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Common Summer HVAC Problems and How to Avoid Them

June 12, 2024 | Blog

As the summer heat intensifies in College Station, ensuring your HVAC system is in top-notch condition becomes paramount. At Barker’s Cooling, Heating & Plumbing, we understand the importance of a reliable air conditioning system during these sweltering months. Founded in 1974, our company has been dedicated to providing exceptional HVAC services to the residents of College Station, Bryan, and Navasota. In this blog post, we will discuss common summer HVAC problems and how to avoid them, ensuring your home remains a cool sanctuary all season long.

Common Summer HVAC Problems

1. Refrigerant Leaks

One of the most common issues homeowners face during the summer is refrigerant leaks. Refrigerant is crucial for the cooling process, and a leak can significantly reduce your system’s efficiency. Signs of a refrigerant leak include reduced cooling, hissing sounds, and ice buildup on the evaporator coils.

How to Avoid It:

Regular maintenance is key. Schedule an annual HVAC inspection with Barker’s to ensure your system is leak-free and operating efficiently. Our licensed professionals will check for any signs of wear and tear and address potential issues before they escalate.

2. Dirty Air Filters

Dirty air filters can restrict airflow, causing your HVAC system to work harder and less efficiently. This not only increases your energy bills but can also lead to system breakdowns.

How to Avoid It:

Replace your air filters every 1-3 months, especially during peak usage periods like summer. Barker’s offers comprehensive maintenance plans that include regular filter replacements, ensuring your system runs smoothly.

3. Thermostat Issues

A malfunctioning thermostat can lead to inconsistent temperatures and increased energy consumption. Common problems include incorrect calibration, dead batteries, or outdated models.

How to Avoid It:

Upgrade to a programmable or smart thermostat. These devices offer better control over your home’s temperature, allowing you to set schedules and reduce energy usage. Our team at Barker’s can help you choose and install the right thermostat for your needs.

4. Clogged Drain Lines

Your HVAC system’s drain lines can become clogged with dirt, algae, and debris, leading to water leaks and potential water damage.

How to Avoid It:

Regularly inspect and clean your drain lines. During our maintenance visits, Barker’s technicians will ensure your drain lines are clear and functioning properly, preventing any water-related issues.

Why Choose Barker’s?

At Barker’s Cooling, Heating & Plumbing, we pride ourselves on earning your “Seal of Approval” every day. Our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction sets us apart as a trusted authority in the HVAC industry. Here are a few reasons why we are the preferred provider for HVAC services in College Station, Bryan, and Navasota:

Experienced Professionals

With nearly five decades of experience, our team of licensed professionals is equipped to handle any HVAC issue. We undergo extensive background checks, ensuring that only the most trustworthy technicians enter your home.

Comprehensive Services

From routine maintenance to emergency repairs and system installations, Barker’s Cooling, Heating & Plumbing offers a full range of HVAC services. We tailor our solutions to meet your specific needs, ensuring optimal performance and comfort.

Iron Clad Guarantees

We stand by our work with our No-Risk Money Back Guarantee. If you are not 100% satisfied with your new home comfort system, we will make any necessary modifications or replace the system until you are completely satisfied. If we cannot meet your expectations, we will remove the equipment and return 100% of your investment.

Ensuring Year-Round Comfort

Don’t let common summer HVAC problems disrupt your comfort. By taking proactive measures and partnering with a trusted provider like Barker’s Cooling, Heating & Plumbing, you can ensure your system runs efficiently all season long. Whether you need routine maintenance, emergency repairs, or a new system installation, we are here to help.

Contact Barker’s Cooling, Heating & Plumbing today at (979) 398-5194 or click here to schedule your HVAC service and experience the difference of working with a company that is dedicated to earning your “Seal of Approval” every day. Stay cool and comfortable this summer with our expert HVAC solutions.

Why Choose Barker's?

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You will save a minimum of 30% on your heating and cooling costs or we will refund double-the-difference of your savings not realized during the first year.
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If we do not have your new system operating by the date promised, we will pay you $500 for your inconvenience.
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We guarantee that the equipment we have installed will perform as we have stated, or we will remove it and return 100% of your investment.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Very Professional

Chandler did an excellent job checking out our heat pump. He was very professional, communicated well, was responsive to our questions and I was very happy with everything he did.

Steve M.

Honest and Trustworthy

Our AC went out during a late summer heatwave. Called Barkers and Victor worked very hard to get the outside unit up and running. Two hours later we conceded to the death of a 29 yo unit. Victor notified the office the next morning, and within 24 hours we had a complete new system installed, and the house cooled by the time I got home from work. Highly recommend. Honest and trustworthy.

Susan H.

Very Impressed

We were impressed by this company from the first phone call. Reed was an exceptional young man; very personable and professional. The installation team of Mike, John and Cody did an excellent job. Barker’s is a business with high standards and we are very satisfied with everything about them. So glad we found this company!

Donna D.