Common HVAC Problems and How to Fix Them
Can you afford to let HVAC problems compromise your comfort and indoor air quality this season? If not, keeping your HVAC unit in good working order should be a priority.
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems keep the home comfortable throughout the winter and summer. However, all of those moving parts mean that issues will eventually arise. If there’s a repair need, it is crucial to address it quickly.
To help you, the Texas Strong Mechanical experts list the most common problems you’re likely to see with your HVAC units below. We also discuss how you can fix these issues affordably.
Reduced Energy Efficiency with Rising Costs
While HVAC systems offer comfort, they should always function efficiently. When the HVAC works harder, it uses more energy to do its job. The typical result will be a noticeable spike in your monthly utility bills.
There could be a few reasons you might be seeing an energy efficiency issue:
Dirty filter: Change the air filters every two to three months or clean them if you notice a sudden drop in efficiency.
Blockages: Relieve clogs by removing debris from your outdoor central unit, ducts, and vents. It is a common problem for air conditioners below trees that lose their leaves.
Dirty or rusting components: Properly cleaning internal system components may require professional assistance. If there’s rust, a team like Texas Strong may need to do some further investigation as to the cause before recommending a solution.
Spotty Heating or Cooling and Uneven Temperature Distribution
When you use your heater or air conditioner, you expect even temperatures throughout each room. Warm and cool spots are uncomfortable but also indicate a need for further investigation. The uneven temperature distribution is most likely a consequence of poor insulation, so increasing the home’s insulation might help.
Other solutions include the following:
- Install dampers to regulate airflow.
- Cover large windows with sun-blocking blinds to prevent unwanted heating.
- Invest in a zoned HVAC system.
After that, if you still experience spotty heating or cooling, a professional will need to diagnose your system for other HVAC problems.
While a little bit of fluid around your HVAC unit is normal, excessive leakage represents an issue. A leak usually occurs due to a clog in your drain system or condensate line.
- To clean drain pipes, pour a cup of bleach or vinegar into the pipes every couple of months
- A constantly overflowing drain pan likely has cracks, so use a water sealant solution or replace the pan.
- Replacing dirty air filters can also resolve leakage issues..
Warm Air Blowing From AC Unit
Is the air conditioner blowing warm air? Summer requires a fully functional cooling unit to keep you comfortable, so first, check your circuit breaker and thermostat settings. If the settings are normal, replace your air filters.If that doesn’t work, our HVAC specialist will need to check for low refrigerant levels or other issues.
Call Us To Solve Your HVAC Issues Today!
Do you want quick, affordable solutions? Call Texas Strong Mechanical at 832-419-4488 today for reliable maintenance and repairs and say goodbye to your HVAC problems.