5 Common HVAC Problems Posted on June 16, 2015

common hvac problems

Several factors can contribute to the breakdown of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit. Although North Macon Heating and Cooling provides 24/7 emergency heating and air repair, we know you would rather not see us at 2 a.m. on a week night. Here are five common HVAC problems and how North Macon Heating and Cooling can help you prevent them from occurring.

1.     Lack of Regular Maintenance

In our experience, the most common cause of HVAC problems is a lack of regular maintenance to the unit. Dust, mold, and mildew can accumulate in the system and slow it down. This decreases the efficiency of your unit and increases your utility bill. It also lowers your indoor air quality, circulating harmful substances and allergens into your home.

2.     Clogged Filters

Your air filter should be changed at least every three months. Filters accumulate dirt and other air particles, reducing air flow to the unit and causing it to freeze. If you remove your filter and cannot see any light through it, it is time to replace it.

3.     Leaking Refrigerant

Your air conditioner needs refrigerant in order to cool your home. If the refrigerant leaks, your AC won’t perform as it should. Your home won’t be cold and the condenser will have to work much harder.

4.     Thermostat Problems

The thermostat measures the temperature of the air that will circulate in your home. If it is misaligned or broken, the air or heat will run continually, decreasing efficiency and increasing your utility bill.

5.     Electrical Failures

Your HVAC system won’t run properly if the compressor and fan controls are worn out. Wires and terminals can corrode if not serviced properly, which results in a malfunctioning furnace or air conditioner.

Prevent Common HVAC Problems With Our Maintenance Program

The number one cause of common HVAC problems is lack of maintenance. North Macon Heating and Cooling offers a Maintenance Program designed to save you from costly repairs and replacements. We make two visits to your HVAC system each year: once before winter to provide heating maintenance and once before summer to provide air maintenance. Learn more about how our Maintenance Program can prevent these HVAC problems from affecting your system.