3 Effects Summer Has on Your HVAC System

The summers can get very hot in Alberta, which means that most of us rely heavily on our ventilation and central air conditioning systems to keep us cool through those sticky and humid days. And, since we depend on having a secure unit to keep our home comfortable, it’s important to understand the real affects summer has on our HVAC system.

Here we’ll show you what can go wrong when the heat kicks in and how you can combat those late-summer issues that sometimes arise in HVAC systems in the Calgary area.

Extensive Use

When the heat gets going, you’ll have your A/C on quite regularly. And just like a car, if you continuously run your unit, it’s going to accelerate the chance of an issue occurring. If your system hasn’t been maintained properly (or frequently enough), there’s a much higher chance of it malfunctioning when you need it most. If you’ve been neglecting your HVAC system, now might be the time to get it serviced.

Humidity Issues

Most central air systems do an excellent job of removing excess moisture from the air in your home. But when the heat wave moves in and the humidity levels spike, your system can struggle if it’s old or inadequate. As a result, your home can feel warmer, and the air can feel thicker and uncomfortable to breathe in. If your system is old and outdated, it’s worth having it inspected for repairs and efficiency to ensure you’re keeping the humidity in your home at a comfortable and healthy level.

Higher Utility Bills

When the heat and humidity are high, you’ll have to keep your air conditioning system running longer and at a lower temperature to try and cool your home. And as a result, you’ll end up paying more to cool down your home in the summer.

Regardless of whether your system is getting older or not, it may need repairs due to the harsh effects that summer has on your HVAC system. For professional on-site maintenance and repairs, give us a call at Distinct Heating & Cooling. We can take care of all your HVAC related needs this late summer and throughout the year.