Common HVAC Problems Can Develop into Much Bigger Problems
As a homeowner, you depend on your HVAC unit to provide you and your family a comfortable environment. Who wants to live in a cold, drafty home in the winters, and a stuffy, uncomfortable home in the summer? Not us, that’s for sure.
Some HVAC issues are simply a matter of cleaning; something anyone can do themselves. On the other hand, many of these common heating and cooling unit problems will develop into much bigger and more expensive problems if they’re not handled prematurely.
These HVAC problems can be avoided and handled with regular maintenance calls. If you’re a Dream Team VIP Member, you’re already taking advantage of the heating and cooling visits included in your membership.
#1 ) Lack of Maintenance
Regularly scheduled maintenance by a licensed heating and cooling contractor (“mhmm… us”) is a MUST-DO for homeowners. Proper and regular maintenance can prevent most common furnace problems when done by a certified HVAC team.
Don’t neglect to perform regular maintenance or you’ll most likely run into costly breakdowns, poor performance, increased energy costs, and frustration. Save yourself some dough and prevent costly repairs by calling our heating and cooling technicians. We’ll provide you same-day service.
#2 ) Dirty Filters
You may have the latest and greatest air conditioning system available in your home, but it won’t operate properly if you neglect to clean and change your filters regularly. Dirty filters put a strain on your furnace’s’ blower and will result in comfort issues. A dirty filter can also cause the furnace to overheat and shut off on high limit.
Replacing your filters regularly is one of the most important things you can do to extend the life and efficiency of your furnace.
#3 ) Thermostat Settings
Thermostats vary, both for programmable and non-programmable. Though it may not be obvious, some common HVAC problems are related to the thermostat settings. Incorrect thermostat settings can influence the way your HVAC unit performs.
Refer to your thermostat’s owner’s manual and review the operating instructions. This may prevent you from an unnecessary service call. If the unit is still malfunctioning, an experienced technician can diagnose the problem quickly.
#4 ) Ignition Problems
There are a number of causes for ignition problems – pilot lights, igniters, and certain electrical components that may need to be replaced. A gas supply problem or just wear and tear of an ignition component could also be the cause.
It’s best to have pilot and ignition problems handled by a trained service technician with Dream Team since this deals with dangerous elements like natural gas and high voltage.
#5 ) Dirty or Damaged Coils
Dirt and debris can clog the components of the coil of your system, significantly reducing the efficiency of your system and wearing it out sooner. Indoor evaporator coils can become dirty, especially if the furnace filters are not changed frequently. A dirty evaporator coil can reduce the efficiency of both your furnace and air conditioner and make your system work harder.
If you notice that your coils seem to be corroded or at risk of breaking, it may be time to call in the professionals. Dirty coils can be cleaned and serviced by a trained technician.
#6 ) Blown Fuses or Tripped Breakers
Is your blower overworking? That’s most likely the reason your furnace tripped your circuit breaker. Your blower has to work harder to force air through the filter if something is blocking airflow to your system, such as dirt. When your blower works harder, it increases the blower’s energy consumption and sometimes trips the circuit breaker. Check your filter and replace it if need be.
If this problem reoccurs, it is best to contact a professional who can safely determine if the issue is caused by a furnace problem or if the circuit breaker itself may have malfunctioned. At Dream Team, we have you covered either way, with expert HVAC techs and electricians on our team.
For more information on any of these common problems or any other HVAC questions, you may have, contact our team. Getting answers from our team today may mean a more comfortable and less-frustrating tomorrow for you.