Updated July 31, 2023
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a Moore heating and air conditioner always by your side? While you may not have an HVAC technician in your household, you can educate yourself. Learn about some of the most common HVAC issues and how the professionals fix them.
1. Clogged Filter
You could argue that the air filter is the most important part of your HVAC system. Without it, your HVAC would blow dust and debris throughout your home. But, as useful as the air filter may be, it’s also one of the parts of your system that’s most likely to need maintenance. Over time, the filter accumulates dust and other particles. Those particles slow the flow of air, which makes your heating and cooling system less effective.
This problem comes with an easy fix that you can do yourself. Every three months, take new filters and use them to replace your old ones. Your filters won’t get too dirty, and your system will remain in working order.
2. Thermostat Issues
It’s not uncommon for homeowners to experience issues with their thermostats. Fortunately, the fix is usually easy. You may need to replace the battery or install a new thermostat.
Replacing your thermostat could pay for itself. If you don’t already have a programmable thermostat, installing one could save you over $150 a year on your heating and cooling.
3. Obstruction in the Condenser Unit
The condenser unit is a large outdoor unit often located near shrubs and trees. While your indoor HVAC components have protection from debris and the elements, your outdoor components don’t have that. Leaves, branches, and other debris can accumulate in the condenser, which obstructs the unit and causes it to overheat.
If you identify a clog before it causes your system to malfunction, you may not need a Moore heating and cooling professional. You can remove the debris from around the condenser unit. In the future, you may want to remove trees or shrubs that are too close to the condenser.
4. Outdated HVAC
An old HVAC system will not be efficient and can’t handle the heating and cooling needs of your household. Therefore, you may constantly find yourself in need of repairs because you have an outdated system.
If you want to fix this issue, you can replace your HVAC system. For the best results, consult with a reputable heating and cooling professional.
5. Slow Blower Fan
The blower fan in your HVAC system is responsible for pushing air through your ducts and into your home. If you want your AC or heater to function, you need a blower fan that’s strong enough to propel air through your system.
Grime or dirt could make your blower fan too slow and too weak to move air throughout your HVAC. To repair this issue, you can hire an expert to clean the blower fan.
6. Low Refrigerant
If you have an old or poorly-maintained HVAC system, it could be leaking refrigerant. In the event that this happens, you’ll have airflow issues and warm air blowing into your home. It’s also worth mentioning that a refrigerant leak is hazardous to you and the environment.
A refrigerant leak is a problem that only a licensed professional can handle. If you suspect a leak, call an expert and have them test the system. They can safely repair the leak and add refrigerant. Doing so will restore your HVAC system.
7. Blocked Register or Vent
Sometimes, you’re the one responsible for an issue with your HVAC system. You may have unknowingly done something that impacts your HVAC. For instance, you might place a piece of furniture in front of a vent. The furniture could block the flow of air, which forces your system to work hard.
Once again, you have a simple fix for this issue. Move the furniture away from the vent, and you won’t have a problem with the airflow.
8. AC is Too Large
If you have the mentality that bigger equals better, you may want to think again. An oversized AC won’t be efficient and will be prone to frequently cycling on and off. In addition to making your home uncomfortable, an oversized unit will break down.
To better your situation, you can hire an expert to replace your system. Before you pick a replacement, the professional can advise you on what size AC is best for your home.
9. Leaky or Blocked Duct
Airflow problems often plague homeowners in Moore. If you want your system to have an effective and efficient flow of air, you need clear and sealed ducts. But this isn’t always the case. Your ductwork could have leaks or large clogs.
If you have poor airflow, you need to have a professional inspect your ducts. They can look for cracks and holes. Additionally, they may clean your ducts to remove dust and other particles.
10. Dirty Coils
The coils of an HVAC system are responsible for releasing heat from your system. If the coils are dirty, they can’t release heat, and your system will break down. Because the coils are in the exterior unit, they’re prone to getting dirty. It doesn’t take long for your coils to get so dirty that they aren’t effective.
If you want to prevent the issues that come from a dirty coil, you should clean them regularly. Your heating and cooling technician can do this on regular maintenance calls. When you don’t have a regular maintenance contract, you can call out a professional to clean your coils.
The Key to Fixing Your Heating and Air Conditioning
You could try to troubleshoot your HVAC system, but there’s only so much you can do. Here at Home Comfort Solutions, our professionals have the training and experience necessary to troubleshoot all of your heating and cooling problems.
The next time you experience an issue with your heating and air conditioning, give us a call. We’ll inspect your system and determine the best way to fix the issue. Call us now to learn more.