30 Dec Common HVAC Issues
You always take preventative measures to make sure your HVAC system is operating effectively, as well as to keep it from breaking down sooner rather than later. Here are the most common HVAC system issues to watch out for.
Not Keeping up with Maintenance – Regular, preventative maintenance is necessary in order to avoid performances issues and keep your HVAC system running long term. Regular maintenance allows professional technicians to find and fix whatever is wrong with your unit before it gets worse. Otherwise, minor issues can become costly, and the likelihood of your HVAC system failing increases.
Your Filters Are Dirty & Clogged Up – If your air conditioner has dirty and/or worn filters, the unit will exert more energy to work properly. Dirty filters increase your energy costs and shorten the life of the unit. Monitoring your filters often and replacing them every season will make certain that your system is performing at its best. Filter monitoring and replacement will also improve your indoor air quality by preventing dust, allergens and other air pollutants from getting into the air.
Refrigerant Is Leaking from the Unit – Air conditioning units use liquid agents called refrigerants, which move within the coils of the unit to help cool and dehumidify the air inside your home. If there isn’t enough refrigerant inside the unit, the air won’t be cool enough, and you’ll struggle to cool your home. Low refrigerant levels can also cause the condenser to overwork itself, which can result in more issues and more costly repairs.
Your Thermostat Isn’t Working Properly – Sometimes, it’s not the HVAC unit that’s having problems—it’s your thermostat. If the thermostat isn’t working correctly, it will affect the amount of cool or hot air the HVAC unit puts out, and again you’ll struggle to heat or cool your home.
Your Air Isn’t Properly Balanced – The hot or cold air that passes through your vents has to move through a network of ducts before it enters each room in your home. Dampers help regulate air movement by decreasing airflow in one line while letting the more conditioned air travel to other areas. If one room is cooler or warmer than another is, it might be because these dampers aren’t balanced properly.
If you’re in need of air conditioning or heater repair, we can help. We’re a heating and cooling contractor that has been providing HVAC services in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for several years. Contact us by phone at 405-917-5558, or through the form on our website.