Families depend on HVAC systems to keep their home environment comfortable. So it can be very frustrating when a system isn’t working properly. Common symptoms associated with HVAC problems include hot and cold spots throughout the house. They can also include pressure imbalances, lack of airflow, and warm air flowing from your AC system. If you ignore these problems for too long, your system could experience failure and you will need to invest in a new unit. To avoid this, it is important to have common HVAC Pueblo problems solved immediately. Let’s take a look at a few things that could cause problems with your HVAC system.
1) Dirty filters
This is the number one reason why HVAC Pueblo contractors like us get called out. You can have a brand new system, but if your filters are dirty it will not work properly. Some of the most common HVAC problems stem from improper care and maintenance of the system. And dirty filters are one of these easily avoidable problems. Failing to change your filters can negatively impact the performance of your HVAC system. Luckily, it is an easy fix. Just pop in a new filter for better air circulation and performance.
If you have had trouble starting up your HVAC unit, you are probably experiencing a problem with the ignition. There are several different components of the ignition including the pilot lights, the igniters, and other electrical components. If this is the case, one or more of these things may need replacement.
3) Refrigerant leakage
Refrigerants are liquids used in air conditioning systems. They’re used to cool and dehumidify the air within your home. They’re found in the coils of your system. If the air that your conditioner is producing is not cold, it could very well be a refrigerant problem. In the best-case scenario, you could just be running low on the liquid. In other cases, you could have a leak. You should always call out an HVAC Pueblo contractor like ourselves for refrigerant leaks.
4) Clogged drains
This is a problem that occurs when your air conditioning is working but isn’t doing a sufficient job. If drains become clogged, the functionality of your system will decrease. In such a case, you may need to call in a professional to drain your lines. As a note of caution, don’t leave this job for too long. If your drain stays clogged for too long, water can begin to back up. When this happens, your home can experience significant water damage.
5) Broken thermostat
Improper cooling or heating isn’t always a result of the HVAC system itself. Sometimes it can be a problem with the thermostat. When there is a problem with the thermostat, you may have a dead or blinking display screen. In such a case, your first step is to try replacing the batteries. If that doesn’t work, check to make sure that there are no broken wires or loose electrical connections. And if you still have no luck, call in a professional.
6) Blocked vents
Again, this isn’t a problem directly related to your HVAC Pueblo system. Having said that, it is a common problem that many people overlook. Many people who think they have a problem with their HVAC system actually just need to rearrange their furniture. Many times we block vents and registers unknowingly or without even thinking about it. In such cases, the air doesn’t escape into our home properly. In return, most people think something is wrong with their HVAC system. But before you call in the experts, take a look around your home. Are all of your vents open and free of any blockages? If not, it may be time to do some rearranging.
7) Wear and Tear
Just like any other system or unit, HVAC’s are susceptible to wear and tear. Over time, performance can diminish. This may be true even with regular maintenance. Just like people, machines and equipment age. And while we can do things to slow down the aging process, we can’t stop it. In some cases, a professional may be able to solve your problem with new parts. But if your system is very old, it may be time for a replacement.
8) Unbalanced air
Before the air in your vents reaches each room, it must first travel through a series of ducts. “Dampers” are used to help balance this airflow, ensuring each room gets the proper amount of air. If you are noticing that some rooms are heating or cooling faster than others, your dampers may be out of balance.
9) Electrical control failure
When experiencing electrical control failure, your air conditioning unit may not turn on at all. In other cases, it may turn on and off frequently. If this is the case, check the breaker switch to make sure it hasn’t tripped. If it has, great! Just flip it back on. If this doesn’t work, you will probably have to call in a professional for some extra help.
10) Sluggish fans
A blower fan is used to move air throughout your ducts and into your rooms. If the fan is not working properly, the airflow produced by your system will become impacted. In some cases, the fan may become coated with dirt and grime. If so, all it needs is a good clean. In other cases, you may need to call in an expert for fan replacement.
If you are experiencing any of the above problems with your HVAC Pueblo system and can’t figure out how to solve the problem on your own, call Pattersons Plumbing today. At Pattersons Plumbing we provide a high level of service and technical excellence. Our staff are all highly trained, knowledgeable, and ready to diagnose and fix any problems you may be having with your HVAC system. Call us today!