Common Mid-Summer AC Repairs

Summer is in full force here in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! We hope that you are enjoying it to the fullest and not counting down the days until the kids go back to school. As the days continue to get hotter and hotter, our AC units work harder and harder. It’s common to experience an issue or two, even if you have a new or recently serviced air conditioner. Below we will address a few common mid-summer AC repairs that we see throughout the next few months and what we can do to help!

Refrigerant Leak

Some homeowners incorrectly assume that refrigerant in your AC unit runs out naturally, similar to gasoline in your vehicle. That’s simply not try. Technically speaking, when your air conditioner was installed, it was supplied with enough refrigerant to last as long as the unit lasts. If you have lost refrigerant, then you have a leak. You can have the refrigerant recharged (refilled), but this doesn’t solve the problem. One must find the source of the leak and repair it.

Dirty Condensate Lines

If your AC system’s condensate lines get too much build up inside it can cause water to back up in your home, and that’s never good. That is ALWAYS a problem that you need to avoid at all cost. If you noticed water leaking from your air conditioner, then it’s most likely because your condensate line is clogged. 911 Comfort Air always checks our your lines during a routine maintenance inspection, but as we mentioned before, it’s common to happen during the hot summer months.

Worn Fan Belt

The easiest problem for us to take care of in the middle of the summer is a worn down fan belt. If a 911 AC technician notices a worn down belt, we will just take it off and replace it with a new one. Failure to replace this belt can result in bigger issues, so be sure to let us know as soon as you notice something isn’t quite right with your system.

Hopefully you don’t experience any HVAC issues and you can enjoy the summer relaxing poolside with a drink in your hand!