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Common HVAC Problems Homeowners Might Face

If you're a homeowner, there's a good chance you'll eventually face some common HVAC problems. HVAC systems can break down for a variety of reasons, and it's important to be prepared in case something happens. In this blog post, A-Anderson A/C Electric & Heating Company will discuss five of the most common HVAC issues homeowners might face. We'll provide tips on how to troubleshoot these problems and what to do if they need to be fixed by a professional. Keep reading to learn more!

Clogged Air Filters

The first common problem is clogged filters. Filters are responsible for trapping dirt, dust, and other airborne particles to prevent them from getting into your home. Over time, they can become clogged with debris, which can reduce airflow and cause your system to work harder than it needs to. Dirty air filters can also trigger symptoms for anyone in your household who suffers from allergies or asthma. To prevent this from happening, be sure to check your filters monthly and replace them as needed.

Pro tip: Before you head to your local home improvement store to buy a new air filter, check the size of your current filter to make sure you purchase the correct one!

Low Refrigerant Levels

Another common issue is low refrigerant levels. This can be caused by a leak in your system or simply by evaporation over time. Low refrigerant levels will cause your system to work harder to cool your home, which can lead to higher energy bills and premature wear and tear on your equipment. If you suspect that you have a leak, it's best to call A-Anderson A/C Electric & Heating Company as we have the necessary equipment needed for repairs.

Dirty Coils

Another common issue is dirty coils. Coils are responsible for transferring heat, and when they're dirty, they can't do their job properly. This can cause your system to overwork itself and use more energy than necessary. To clean your coils, you'll need to remove them from your unit and use a soft brush or cloth to remove any dirt or debris. Be sure to put them back in place before turning your system on again.

Thermostat Issues

A fourth common problem is thermostat issues. If your home isn't cooling down or heating up evenly, it's possible that your thermostat isn't working correctly. First, check the batteries to see if they need to be replaced. Then, make sure your thermostat is on the correct setting. If that doesn't solve the problem, you may need to call our team at (972) 833-8832 to have us come and take a look at your thermostat.

HVAC System Won’t Turn On

The fifth and final common problem is the system not turning on. There’s nothing worse than your AC not turning on during a hot summer day or your heat not working in the middle of winter. This can be caused by a variety of factors, such as a power outage, a tripped breaker, or a blown fuse. If your system won't turn on, first check the power source to make sure it's working properly. If the power source is working properly, let us know and we will come inspect your HVAC system.

While these are some of the most common HVAC problems homeowners might face, there are many others that can occur. We understand how important a working HVAC system is for your household, so, if you're having any trouble with your system, be sure to call A-Anderson A/C Electric & Heating Company at (972) 833-8832 or fill out our online contact form to schedule an appointment. We’ll be able to diagnose the problem and get your system up and running again in no time.