If you’re a new homeowner, congratulations! Although owning your home is a daunting undertaking, it’s a great investment in your future. As a new homeowner, it’s especially important to learn the basics of things to be on the lookout for regarding your home’s major systems.
When it comes to your HVAC system, which is a fairly pricy piece of equipment, it’s essential to know the things that can go wrong. When money is tight after a new home purchase, it pays to invest the time in learning about ways to save money by being a savvy homeowner. Let’s go over the most common HVAC repairs you’ll probably have to deal with someday.
Air Filter Issues
The air filter is one of the most important components of your HVAC system. And the really good news is that this is an easy thing to take care of yourself. Simply replacing (or cleaning and reinstalling if you have a reusable air filter) the air filter will keep dust, dirt, dander, and debris out of your HVAC system’s internal working parts. It’s a bit like the filter in your car, only much more important.
The failure to change the air filter every 1-3 months will result in a plethora of problems related to poor airflow. A clogged filter causes increased air resistance and lowers airflow. Your HVAC system will expend extra energy to heat and cool your home when it shouldn’t have to. It also decreased the lifespan of your system, meaning you’ll need to pay for an expensive replacement sooner than if you’d changed the filter regularly.
The thermostat is the “brains” behind your HVAC system, controlling the temperature throughout your home. The thermostat can become miscalibrated and when it does, it can’t send the correct signals to your HVAC system. If your home has an outdated thermostat, consider replacing it with a smart/Wi-Fi thermostat that’ll give you even greater temperature control throughout your home.
Blown Fuses or Tripped Breakers
A common HVAC repair need is when the system keeps tripping breakers or blowing fuses in your home. This can happen when the blower starts working too hard, caused by airflow blockage due to a clogged filter. If you notice your HVAC system keeps tripping the breaker in your home, give us a call to repair the problem.
Your HVAC system should function fairly silently. You’ll hear it turn on and off as well as the sound of air flowing from the vents. Other than that, you shouldn’t hear much else. If you ever hear sudden, loud, or unusual noises, the system is giving you a sign that it’s struggling. These sounds can include banging, booming, screeching, grinding, and the sound of metal on metal.
This is a more unusual problem, but one that needs prompt attention. Short cycling occurs when the system frequently turns on and off and is unable to complete a heating or cooling cycle. Give us a call to investigate the cause and restore your home comfort.
Contact the team at American Comfort Heating and Cooling for HVAC services in Winder, GA. Bringing Comfort to America, One Home at a Time.