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3 Common Heating and Cooling Issues

3 Common Heating and Cooling Issues

While many HVAC issues can be simply repaired by cleaning the coils and filters, other more serious issues can arise if your unit isn’t serviced regularly. Having your HVAC unit annually checked can help prevent issues from worsening and becoming irreversible. Most common issues can be avoided by having a professional inspect your system each year. The cost to replace an HVAC unit can be very pricey — however, with the proper maintenance, an HVAC unit can last many years without any extensive issues.

Some of the common issues that can easily be avoided are:

Dirty Filters

Dirty filters are one of the most common factors causing furnaces to break. Not regularly replacing your air filter can result in your furnace working extra hard and will ultimately restrict airflow. In addition to the restriction of airflow, air quality is significantly reduced when not properly changed. The strain on your furnace’s blower will happen over time and can cause it to overheat and shut off unexpectedly. In the heat of summer, no one wants to be without their HVAC. Regularly servicing your unit’s air filter will produce clean air and proper airflow for you and your home.

Refrigerant Leaks

Refrigerant leaks are caused by being undercharged when initially installed. This is not a simple DIY fix and requires a trained technician to repair the leak, test it after the repair, and charge the system, assuring it has the correct amount of refrigerant.

Dirty Condenser and Evaporator Coils

If you have a dirty condenser or evaporator coils, it can cause your HVAC unit to significantly reduce its efficiency and wear out faster. The neglect of your condenser and evaporator coils can force your furnace and cooling system to work harder than it needs to, resulting in your system shutting off frequently. This can be easily fixed by hosing off the outdoor coils after you’ve safely turned off the power to the condenser. Removing any caught debris from your coils can help reduce dirt buildup and the risk of clogged coils.

Taking care of your cooling system is key to maintaining your unit for as long as possible. Contacting a professional can address any issues sooner rather than later. For all of your heating and cooling needs, D. Rohde Heating and Plumbing has the expert knowledge to resolve all of your HVAC issues.