Dealing with common HVAC concerns
Top concerns on Household HVAC use. (Photo Credits)
HVAC Systems are not completely faultless systems because from time to time it may experience operational issues or concerns. The occurrence of these issues though depend on the routine maintenance schedule its owners undertake for their household HVAC.
The US Department of Energy summed up in its website, the most common HVAC concerns reported by homeowners. Leaking refrigerant is among the top issues they mentioned in their article. A/C And HVAC
“If your air conditioner is low on refrigerant, either it was undercharged at installation or it leaks. If it leaks, simply adding refrigerant is not a solution. A trained technician should fix any leak, test the repair, and then charge the system with the correct amount of refrigerant. Remember that the performance and efficiency of your air conditioner is greatest when the refrigerant charge exactly matches the manufacturer’s specification, and is neither undercharged nor overcharged. Refrigerant leaks can also be harmful to the environment.”
Read about the other top concerns mentioned by the Department of Energy here.
Surge in electricity bills
Houselogic.com also shared that an unexplained surge in power bills usually send homeowners calling their HVAC technicians. Plumbing Association of San Diego
“A spike in operating costs typically signals inefficient operation. After a dirty filter (warning sign #2), the most likely culprit is a choked condensing coil. Located within the outdoor unit, the coil has countless cooling fins — much like a car radiator — that can accumulate dust and debris.“
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Third Party Service Ratings Website Angie’s List meanwhile cautioned its readers about the common noises that can be heard from an HVAC system, and what these noises mean. Unusual sounds coming from an HVAC unit usually clue in homeowners that the unit may need to be inspected by a professional.
“Loud rattling, thumping, clanking or banging noises. These sounds usually indicate a problem with the blower assembly or motor. Rattling usually means that a component in the system is coming loose. The problem should be repaired before the part breaks or disconnects completely. If you hear louder banging sounds when the blower is running, shut the system off. At this point, something has broken or disconnected.”
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Being aware of the common HVAC concerns should at least prompt homeowners to schedule regular maintenance inspections of their respective units.
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