioning system.
Leaks in the Refrigerant Lines
When you turn on your air conditioner because of the intense heat, it is a very unsatisfying feeling if hot air comes blowing out of your vents. This may be caused by leaks in your refrigerant lines. The coils and lines in your HVAC system that cool your house may develop tiny holes or cracks. When the air conditioner is being used a lot, it can cause these holes and cracks to become larger, causing more problems. If there are leaks, it is time to get them sealed!
Air Filters Need Changing
One of the best pieces of advice regarding an HVAC system is to change the air filters. Dirty filters can cause everything from bad airflow to more allergens in the air. Air needs to be circulated fast in the summer, so it doesn’t hurt to change the filters as soon as once a month.
Hardcastle Heating, Air, & Plumbing has an expert team that can take care of all your HVAC needs. If you are experiencing problems with your air conditioner, there is no sense in waiting in this heat to get it fixed. Contact us today for a free estimate.