Your home’s heating or HVAC system will encounter a few problems throughout its life, especially as your HVAC system ages. When problems do occur, it is important to act and know when to contact an HVAC technician to come and repair your home’s HVAC system. Today Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning will share some of the common problems with your home heating system along with some other HVAC problems to help home owners be more aware of their unit’s condition and repair needs.
HVAC Heating System Not Working Optimally?
Dirty Filters – For new homeowners, HVAC companies can’t stress enough just how important it is to change your intake filters. Each home varies on how often their filters need to be changed. Normally, it’s every one to three months that filters need to be changed. This will depend on your home’s exterior and interior environment. When filters don’t get changed often enough, the air becomes restricted which forces the heating or cooling system to work harder. This wears the unit down causing failures. When filters need to be changed you may hear a whistling sound coming from your intake vents.
Pilot or Ignition – Depending on the age of your furnace, it may have a pilot or ignition which is uses to light the burner. This is necessary to heat your home. Sometimes the pilot or ignition is dirty. If so, it can cause short cycling or a complete failure in heating your home. If the pilot or ignition is left dirty it can get damaged and need to be replaced.
Thermostat – Often most HVAC problems are due to the thermostat. Sometimes a thermostat may encounter a problem when it is being programmed or the setting gets crossed over. Another common problem that gets overlooked is the thermostat’s batteries either run low or out. If your heater or air conditioning unit won’t start or click on, then check the thermostat first.
Blower is Continually Running – Sometimes the blower may continue to run and make noise. This can be due to a few different problems. One may occur because the thermostat was set on “fan.” In most cases, this is the problem. Another cause may be due to a problem with the relay system sticking so the fans won’t shut off. Before you call a repair technician, check the thermostat. If it’s not set to the fan position, then re-set the thermostat. If that fails, it’s mostly likely an internal problem.
Neglect – Most people assume you don’t need to call a HVAC service until your heating or air conditioning system doesn’t work. This is a common mistake that leads to premature mechanical wear and tear. Most HVAC systems can last 20 to 25 years. However, when it’s not maintained or serviced, it wears down quicker and more problems will occur. As a general rule your HVAC system should be serviced twice a year. The air conditioning unit should be tuned up in spring and the furnace in the fall. This will help prevent most unnecessary wear or break downs of your HVAC system. Additionally, repairs are made as needed to prevent the premature replacement of your entire HVAC system.
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If you haven’t had your heating or air conditioning system serviced yet, or you require repairs or heating or air conditioner replacements, Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning can help. Contact Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning for all of your HVAC needs today.