During the year, it’s essential that you have a working HVAC system. Whether it’s warm or cold outside, maintaining a consistent temperature within your home will keep you comfy. However, a faulty system can cause your heating bills to go up and your comfort levels to go down. Here are a few problems to keep an eye on.
Dirty filters. The filter on your HVAC system should be swapped out regularly. The filter works to keep the system running smoothly and to maintain a high level of air quality within your home. These filters tend to clog when they catch enough particles, and a clogged filter can lead to a frozen system. Prevent this with regular maintenance.
If the unit doesn’t seem to work properly, check for blown fuses. These fuses are in place to sever the flow of electricity in the event of overheating or a power surge. Blown fuses are common during the summer months, particularly when strong thunderstorms are present. Replacing a fuse takes less than five minutes of work, and should be one of the first places you check on a faulty system.
One of the main problems with HVAC units is that someone messes with the thermostat and doesn’t tell anyone else. Before you contact a maintenance company, check to see if your thermostat is on. The chances are good that someone turned it off and forgot about it until the temperature started to get a bit uncomfortable. If it is a common occurrence in your home, have a talk with your family about proper usage of the thermostat.
Because of the vibrations of the HVAC unit, refrigerant leaks are rather common. If you detect one, it’s a good idea to contact a professional to repair the leak and restore your refrigerant levels to what they should be. If not, the unit will not cool your home like you want it to. However, some refrigerant leaks cannot be repaired, particularly if they happen in the condenser or the evaporator coils.
If you are experiencing difficulty with the HVAC unit in your home, contact Eastern Tech HVAC to schedule an appointment with a technician. It’s a good idea to get any issues taken care of quickly, rather than waiting until they worsen. You and your family will be much more comfortable if you do.