Don't let cooling system problems ruin your summer! Here's 10 problems to be mindful of. Prevention is key!

Summer in Northeast Ohio is a time for barbecues, beach trips, and basking in the sun, but it can also be a season of HVAC headaches if you’re not careful. No one wants to come home to a sweltering house or find themselves with a sky-high energy bill. With a bit of foresight and some handy tips, you can avoid the most common HVAC issues and keep your cool all summer long.

1. Maintenance misery

Think of your HVAC system like a car – it needs regular check-ups to continue running smoothly. Schedule a professional tune-up before the heat hits. Our expert technicians will clean the coils, check the refrigerant levels, and ensure all components are in working order. This preventive measure can catch small issues before they become big, expensive problems.

2. Filter filth

Dirty filters are one of the most common culprits behind HVAC problems. They restrict airflow, making your system work harder and less efficiently. Check your filters monthly and replace them every 1-3 months, depending on usage and the type of filter. A clean filter improves air quality and helps your system run more efficiently, saving you money on energy bills.

3. Thermostat torment

Your thermostat is the brain of your HVAC system. If it’s not working correctly, your whole system will suffer. Make sure your thermostat is properly calibrated and consider upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat. These allow you to set schedules so your HVAC system isn’t working overtime when you’re not home. Plus, they can help you save on energy costs by optimizing your cooling patterns.

4. Register restriction

Take a quick walk around your home every so often and make sure all vents and registers are open and unobstructed. Furniture, curtains, and other household items can block airflow, making your HVAC system work harder than it needs to. Proper airflow is essential for efficient cooling and maintaining a comfortable indoor environment.

5. Ductwork discord

Leaky ducts can be a major headache, leading to massive energy loss. If you notice uneven cooling or higher energy bills, it might be time to have your ducts inspected. Our professional team will seal any leaks, ensuring that cool air reaches its intended destination without unnecessary loss.

6. Condenser conniption

Your central air conditioning system’s outdoor condenser unit needs some TLC too. Clear away any debris, leaves, or plants that might be crowding it. Make sure there’s at least two feet of clearance around the unit to allow for proper airflow. Periodically check for any signs of wear and tear or damage and call us if you spot anything concerning.

7. Humidity hassle

High humidity can make your home feel warmer than it is and put extra strain on your HVAC system. Using a dehumidifier can help manage indoor humidity levels, making your home more comfortable and reducing the load on your HVAC system. Some modern HVAC systems come with built-in dehumidifiers, which can be a worthwhile investment.

8. System strain

During peak summer months, it can be tempting to set your thermostat to the lowest possible temperature. However, this can overwork your system, leading to breakdowns. Instead, aim to keep your home at a consistent, comfortable temperature. Use ceiling fans to help circulate cool air and reduce the load on your HVAC system.

9. Sign scorn

Strange noises, unpleasant odors, and reduced airflow are all signs that something might be wrong with your HVAC system. Don’t ignore these warning signs! Addressing them early can prevent more serious and costly problems down the road.

10. Kit kerfuffle

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, things just go wrong. Don’t forget to keep an emergency kit handy with fans, bottled water, and our phone number – 844-439-6344! A little preparation can help you stay cool and calm while waiting for our friendly neighborhood tech to arrive. (But you won’t have to wait long!)

Rely on us for a super summer!

By taking these simple steps, you can avoid common HVAC headaches and ensure your system runs smoothly all summer long. Enjoy your summer with peace of mind, knowing Hey Neighbor Heating & Cooling will help your home will stay cool and comfortable, no matter how high the temperatures climb.


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