When it comes to HVAC units, it is important to know that they are in proper operating condition at all times. There are few things worse than not having air conditioning during the hot summer months, or not having heat when it is cold outside. When there are problems with these units, it is often necessary to call in professional HVAC technicians to diagnose and repair those problems. Some of these issues can be simple fixes, while others may require more work.
There are many common problems that the experts at Eastside Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. deal with on a daily basis. One of, if not the most common problem is a blow fuse. The fuse is located in the evaporator coil, and it protects the motor or compressor from overheating. If it is thought that there is a problem with the motor, the first thing a technician checks is the fuse, because the problem is often not the motor at all.
If there is a problem with the HVAC system, before calling in a technician, check to see if the thermostat is on. The thermostat tells the HVAC system when to heat and when to cool, and if it isn’t on, the system won’t work. Make sure that it isn’t off or on the wrong setting. Another issue that home owners can take care of themselves is changing filters. These get dirty, and need to be changed regularly in order to keep air flowing freely.
Refrigerant leaks are serious issues, and need to be handled by professional HVAC technicians. They can be caused by various things, including vibrations from the HVAC unit. Leaks in condenser or evaporator can’t be repaired. If the leaks are in other areas, the technician will remove the remaining refrigerant, then charge unit levels back to where they should be.
These are just a few of the HVAC system problems that can arise. While some of these and other problems can easily be taken care of by home owners, others require the services of professional HVAC technicians from Eastside Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. Follow us on Twitter!