Property owners must schedule HVAC services each year to maintain their heating and cooling systems. The services include inspections and routine maintenance. With the services, homeowners can find simple issues quickly before they become major obstacles and expenses. An HVAC technician is familiar with a wealth of heating and cooling systems and knows how to find and repair issues quickly.
Homeowners must set up the services at the end of the previous season to avoid service disruptions at inopportune times. The technicians can complete a variety of assessments to find the source of all HVAC problems.
Excessive Dust Build-Up
An excessive dust build-up inside the AC units creates a blockage and prevents air from flowing through the home appropriately. The dust and debris could cause the motor to overheat and prevent the fan blades from turning properly. This leads to component failures and could also affect the condenser coil. At the beginning of each season, HVAC professionals recommend setting up seasonal cleaning to prevent blockages and service disruptions.
Decreased Air Quality
Decreased air quality is another sign that indicates a problem with the heating or cooling units. With an air conditioning unit, it indicates that the refrigerant levels are too low and the system must be recharged. Homeowners need HVAC professionals to complete the service since the current laws require a certified technician to handle refrigerants. If the levels are too low, the technicians inspect the system for leaks and repair them. Next, they recharge the system with refrigerant.
Higher Than Average Energy Costs
Most homeowners know how much it costs to run their air conditioning system each summer, and higher-than-average costs indicate a problem with the AC system. When major components fail, the surrounding components draw more power to compensate for the lost component. It causes sudden increases in energy costs, and an AC technician can review the system and find the faulty component. Once the component is replaced, the AC system operates as expected, and the costs will return to normal.
The AC System is Blowing Out Hot or Warm Air
If the air conditioning system is blowing hot or warm air, there are two possibilities. First, the refrigerant levels are too low, or second, the condenser is failing. Again, if the unit is low on refrigerants, it is an easy fix, and the technician will just recharge the unit. If the condenser coil starts to freeze up, some of the fins may be broken or bent. This prevents the cool air from radiating through the unit properly. If the condenser coil is showing signs of rust, it must be replaced.
Inconsistent Temperatures in the Living Spaces
Homeowners may notice inconsistent temperatures in different living spaces. If they do not have a zoned air system, these inconsistencies could indicate issues with the ductwork or vents. A blockage in the ductwork could be the culprit of the problem and may solve the issue after it is cleaned out. However, AC technicians will examine the size of the ductwork and determine if it is the correct size for the AC system. If it isn’t, it must be replaced, or it will not deliver cool air to every room as it should.
Temperature inconsistencies could also indicate leaks in the property that must be sealed off. For example, if there is a draft coming into the living space around the window or baseboards, it will cause irregular temperatures. The property owner will need to seal off their home completely to prevent outside air from getting into the home.
Carbon Monoxide Was Detected in the Home
HVAC professionals recommend installing a carbon monoxide detector if the property owner wants to heat with gas. The detectors can save lives and prevent exposure to harmful gas. When the detector alerts the homeowner of carbon monoxide in the home, they should shut down their heating system and contact their service provider immediately.
An HVAC technician can track the source of the gas leak and repair it quickly. The property owner will need to open the windows and doors to allow the carbon monoxide gas to escape the property and prevent inhalation.
Property owners must schedule services for their heating and cooling systems before the beginning of the next season. Routine maintenance tasks are helpful when looking for potential issues that may disrupt heating and cooling services. They will need to start with inspections and seasonal cleaning services. The tasks will reveal if there are any existing problems with the systems. Homeowners could save hundreds of dollars throughout the year by scheduling these tasks. Property owners can learn more about the options by contacting their preferred service provider now.