The Most Common HVAC Repairs & How To Avoid Them

October 4, 2022

Keeping your HVAC system running is important for the summer and winter months. Sometimes, problems can occur with your HVAC unit, and it is important that you have them checked out by a professional unless it requires a simple fix. Continue reading to learn more about some common HVAC maintenance issues.

Common HVAC Repairs

If you are wondering what some common HVAC repairs are & how to avoid them, read on to learn more.

Filthy Coils and Filters

The two most common problems impacting your HVAC system’s performance are filthy filters and coils. Unclean filters are simple to repair. The best way to prevent a buildup from a dirty air filter is by frequently replacing it. If you own pets or live in a location where your air quality isn’t really good, you should probably consider replacing your air filter once a month.

For filthy coils, it is important to replace them since they can impact the efficiency of your HVAC system. It is an essential part of the HVAC unit, and you should avoid attempting to clean it on your own. Instead, call an HVAC professional since they are trained to clean them.

Hole in Refrigerant Line

If there is a hole in the refrigerant line, you will notice a leak. Refrigerant is essential to keep your HVAC system working properly. However, you will need to call a professional if you notice a leak. A leak may be the cause of low levels of refrigerant, or because of several other things such as loose fittings.

To prevent holes and leaks of refrigerant, consider having your HVAC system checked frequently.

Issues With the Ignition or Pilot

Issues with the ignition can cause your HVAC system to stop working when you need it the most, such as during the winter. This is mainly a concern if you have a gas furnace. Pilot lights that are filthy or gas supplies that are obstructed can be the cause of the issue.

A good way to prevent these issues from occurring is by having an HVAC contractor inspect these important parts and search for any other issues.

Problems With the Thermostat

Did you know that you could save money on your energy bill just by having a properly programmed thermostat? It may take some work on your end to get the right settings on your thermostat. Check the manual to confirm that you are receiving the max from your thermostat.

If you are unable to get it to function properly, an HVAC professional can correct the issue since there may be a problem with a sensor.

Leaks and Obstructed Drain Pipes

If you notice pools of water around your HVAC system, it can be due to condensation from your unit. However, this should be pushed away by the drains unless the drains are obstructed. You may notice foul smells or leaks.

An easy fix is to pour vinegar or bleach down the drain. To unclog a pipe, you can use a pipe cleaner. For undetectable leaks, call an HVAC professional.

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