Climate experts have predicted that temperatures will continue to rise over the next century. Because of this, you’re going to need an HVAC that works properly. However, you may not know how to solve certain problems that may occur with your HVAC system.
Read on to learn about 5 common HVAC problems and what to do about them.
1. Dirty Air Filters
Of all the HVAC issues, this is one you’re unlikely to notice. The best sign of it is an increase in your energy bill price. This is because your HVAC system will work harder to overcome an air filter blockage.
You should change your air filter every 1-2 months. If you haven’t been doing this, change it.
This feature is usually in the return air duct. This is next to the indoor unit or furnace. If your system is older, the filter may be located inside the furnace itself.
Also, be sure that you purchase the correct air filter for your system.
2. Not Blowing Cold Air
Cooling issues can be frustrating, especially in the summer. If your HVAC is blowing hot air when it shouldn’t be, there are certain things you should check.
Check the thermostat and make sure the settings haven’t changed. If they haven’t, check your air filter. If it isn’t clean, change it.
If either of these isn’t the problem, you’re likely low on refrigerant. Touch the largest copper wire leading to your system’s condenser. If it isn’t cold, you need to call an HVAC service.
3. Thermostat Issues
Is your home heating and cooling system acting up despite the thermostat being set at the best temperature? This feature of your HVAC system may have broken.
Be sure, of course, to do what you can to change the thermostat settings yourself. Read the manual and follow the instructions.
If it still doesn’t work after that, call an HVAC professional. They will help correct the problem.
4. Excessive Noise
Your HVAC system should make noises, of course. It will turn on from time to time to change your temperature. Then it will turn itself off.
Anything beyond this can be indications of HVAC issues. In particular, there are some certain sounds that you should look out for. Listen carefully to your system’s sounds.
Rattling indicates an issue with the fans, motor, or compressors. Screeching and/or squealing indicates a damaged belt.
Do what you can to remove any debris from your outdoor unit. Check the thermostat as well. If this doesn’t change things, contact an HVAC professional.
5. Leaking Fluid
A minor amount of fluid around your HVAC system is no cause for alarm. A large amount, however, is a problem.
This is usually the result of a clogged condensate line. With the right instructions, you can clean this clog yourself.
However, you are likely not an expert. The best way to make sure you don’t cause further problems is to contact an HVAC professional.
We Can Help Fix Your HVAC Problems
Overall, when you’re handling HVAC problems, be careful. Take problems that you can handle yourself slowly.
For more complex problems, call a professional. Otherwise, you’ll likely cause more damage and have to pay more.
If you need help, call us. We offer 24/7 HVAC service for all Venice, FL area residents.