The Most Common Issues With Your Heating and Air Conditioning
At some point in your HVAC’s life, you’re bound to run into a few problems. This can be anything from poor maintenance and mechanical wear to blower issues and water leaks. Nevertheless, here are 9 of the most common issues that your heating and air conditioning system may face.
1. Poor Maintenance One of the most common problems that your HVAC system may face is poor maintenance. It’s crucial that you schedule routine maintenance by Beam HVAC. Fortunately, most of the problems your heating and AC units face can be fixed by doing so. By avoiding regular maintenance, you’re allowing your HVAC’s issues to pile on top of each other and end up with a broken system, that’s going to cost a fortune to repair.
2. Mechanical Wear In your HVAC system, there are many mechanical parts that you can’t let become damaged, or else the whole system will suffer as a result. Mechanical components of your HVAC can easily become damaged due to wear and tear and can cause overheating and airflow problems. This is why is essential you provide regular maintenance to your heating and cooling system.
3. Thermostat Issues
Fortunately, there are a variety of thermostats you can use, such as smart and non- programmable thermostats. Most of the time, when your heating or cooling system isn’t
working as it should, it can be a thermostat issue. Beam HVAC will run a number of checks to determine where the issue is located.
4. Dirty Filters To increase the lifespan of your HVAC system, it’s crucial that you are regularly cleaning and changing the filter. When you have a dirty filter, it can clog the clean airflow going into your home and make it harder for air to circulate. This can also strain your HVAC’s blower and cause your system to malfunction.
5. Pilot/Ignition Issues There are a number of reasons why you might be dealing with a pilot or ignition issue, from a dirty pilot to a furnace lockout. However, one of the biggest reasons your furnace may not be working is due to a gas problem or worn out ignition part, which may require replacements. To fix these problems, it’s best to reach out to Beam HVAC, to get your heating and cooling systems back up and running.
6. Blown Fuses A common reason why your furnace may overload your circuit breaker is that the blower is working more than it should. An overworking system can be due to blocked airflow, which will make your blower to overexert itself. However, another problem is due to a dirty air filter. This will also cause the blower to work harder than usual to push air through the filter. By preventing blockages to your HVAC system and regularly changing the filter you can prevent your cooling and heating systems from blowing fuses.
7. Strange Furnace Noises Although furnace noises are all part of owning a heating system, strange noises coming from your furnace could be indicating there’s a severe mechanical problem. For example, if you hear a whining or squealing sound, your blower motor could be nearing the end of its life. Fortunately, you can hire emergency contractor, Beam HVAC, to inspect your furnace and determine which mechanical parts need to be repaired or replaced for the noises to go away.
8. Dirty Condenser Unit If you don’t regularly clean and maintain your air conditioner unit, it’s not going to keep your home as cold as you want. Poor maintenance, such as failing to clean the condenser unit can cause it to degrade quicker and cause your HVAC system to be less efficient. However, you can turn off your HVAC system and clean off the coil for it to work better. But, if your coil requires repairs or a replacement unit, you should contact Beam HVAC to do so.
9. Blower Issues Your blower may start experiencing issues if you run it continuously. To remedy the issue, consider checking the fan switch on your home’s thermostat. Remember, the motor will run non-stop when the thermostat is set to the “fan on” setting. However, if you’re still facing issues with the blower, you should hire Beam HVAC to figure out how to best treat the issue.
Contact Beam HVAC today to learn how we can help you with your air conditioning unit or furnace.