Properly functioning HVAC systems are an essential element of any home. Being able to rely on your HVAC system to moderate the temperature in your home and keep you comfortable is something that is often taken for granted. To be prepared for any HVAC malfunction, and to know what to do if you need HVAC repairs, it’s important that you know the common HVAC issues you should be on the lookout for. Keeping your HVAC system in good order not only keeps you comfortable, it is also energy efficient and better for the environment. From our HVAC repair technicians at All Seasons Heating & Cooling in Aurora, below are three common issues you should be prepared for.
All HVAC units have the potential to spring a leak. Such leaks can occur through the connector line that brings water into the unit and the drain line which takes water away from the unit. When leaks take place, your HVAC system is forced to work overtime which increases your water bill and shortens the life of your system. You should also keep an eye out for leaks from refrigerant lines (more on those under monthly HVAC maintenance tasks), as well as leaks from the AC condensate line and heat exchanger. Remember that HVAC leaks can sometimes be hard to detect so you may need to go out of your way to look for any leaks or puddles. Being aware of these leaks will help keep the costs of repairs down.
Whenever you combine wiring with moisture you have the potential for corrosion. This corrosion, which can happen on any wires or terminals related to your HVAC system, will generally cause your heating or cooling system to turn on and off on its own. Like leaks, it will also force your system to work harder, and may lead to a complete break over.
Dirt And Debris
Your HVAC system must be clear of dirt and debris to function properly. This goes for every component of your system from filters, to electric panels, and everything else. An HVAC system clogged with dirt and debris can lead to a couple different problems. First, it will simply wear down your system over time. Because it won’t be functioning at its optimal capacity, it will have to work hard to get the same effect. Second, and most concerning, is that a dirty HVAC system will pump the same dirt, debris, and allergens throughout your home. This will reduce the air quality of your home and have negative health effects for everyone who lives there. This is a very serious issue if you ever get mold in your HVAC system. When this happens, the system will disperse the mold spores throughout your entire home. As a result, your mold problem can spread to other parts of the home, and you will be more likely to have health problems due to breathing in the mold spores, as well as a lot of repairs to deal with.