The Most Common HVAC Issues

Springing for an unexpected HVAC repair is no fun! Fortunately, today’s HVAC systems are built to last for roughly two decades. Often times, they can last even longer when properly maintained. In a perfect world, these impressive systems provide reliable heating and cooling 24 hours a day. As time goes by, however, HVAC systems suffer from occasional problems. Several of which are preventable! Here’s a look at some of the most common HVAC issues and what you can do to help prevent them from happening.

Lack of Maintenance

Regularly scheduled maintenance can go a long way when it comes to keeping your HVAC working properly. These systems are manufactured to work optimally based on certain conditions. Neglecting regular maintenance can lead to expensive breakdowns and poor performance.

Dirty Filters

Replacing the air filter every one to three months is essential keeping your HVAC system operating optimally. Dirty filters restrict airflow and can cause your HVAC system to work harder.  You’ll not only feel the effects in your home’s comfort level but in your utility bill as well. Over time, the unnecessary strain can lead to larger issues like an overheated furnace.

Refrigerant Leak

If an HVAC system is low on refrigerant it means either the technician did not charge the system adequately upon installation or there is a leak somewhere in the system. If the problem is a leak, adding refrigerant will not solve the problem. In order for the system to run at its peak level, the leak needs to be repaired and the refrigerant charge needs to match the manufacturer’s specification, no more and no less.

Leaky HVAC System

Another one of the most common HVAC issues is one that you can sometimes handle on your own. If you notice the floor is wet around your HVAC system, especially on humid days, there is a chance a condensation drain clog is present. This will cause the condensate pan to overflow. If the reservoir is full, you can drain it to get the system back on temporarily, though it’s likely you’ll need to repair or replace the pump. Here’s a great video to help further troubleshoot your condensate pump.

Electrical Issues

HVAC systems have a lot of electrical parts and terminal connections that can wear out over time, which can lead to additional problems. The compressor and fan controls are especially prone to failure on systems that cycle on and off frequently. This is why we check every aspect of the electrical system is during a standard HVAC service call.

Sensor Issues

An HVAC system features sensors throughout it that measure air temperature and other important data. These sensors help ensure that the equipment is working properly. But, over time these sensors can get knocked out of position and when this happens, it causes the sensors to record inaccurate readings and the system to suffer from erratic heating or cooling performance.

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At All in One Services, we also offer free replacement estimates, duct sanitizing, and financing on new installations. If you need AC repair in Wilmington NC, call us today at 910-343-1399. We carry full licenses and insurance and we’ll have your system back up and running quickly.