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Common Summer HVAC Issues: How Can You Avoid Them?

One of the last things you want to experience in the summer is an air conditioner break-down. The more you know about the issues your equipment is up against this season, the better you can protect it. Moreover, routine inspections and tune-ups go a long way in keeping heating and cooling systems performing efficiently. 

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Keep reading to learn about the issues your HVAC system is prone to in the summer and how you can avoid them. 

Increased humidity. Warm air contains more moisture, so it’s normal for it to be more humid. If your air conditioner is already on but your indoor air is still noticeably humid, this could be a sign that you need a dehumidifier. High-quality air conditioners can usually handle a significant amount of humidity, but it wouldn’t hurt to run a dehumidifier if you’re uncomfortable. 

Refrigerant leaks. Your air conditioner needs refrigerant to deliver cool air to your living spaces. Leaks in the refrigerant lines will cause your AC to produce warm air. If you’re experiencing this issue, Premier Comfort AC repair experts are here to help. We’ll locate the leaks in your AC and seal them so your home will become comfortably cool again. 

Poor airflow. Lack of airflow is another common problem homeowners experience. This issue can occur if the system’s air filter or ductwork is dirty. Make sure to replace your air filter regularly or as recommended by the manufacturer. Also, have your ductwork routinely checked and cleaned by a professional. 

Higher energy costs. An increase in your energy bills is a sign that your HVAC system may not be performing efficiently or you might not be using it correctly. There are a couple of things you can do to save more energy this summer, such as investing in a smart thermostat or using fans to supplement your AC. If your existing equipment is at least a decade old, consider replacing it. 

At Premier Comfort, we’re always ready to help with your heating and cooling concerns. We offer quality air conditioner repair and installation services. Give us a call at (303) 916-6773 or fill out our contact form to learn more about our services. We serve clients in Brighton, CO, and nearby areas.

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