No matter the time of year, you want your HVAC system to work reliably. Whether it’s a hot summer night and you’re trying to get comfortable to sleep, or it’s a frigid winter day that’s best spent indoors, your HVAC system is key to improving the comfort levels in your home.
The Top 3 HVAC Problems
In order to help you troubleshoot some of the issues you may be having with your system, three of the most common HVAC problems include:
Your HVAC system is blowing lukewarm or semi-cool air. If you’ve got the heat or air conditioning running but the house is never quite warming up or cooling down, you might have a dirty filter. Don’t forget to change your filter on a monthly basis, as it greatly aids in helping your system run as efficiently as possible. If the filter was just recently swapped out for a new one, check your thermostat to make sure you’ve got it properly set to heat or cool. For air conditioning, if you have an outdoor unit, it could simply need to be reset; there may be a red button on the unit to push. Or, you might be low on refrigerant, and this is when it’s time to call in a professional.
The HVAC system is leaking. Your indoor unit should never leak under any circumstances. But, if it is, this doesn’t necessarily indicate a major problem. When the air conditioning is on, sometimes condensation can accumulate on the evaporator coil. If you notice leakage in the winter months, sometimes today’s high efficiency furnaces have also been known to produce some condensation. When in doubt, get leaks checked by a heating and cooling company.
The outdoor unit is making weird noises. Are you hearing thumping, humming, squealing, popping, banging or rumbling sounds? Some of these noises may indicate a fairly serious problem, like a loose blower wheel, broken motor mount, bad motor bearings, etc., and should be check out by a professional. This is especially true if any of the sounds get worse or louder and louder over time.
Remember, the majority of these common HVAC problems can be addressed by scheduling your annual maintenance check. You can not only prevent issues from arising, but you’ll also be making sure that your system is running as efficiently as possible. Plus, an annual maintenance check can even increase the life of your system!
Is your HVAC system acting up? Making funny sounds? We’re here to help! If you’re in the greater Cleveland area, contact our team of professionals today! Or, give us a call at 216-663-6462.