Are you fully prepared for the arrival of winter?
If not, now is the time to make sure your home is ready for severe weather and falling temperatures. This includes checking for HVAC issues that could make things a bit uncomfortable at the least convenient time. The key is to be able to identify potential HVAC problems before they become big expensive problems.
This article can help. Here we take a look at common problems with HVAC systems every homeowner should know about in order to avoid costly HVAC repairs down the road. Keep reading to learn more.
1. Dirty Coil
It’s important to keep an eye on your HVAC’s evaporator coil. This is a vital component that will cause your heating/cooling system to run less efficiently when it gets dirty.
Fortunately, you can clean it by hosing it off or have a trained HVAC technician handle the task for you.
2. Condenser Issues
You might also notice water puddles forming on the ground around the base of your HVAC system. This is a clear sign that the condenser needs to be serviced or replaced.
Leaking water might not seem like a big deal, but it could actually be evidence of a much more serious problem that could lead to expensive HVAC repairs if not addressed as soon as possible.
3. Dirty Air Filter
A dirty air filter will prevent the HVAC system from running efficiently. Fortunately, air filters are inexpensive and easy to replace. The best strategy is to replace your HVAC air filter every 4 to 6 weeks.
4. Dirty Ductwork
Keeping your ductwork isn’t easy. But it’s also important for ensuring that your home stays cool in the summer and toasty warm during the cold months of winter.
Scheduling a duct cleaning company to clean your ducts each year will help reduce the buildup of dust, pollen, and other types of debris.
Always schedule a system check and coil cleaning after you get your ducts cleaned!
5. Broken Thermostat
The thermostat in your home is the brain of your HVAC system. When a thermostat stops working, your HVAC won’t heat or cool your home properly. That’s why it’s important to upgrade to a smart thermostat and keep it set at a temp that maximizes energy.
6. Lack of Airflow
When you have a lack of airflow, it doesn’t matter where you set the temp you set your thermostat. That’s because the warm or cool air won’t circulate properly throughout your home.
It’s important to keep your system and filters clean and to not cover up return vents to ensure that the HVAC system runs efficiently to keep your monthly energy bill to a minimum.
A Homeowner’s Guide to Common HVAC Problems
It’s no secret that the weather can get very cold during the winter months in most parts of the country. Fortunately, this guide to identifying common HVAC problems will help you know when it’s time to call in the professionals so that your family will stay comfortable throughout the year.
Please contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our HVAC specialists.