A new HVAC unit can cost between $4,500 and $10,000, depending on what you need.
Instead of having to replace your HVAC unit, there are things you can do. These simple maintenance tips will help prolong the life of your HVAC system. You can avoid common HVAC problems in a few simple steps.
Let’s look at 5 common HVAC problems you can solve:
1. Noisy Air Conditioner
Air conditioners can make strange noises from time to time. It could be an internal problem, such as a belt, fan, or compressor. Make sure that you keep the area around the outside unit free from debris.
Another step you can take is to check your thermostat. The thermostat is the brain of the HVAC system. If there’s no debris on or in the outside unit, and the thermostat is set right, you need to bring in a professional for HVAC repair.
2. The Air Conditioner is Blowing Warm Air
This is a common problem that can often be solved by regular maintenance. First, check the thermostat and make sure it hasn’t been changed. Once you’ve done that, check to see if the coils of the air conditioner are frozen.
One of the leading contributors to this problem is a clogged air filter. Change out the air filter and see if that solves the issue. If it doesn’t solve the issue, you may need additional refrigerant, which will require an HVAC technician.
3. Water Leak
Water leaking can happen for many reasons. Sometimes it is because the condensate line gets clogged by debris. Check the line first. Make sure that there’s nothing clogging the pipe.
This is a problem that can also be caused by excessive condensation. If you don’t think the pipe or drain is clogged, get an HVAC maintenance tech out there. This is one of the most common HVAC problems.
4. Temperature Distribution
If you notice that some rooms in your home are cold and others are warm, you may have an HVAC issue. You could also have an insulation issue. Large windows can also contribute to a room being warmer than another.
You can use sun-blocking blinds and check the insulation. If everything seems fine, you can even use dampers to help distribute the air better. Contact an HVAC technician if you need more information.
5. Thermostat Issues
The thermostat is the brain of your HVAC system. If you’re having thermostat problems, it can appear to be the air conditioner not working. Check the thermostat and make sure that it is on and if it needs a battery.
You can check the thermostat by also turning it down by ten degrees. If this doesn’t cause the HVAC system to kick on, there could be a bigger problem lurking for you.
Common HVAC Problems
If you’re having any of these common HVAC problems, the solution isn’t always easy. Living without a functioning HVAC unit in Florida can be miserable.
If you need help, we are here to get your HVAC system working again. Contact Bowersox Air Conditioning & Heating today.
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