HVAC vs. Summer

Summer is here but so is the heat and hurricane season. For 2024, NOAA is expecting it to be one of the hottest summers and an 85% chance of more than average storms. Thus, it is our HVAC vs. Summer and precautions need to be made.

Storm Damage

Hurricane season starts June 1st and ends November 30th. Without the right precautions, storms can easily cause damage or shorten the lifespan of your HVAC system. There are many easy steps to take to prevent issues. Here are a few: https://lhtcooling.com/ways-to-protect-your-hvac-system-during-stormy-season/.

Beat The Heat

The summer is the busiest season for most HVAC companies, especially in the South. We generally hear about the same 3 issues:

  1. The thermostat is showing that it is warmer than the set temperature. For extreme weather, it is normal to see the temperature +/- 5F of the set temperature. If it is any more than a 5F difference, then it is time for a service call.
  2. The thermostat is set below 69F and the A/C is not cooling. HVAC systems are only meant to be within 20F of the outside temperature. Therefore, if it is 90F outside, but your thermostat is set for 68F, the system will struggle to keep up.
  3. The system won’t stop running. In relevance to the system struggling to keep up, the system may continuously run in an attempt. In this case of HVAC vs. Summer, the lifespan of your system will shorten and may cause other problems down the road. Try to keep the set temperature closer to the temperature outside. If the system still runs continuously, a technician will need to inspect the issue.

HVAC vs. Summer

We understand that is gets hot and humid here at the beach. Therefore, it is important to keep your system well taken care of. If it is an extremely hot day or it recently rained, you may deal with high humidity in your home or business. This is common and should come with lack of concern. If the humidity is persistent, however, there are steps that can be taken to help lower the levels. Please note that humidity levels between the 40s and 70s is normal.


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North Myrtle Beach HVAC & Refrigeration

LHT Cooling, Heating & Refrigeration is a North Myrtle Beach HVAC and commercial refrigeration company serving the South Carolina Grand Strand, Carolina Shores and North Carolina. LHT services and repairs heat pumps, heating units, air conditioning units, furnaces, ventilation systems, indoor air quality, humidifications, ductless systems, boilers, reach-in coolers, walk-in coolers, reach-in freezers, walk-in freezers, ice machines, blast chillers and refrigerated displays.

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