One of the most common problems HVAC units can experience is airflow problems. When this is happening, you might experience hot or cold spots, air pressure problems, poor airflow from your vents, or warm air from your AC. If these sorts of problems aren’t addressed, you HVAC can suffer from compressor failure. A broken compressor means you’ll have to order a completely new unit. Fortunately, if you know what to do, it’s easy to solve these sorts of HVAC problems in Omaha.
Here are eight things that can cause HVAC problems in Omaha:
Blocked vents and registers
An easy way to make sure air is properly flowing through your vents is to make sure nothing blocks them. Try not to have any furniture, carpets, or rugs in front or on top of any vents in your home.
This is another common HVAC problem you can fix yourself. AC systems have a condenser unit that is often located outside or in a mechanical room. Things like outdoor debris or storage equipment can crowd the unit, causing it to overheat. All you need to do is clean out anything crowding your condenser.
Your filter’s job is to keep dust and debris out of your HVAC equipment and ducts. If it clogs, your HVAC has trouble blowing air, resulting in hot & cold spots, stuffy air, and equipment damage. You can prevent this by changing out your AC filter according to your system usage and the manufacturer’s instructions. Depending on the factors, this could mean monthly changes.
Dust that gets past your filters accumulates in your air ducts. If the ducts are already too small, the dust buildup can cause clogs. Also, duct walls can develop cracks and holes that air leaks out of. Also, it’s not unheard of for smaller creatures to make their nests in ducts. It’s a good idea to have your ducts examined on occasion to see if it needs cleaning.
Sometimes the problem is your thermostat. Whether it’s a low battery or a faulty thermostat, these can both cause HVAC problems.
HVAC systems have blower fans that help move air throughout your home’s ducts. If these get slower, this can cause problems with your system. In some cases, grime buildup on the fans is what’s causing the slowness. In this case, it’s fairly easy to just clean the fan.
An AC’s condenser coil has the job of releasing the heat that’s removed from your home. This is located outdoors, meaning it’s exposed to the elements. If it gets too dirty, it’ll be unable to release heat. That’s why you should clean it once or twice a year.
Low refrigerant levels
This issue is common with older HVAC systems that haven’t been well-maintained. If your HVAC is leaking refrigerant, you’ll notice a variety of problems along with weaker cooling. An HVAC technician can test the unit’s refrigerant levels and possibly fix the leaks for you.
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