Monsoon season is here, and that means trouble for your HVAC system. High levels of humidity make it tough for systems to cool down a building sufficiently, so it’s important that you know what to expect. Check out our guide to find out what you should do and what you should know, and call our team for more information.
Your swamp cooler may not work
The reason swamp coolers are such a popular option in our area is that they work very well in dry climates. The problem is that a few months out of the year, monsoon season makes them less and less efficient—and on a really humid day, your system may not be able to keep you cool.
Unfortunately, there’s little we can do for you when your swamp cooler is not working due to the humidity in the air. Swamp coolers, or evaporative coolers, cool the air through evaporation. When there is too much water vapor in the air already, your system cannot cool you down. Make sure you’re prepared for this possibility with back up AC, or call us to retrofit central AC into your home!
Your refrigerant-based central AC system may freeze
Traditional central air conditioners can run into trouble with high humidity too. Your bills are likely to be higher during monsoon season, but regular tune-ups can help keep them low. There are also ways to prevent repairs.
If the air filter in your air conditioner is dirty, it may prevent the right amount of warm air from flowing into the system. This can force the coil inside of your system to freeze, and it gets a lot worse when high humidity levels allow extra moisture to condense on the coil. Change the filter every month and prevent AC system freezing during monsoon season.
Don’t waste your time with the runaround! Call Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. and let us do it right the first time! We offer AC repair and installation in Aztec, NM.