Common AC Problems in Summer

July 29, 2021

HVAC Technician Performing AC Maintenance in Show Low, AZ

With the heat of summer upon us in Show Low, AZ, using our air conditioners is common. Unfortunately, several things can go wrong with your AC during the summer months, and you will want to keep an eye out for these issues. If you see any problems, you will want to call an HVAC technician out as soon as possible.

Duct Leaks

The duct in your home carries the cool air and puts it out through each room. If something happens to your ductwork, like holes, you will be losing some of that cold air. This will cause your AC not to work very well, leading to wear and tear.

Refrigerant Leaks

If your AC has a refrigerant leak, it will not be able to cool your home effectively. A coolant leak can also damage some of the other components that reside in your AC unit. Addressing the leak and replacing the refrigerant should only be done by a licensed HVAC technician.

Dirty Air Filter

Your HVAC system has a filter that should be changed every month or so. If this filter becomes clogged, it will cause your air conditioner to work harder and be less efficient. In fact, you may see that your AC is not able to cool some of the rooms in your house well. Make sure that you inspect and change your filter frequently.

Faulty Fan

You have two fans inside of your HVAC system. One fan works to remove the hot air from your home, while the other keeps the evaporator coils cool by blowing air from the indoors all over them. In some cases, these fans can have worn belts, insufficient lubrication, and problems with the motor. If you hear strange noises, this is an indicator that you are having fan issues.

If you have any issues with your air conditioning unit, please call Rim Country Mechanical, Inc. today. Our experienced HVAC technicians can help get to the bottom of what is causing your air conditioner problems. We also offer furnace repair, maintenance, and installation services as well as indoor air quality and refrigeration services. If repairs are left undone, the problem could worsen.