HVAC technicians, tune-ups, and central air repairs can change a dull house into a bright new, and efficient living space in as little as an hour. Let’s look at how your HVAC system works to keep your house comfortable for you.
There’s an old saying among HVAC professionals that, the most important day of your HVAC system will be when you first install your central air. The HVAC technician must set up the unit to ensure that it has adequate airflow throughout your house and is getting you at optimal indoor temperatures without constantly running your electrical bill to the moon. If your system isn’t working right, then it will be hard to breathe inside the home and might even be too hot or cold depending on where you live.
The most common reason for central air repair is a malfunctioning furnace. If your furnace isn’t working well, it can get too hot or too cold or even both at the same time. If your furnace is broken, you will notice the thermostat on the front of the furnace is still “on” but your furnace isn’t heating your home enough to make it comfortable.
Sometimes your HVAC system will malfunction because the air conditioner itself doesn’t work. The coolant levels might be low, so your heater might not be heating your home to its optimal temperature. There are things that you can do in order to diagnose this problem and fix it yourself if it requires a central HVAC repair professional.
When the air conditioner is not running, try turning on the heat only. Check the thermostat by moving the window shut and looking at it closely to make sure it’s still on. You may find a small leak. If the thermostat is not on, then you need to have it serviced by a professional in order to get everything in working order again.
If your central air is having trouble in the summer, then it might just be due to a buildup of humidity in your area. This might mean that the windows aren’t getting the proper amount of sunlight and rain and that’s affecting the humidity level inside your house.
To check for moisture issues, you should run a dehumidifier on the windows in your house and test it. If the device doesn’t work, then your central air is probably leaking somewhere. If it does work and the house has been sitting in high humidity for long periods of time, then it might be time to replace your furnace and the dehumidifier or your central air system.
When it comes to central air repair, tune-ups and installations, it’s not always easy to tell exactly what needs to be fixed. You can get a lot of information about your heating and cooling system through your HVAC professional, but it may not all be available in one place.
You can try to diagnose central air problems yourself, but this can be time consuming and you may be missing some things that will help you troubleshoot the issue. If you find that your air conditioner or furnace is broken, then there are things that you can do to diagnose the problem. Some of these things include:
Check the fuse holder in your furnace. Sometimes, these fuses are located just below the thermostat. The fuse will be located inside of your furnace and usually located near the circuit breakers. Once the fuse has been turned off, you should turn the breaker to see if it’s still on and if the heat is coming on. If it’s still on, then the problem may have something to do with the circuit breakers.
Check the ductwork under your hood. If your ductwork is leaking air into your house, you may find that the vents aren’t opening and closing properly. The air that is escaping is causing the problem and you will need to replace the ductwork. You can get replacement parts for your furnace at your local hardware store if the ductwork has already been replaced, but it’s always best to check your entire system for leaks.
Your central air is probably not going to break when you open your window and check the outside of your home. It can be very hard to tell if you need to replace your furnace or other systems without having a professional come out to look for problems. However, if you have some problems that are serious, then it’s best to let a professional to look at them for you so that you don’t end up having to do all of the work yourself.