Welcome back to our HVAC blog series! In our last blog, we discussed the importance of getting maintenance on your HVAC or furnace. We also learned about several of the most common issues to plague a heating and cooling system. A broken thermostat, dirty air filter, and lack of regular maintenance can lead to frustrations with your temperature or air quality so it’s extremely important to get regular service on your units. In today’s blog, we’re going to explore a few more of the most common problems to plague your HVAC.
Though our heating and cooling system often stays off of our radar when it’s functioning properly, this system is almost solely responsible for the comfort level you experience in your home. It’s time that we give our HVAC and furnace a little bit of credit for all these guys do to make our lives easier. However, as awesome as these units are and as hard as they work to keep us comfortable, they are not eternal machines. They are bound to need some service eventually and for that reason, there are some really great service pros available to help you out. They are fully equipped to help you no matter how big or small your HVAC issue may be.
Refrigerant Leak or Low Freon
A leak in your HVAC shouldn’t be the end of the world, and it’s truly not… if it’s caught early. Did you know that freon leaks are not only bad for your machine, they could be potentially detrimental to your health and well-being. Since freon is a corrosive material, a leak of freon could be very serious the longer it goes untreated in your unit. Leaks left alone to worsen could cause even more damage to your HVAC unit and end up costing you so much more money in repairs. In addition to the financial burden of allowing a leak to worsen, a freon leak could be extremely dangerous to your health. Ingesting freon is actually poisonous and could result in sickness and even death in extreme cases. Don’t let that leak go untreated, make sure that you have your unit inspected regularly to ensure that you don’t have any current or potential leaks.
Additionally, as difficult as a freon leak is to your air conditioning system, low freon can also a frustrating problem for you to have to deal with. Low freon can mean that your house won’t be able to maintain a consistent and low temperature. Make sure that you give your service professionals a call if you think that your freon may be low. Your home’s temperature will thank you.
As your HVAC constantly runs and operates the way that it’s supposed to, it gives off condensation and moisture. Your unit is usually quite well-equipped to deal with this condensation, but in the event that the condensation builds up too much and isn’t evaporating off fast enough, your coils could freeze. Frozen coils could mean a significant interruption in your heating and cooling and what’s worse, could actually mean that there is a bigger, underlying issue. Like we’ve said above, if you’re experiencing unwanted temperatures or poor air circulation, make sure to call your service pros right away. Your problem could definitely be a frozen coil.
If your unit keeps unexpectedly shutting off, there is a chance that your breaker was tripped. This could be the result of a few different issues existing in your HVAC. Obviously, if your breaker is tripped, the simple solution is flipping the switch right back right? But it might not be quite that simple every time. The general rule is this: if your breaker is tripped one time, it’s probably a fluke and your unit is most likely doing just fine. But if it happens more than once, it’s time to give those HVAC guys a call to make sure that there’s not a more significant issue present.
Who would have thought that those pesky issues with your HVAC unit could very likely be the result of poor or faulty wiring? Faulty wiring can be the result of a poor installation, damage, or normal wear and tear. This may be a pretty easy fix for your repairman, but you will never know if you don’t have your unit inspected on a regular basis.
If you haven’t caught on to the overall theme by now, the best thing to do if you think that there may be an issue with your HVAC unit is to call your service professional. Your issues may be a simple fix like changing out the air filter or a more significant solution like repairing a leak or fixing the issue leading to your frozen coils.
If you’re needing a heating an air conditioning professional in the Pasco County area, give us a call at Benjamin Brothers. We’d love to get you a free estimate!