HVAC – 7 Common Air Conditioning Repair and Heating Repair Problems
Whenever you own your own home problems are about to arise. Two of the top concerns within the home are air conditioning and heating. If either of those goes it can wreak havoc in your normal lifestyle.
Top 7 Concerns Regarding Air Conditioning and Heating:
1. Air Conditioners
Whole house air conditioning is normally the best way to provide cool air to your house. Common problems include the failure of the compressor to turn on, the cool air not coming out cool enough, insufficient airflow, and water leaks.
Furnaces force warm air through your house when needed. You should have your furnace serviced yearly to ensure proper functioning. If any parts need replacement a qualified technician can install new ones to keep your furnace operating correctly.
3. Heat Pumps
Heat pumps move heat from one place to another. Proper functioning of your system is important in achieving your home comfort levels.
4. Air Handler
The air handler is composed of various parts that keeps the air moving within your home. This is the primary air delivery system of your heating and air conditioning equipment.
A boiler system delivers heated water or steam to radiators throughout your home.
6. Ductwork/Indoor Air Quality
Maintaining quality indoor air is very important to the health of your family. The supply air duct, the return air duct and return air intakes need to operating properly with a minimal amount of pollutants.
Thermostats control the amount of heating or cooling levels maintained in your home.
In general, most owners of residential and/or commercial property experience a heating and air conditioning problem at one time or another.
Most heating and air conditioning problems can be a result of flawed installation, insufficient service, and poor maintenance. There are many ways to check for and resolve problems related to your furnace and central air conditioning.
The first thing you can do if your air conditioner is not functioning correctly is to check the circuit breaker or fuse box servicing the unit. The circuit breaker may need reset or the fuse replaced. If the air conditioner turns off and on frequently, the compressor or fan controls may be worn out.
If your unit turns on, but the air isn’t cooling sufficiently, your refrigerant may be too low. It is possible that your filter needs replaced. Clogged or dirty filters block normal airflow reducing a split system air efficiency considerably. It may be necessary to clean the evaporator or condenser coils by using a brush or vacuuming on them.
Leaks are usually caused by refrigerant or a clogged drain pipe. Clogs are eliminated by clearing out the clogged pipe in the evaporator coil pan. Leaks should always be repaired by an air conditioning service expert.