3 Issues That Can Impact Your HVAC System This Summer

Will your HVAC system be able to keep your Mount Washington, Kentucky, home comfortable this summer? Discover how storm damage, maintenance neglect, and overworking your air conditioner can impact your HVAC system’s performance.

Storm Damage

Thunderstorms can occur at any time during the summer. When a severe thunderstorm occurs, your system could be at risk for damage due to power outages, flooding, and other storm-related problems.

If a severe thunderstorm is occurring, turn off your HVAC system to prevent unexpected power surges from damaging the system. After the storm ends, perform a quick check of the condenser unit outside your home for any visible external signs of storm damage before turning on your system again.

Maintenance Neglect

You don’t want your HVAC system to break down unexpectedly on a humid Kentucky summer afternoon. If you notice unusual smells or sounds coming from your system or that it isn’t cooling your home as expected, call us immediately. If you ignore these issues, they could cause your system to break down.

Keep your HVAC system operating properly by scheduling regular maintenance appointments and calling us as soon as you discover a problem with your unit. Being proactive and quickly responding when there is a problem will ensure that your air conditioner will keep you and your family cool in your home this summer.

Overworking Your Air Conditioner

When the humidity and temperature rise in the summer, you’ll rely on your air conditioner to work properly to keep you cool. However, even the most well-maintained HVAC system can be overworked.

To give your air conditioner a break, close blinds and curtains during the day to keep out the sun. Use a dehumidifier to lower the humidity level inside. You can also invest in a programmable or smart thermostat to adjust temperatures inside your home at night or during the workday.

Is your HVAC system prepared to deliver the comfort you expect this summer? Call Birkhead Co. at (502) 443-9545 to schedule an HVAC system maintenance visit.

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