Summer weather is on its way, and homeowners will be relying on their air conditioning to keep their homes comfortable. With proper maintenance and a seasonal tune-up, you can stay ahead of potential problems. However, even the best-laid plans can veer off track, and sometimes the unexpected crops off. At Curtis Total Service, we can help you address problems as they arise so that you don’t have to deal with an out-of-service or underperforming HVAC system for long.
The coils and refrigerant lines of your HVAC unit are responsible for cooling the air that enters your home. When you are using your air conditioner constantly during the summer months, your coils and lines may develop tiny pinholes where refrigerants can leak. Over time, refrigerant leaks can cause your system to underperform, which can lead to strain on your system, overheating, and warm air coming from your unit.
Too Much Moisture and Humidity Indoors
Mid-Atlantic summers are plagued by humidity, but you should be able to skip the humidity indoors. Air conditioning units help control the humidity in your home when functioning correctly, but sometimes older model systems can’t handle it very efficiently. If you notice more humidity than you are used to in your home this summer, it may be time to replace your air conditioning unit. Dehumidifiers can temporarily provide comfort, but they’re not great long-term solutions to the source of the problem.
Poor Circulation and Low Air Flow
Cleaning your ductwork, removing debris from your outdoor condenser, and changing your HVAC filters are crucial parts of HVAC maintenance. Without these essential components, your home could suffer from poor airflow, which can reduce the efficiency of your system. Reduced efficiency can lead to higher utility bills and undue stress on your system. You may also notice that your home doesn’t stay as cool as you would like.
Indoor Air Quality
In some cases, the indoor air quality can be worse than the outdoor air quality. Humidifiers, air purifiers, and frequent cleaning can make sure your home stays free of common allergens. If you’ve noticed an uptick in seasonal allergy symptoms, reach out to your HVAC technician for more information about how to improve your home’s indoor air quality and the air cleaning purifiers they offer.