When your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems aren’t working the way they should, it can be stressful. It’s important for you and your family to be comfortable in your home. You want the quickest possible solution to any heating and cooling problems. However, it can be difficult to determine what to do when you notice a problem and whether you need to call a professional or try to fix it on your own. Signature Heating and Cooling is here to help you find the fastest solution for your HVAC issues.
Here are some of the most common HVAC issues and how to fix them:
A Problem With Your Thermostat
Your thermostat is the first thing you should check if you notice your air conditioner or heat pump is not working properly. It’s common for what seems like an issue with your AC unit or heater to actually be a problem with the thermostat. These are usually easy to fix and you may not even have to call a professional. Make sure that your thermostat is set properly and that it isn’t out of batteries or otherwise malfunctioning.
Dirty Air Filters in Your Heater or AC
Once you rule out any thermostat issues, you want to look at your AC unit or heater specifically. Another very common heating and cooling issue is dirty filters in either of these systems. This can impact how your HVAC functions. Luckily, this has an easy fix. You simply need to clean the filters if they are reusable or replace them if they are not. You can refer to the user guide for your air conditioning system to determine if they are reusable or not.
Leaks in Your AC Unit or Heating System
A leak from your heating and cooling systems is an obvious problem that needs an immediate fix. Water or coolant can leak onto parts of your unit and may damage electrical equipment or other parts of the system. In this case, you will need to call an HVAC contractor to take a look. Our trained professionals can identify where the leak is coming from and how to fix it. In order to prevent leaks, you should be cleaning the drainage system of your unit and performing yearly maintenance to check for any potential problems.
Heating and Cooling System Coil Issues
Coils play a key role in the functioning of most HVAC units. As a result, any issue with your systems’ coils can cause problems with your heating and cooling. You may notice frozen coils, dirty coils, or even corroded coils. It is possible to clean your coils yourself if they are not too dirty, but any other issue will require a professional technician to fix. You can avoid this problem by changing and cleaning your air filters regularly and by hiring a technician for yearly maintenance checks.
Loud or Unusual Noises from Your HVAC
An air conditioner or heater does make some noise under normal circumstances. However, if you hear loud or unusual noises coming from your heating and cooling systems, it may be time to call a professional. You will save yourself time and stress by having an experienced technician search for the problem rather than trying to find it on your own. Once your contractor finds the issue, they will make further recommendations for AC or heating repairs.
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When in doubt, it’s best to call a professional who can help you find and fix any issues with your HVAC systems. At Signature Heating and Cooling, we are always transparent and trustworthy and will let you know exactly what we find and how we recommend you move forward.