How to Avoid These Three HVAC Problems This Summer

HVAC Maintenance

Summer is here and no one in Florida wants to be without air conditioning. But there might be a few sneaky little maintenance issues that could turn your comfortable summer into a miserable one. Before you panic, check to see if any of these common HVAC problems could be the reason your home isn’t staying cool.

Clogged Drain Lines

Remember how we’re always stressing the importance of changing your air filters? Well that is extended to your AC drain line. Your unit’s drain line can become clogged with dirt, dust, debris, mold, and mildew overtime. Just like a dirty filter, a clogged drain line can lead to an inefficient air conditioning system. How can you avoid this issue?

Regularly check your drain line for any type of blockage. Your unit’s drain line is vital in maintaining the ideal humidity levels throughout your home. With the help of a wet-vac (wet-dry vacuum), you can easily clear dirt and debris from the drain line. If you want to be comfortable in your home this summer, this is crucial.

If you are unsure how to clean your drain line, it is best to call a professional. While it might cost a little more than doing it yourself, it could save your air conditioning unit in the long run. Give us a call at (813) 929-4295 if you have questions or if you’d like one of our technicians to come out and clean your drain line.

Refrigerant Leaks

Have you noticed that your home’s temperature fluctuates and a pool of liquid near your unit? It’s likely you have a refrigerant leak. The main job of the refrigerant is to dehumidify the air in your home. If your air condition unit’s refrigerant levels get low, the components of your AC won’t be able to pull the heat from the air in your home. And thus you and your family will be very uncomfortable.

While you can identify a refrigerant leak yourself, the solution is best handled by a professional such as an Air Hawk technician. You might be thinking that it’s just a liquid— you can just top-off the refrigerant yourself. Not so fast. The leak could be the result of a more severe issue with your unit. It is best not to attempt any DIY solutions on your own. Contact our team and schedule an appointment to ensure the problem is handled correctly the first time.

Blown Fuse or Tripped Circuit Breaker

Noticed that your home is not quite cooling off as it should? Your AC blower might working overtime. If you have changed your air filters or done any scheduled maintenance, there could be something blocking air from flowing freely through your HVAC system. As a result, your blower and other components of your unit are working harder to cool your home. This can lead to a blown fuse or a tripped circuit breaker.

The first thing you’ll want to do is change your air filter. You can use a washable filter or a disposable filter—it’s really your preference. We recommend sticking to a schedule of 30 days—no more than 60 days—in between filter changes. This not only ensures that your blower doesn’t have to overextend itself, it also helps maintain the indoor air quality of your home.

Once you’ve changed your air filter, reset your circuit breaker. If the issue persists, do not continue with the DIY solutions. Contact Air Hawk and we will schedule an appointment for you with one of our trained professionals.

The best to avoid some of these come HVAC problems is regular scheduled maintenance. Using a maintenance checklist and having an HVAC maintenance plan can help keep your home cool this summer and also save you money in the long run. Avoid the repairs and unnecessary expenses by calling the Air Hawk team today to schedule a maintenance checkup. And then sit back enjoy a cool, comfortable home all summer long.

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