If you’re a homeowner, chances are you know something about your home’s HVAC system. Unfortunately, even the most well-maintained systems can develop problems from time to time. This blog post will look at the top five issues reported with residential HVAC systems – and how to fix them.
Problem #1: Poor Airflow
If you’ve noticed that your home isn’t cooling or heating as efficiently as it used to, poor airflow could be to blame. Several things can cause poor airflow, including clogged air filters, closed vents, and ductwork leaks. The good news is that all of these problems are relatively easy to fix. Simply replacing your air filter, opening closed vents, and sealing any ductwork leaks should do the trick.
Problem #2: Strange Noises
If your HVAC system makes strange noises, it could indicate a bigger problem. Common causes of strange noises include loose belts, worn-out bearings, and debris in the fan blades. If you hear any strange noises coming from your HVAC system, it’s best to have a professional take a look. Diagnosing and fixing the problem yourself could end up doing more harm than good.
Problem #3: High Energy Bills
Have you noticed a sudden spike in your energy bills? If so, your HVAC system may be the culprit. Many things can cause your energy bills to go up, including dirty air filters, faulty thermostats, and leaky ductwork. Luckily, these problems are relatively easy (and inexpensive) to fix. Simply replacing your air filter, calibrating your thermostat, and sealing any ductwork leaks should resolve the issue.
Problem #4: Uneven Heating/Cooling
If certain rooms in your home are too hot or cold while others are just right, uneven heating/cooling could be the culprit. Common causes of uneven heating/cooling include closed vents and ductwork leaks. As with poor airflow, both problems are relatively easy to fix by opening up closed vents and sealing ductwork leaks. In some cases, you may also need to have your HVAC system professionally balanced.
Problem #5: Excess Humidity
If you’ve noticed that your home feels more humid than usual, there could be a problem with your HVAC system. A clogged condensate drain line usually causes excess humidity. This is a relatively easy problem to fix; unclog the drain line using a wet/dry vacuum or a plumber’s snake. You may also need to replace the condensate pan if it’s cracked or damaged.
While HVAC problems can be frustrating, they don’t have to be costly or time-consuming to fix. In most cases, a few simple repairs will do the trick. However, if you frequently deal with HVAC problems or feel uncomfortable making repairs, it may be time to call in a professional.
Air Rescue is here to help! We offer comprehensive HVAC services to keep your system running smoothly. So don’t wait—schedule a service appointment today! We would be happy to help you find the perfect solution for your needs.