5 Typical HVAC Problems to Avoid This Summer
The summer heat is here and it may seem like your air conditioners has been running almost
constantly. Your air conditioner is an important part of your home, and you certainly don’t
want to discover that it’s stopped working on a hot, humid day. Here are five of the most
common HVAC problems and how to avoid them in the first place so you can enjoy your air
conditioning all summer long.
1. Clogged Drain Lines – Your air conditioner has a drain line attached to the evaporator
coil which removes moisture from the air. Clogged lines can create a back-flow into the
unit, causing damage. You can clear these lines periodically with a wet-dry vacuum.
2. Leaking Refrigerant – Refrigerant leaks are typically caused by low levels of refrigerant,
which prevent absorbed liquid from converting to gas, causing build-up and damage.
3. Faulty Capacitor – Your air conditioner has two capacitors that keep the compressor
functioning properly. If one of these burns out, the entire unit can malfunction. Regular
servicing by a professional can ensure these continue to work properly.
4. Thermostat Malfunctions – Issues with the thermostat inside your home can often be
the culprit responsible when your air conditioner is not working properly. Simply
replacing the batteries in your thermostat regularly can solve many problems with the
5. Blown Fuse – The most common reason for a blown fuse is an obstruction that blocks
airflow. Replacing a dirty air filter is an inexpensive way to ensure proper operation.
Summer is in full swing and our air conditioners are working harder than ever. Ensure your
system operates at its best by checking your system for these common problems before they
create a larger issue.