The warm weather is almost here! It is time to check on your air conditioning unit to avoid inconvenience this long hot season. But due to various factors and circumstances, your A/C may still fail to perform efficiently.
Check out these reasons why the A/C malfunctions during spring and summer.
1. Your System Lacks Professional Inspection & Maintenance
Skipping HVAC maintenance and tune-up causes your system to underperform. Just as you need to regularly visit your physician for a checkup, your HVAC system also needs an expert inspection on a regular basis. Have your technician check on the system for potential problems and future mechanical issues. This helps your system provide the comfort level you desire.
2. Air Filters are Blocked
Dirt and dust build up on air filters result in poor air flow. When all sorts of dirt get clogged in the filters, your system reduces its efficiency. Not just that, blocked air filter can cause a serious threat to your family’s health. As the airflow decreases, your air conditioner may stop in cooling your home. Make sure to keep your filters clean for a safe and clean air indoors.
3. Compressor is Damaged
The compressor is one of the essential parts of your air conditioning unit. In fact, it is considered the “heart of the air conditioner”. Compressor failure constrains your cooling unit from running to its optimal performance. If it breaks down, you may need to replace your A/C with a new unit. See to it that your compressor is always in its best condition to prevent A/C malfunctions this hot season.
4. Indoor Humidity is High
A well working central air conditioning system effectively removes excess moisture and heat from your space. But if it fails to do its job, you will not get the comfort level desired at home. For houses with high indoor humidity, air conditioners need to work harder in keeping the space cool all day. Some A/C units especially older ones may find it more difficult to hold extra moisture and remove it properly.
5. Ducts are Dirty and Leaky
Your ductwork may develop cracks or holes over time where air can possibly leak out. When air leaks in the duct, it reduces the efficiency of your heating and cooling system. Dirty ducts are also a common cause of A/C glitch because of dirt build up. Once dust accumulates in the ductwork, airflow becomes restricted. Clean your ducts and check your home ventilation for leaky areas.
For your HVAC needs whether its repair, replacement, installation or maintenance, call us at Environmental Heating & Cooling. We will keep your system working at best performance all year-round.