Back in December, we discussed some frequent HVAC issues and how to fix them. Now that spring is in full swing, it’s time to inform you of some common spring HVAC problems and how to fix them. In 2020, over 95% of new, single-family homes had an air conditioning unit installed. That means you likely have an air conditioning unit in your home! Most of the time you may not be thinking about your AC unit. However, there are some common issues that tend to arise without proper maintenance, so it’s important to be aware of what can crop up! Keep reading to learn more about some trouble you may run into:
It’s very easy to forget about your AC’s filters, and we understand that. Neglecting to clean out your filters allows all sorts of harmful substances to accumulate in your HVAC system, which will cause serious airflow issues over time. Particles like dust, pollen, pet dander, etc. get caught in your vents. Once enough debris builds up, airflow could be completely obstructed. Though this is the worst case scenario, you don’t want to let it get to that point. The best, and only, way to go about preventing obstructed airflow due to debris is to routinely clean your filters out. It’s a simple task, you just have to remember to do it!
Spring is known for its rainy and windy conditions, so although rainwater probably won’t damage your condenser, debris can accumulate around it and block airflow. Airflow issues are among the most common spring HVAC problems, as they can arise in many parts of your system. If a storm just hit your neighborhood, check your condenser and clear any obstructing leaves, dirt, and anything else that doesn’t belong. Generally speaking, regularly clearing the way for proper airflow can only benefit your HVAC system.
Your HVAC unit is completely sealed, so it should not be leaking in any capacity. A leak is a very serious issue that requires immediate attention. Fortunately, it’s a pretty easy problem to spot. Symptoms of a refrigerant leak include warm air coming from your vents, foul odors, and/or strange sounds. The only way to solve this problem is to have an expert fix it themselves. You shouldn’t ever attempt to open your HVAC unit on your own — leave that to the professionals!
Solve Common Spring HVAC Problems With Quality Home HVAC
The best way to make sure everything is in working order is to hire a team of expert HVAC technicians. They’re the only people who can diagnose and fix all sorts of problems that occur with your unit. If you’re ever in need, Quality Home HVAC is here to help! Please don’t ever hesitate to contact us at the earliest onset of a problem with your unit.