On average, HVAC systems serve homes for up to 25 years with routine maintenance. If you’re just reacting to issues, though, you can’t expect your units to enjoy such longevity. To make the most of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, watch out for these common problems:
Experienced HVAC contractors, like Green Air Heating and Air Conditioning, would attest that AC units with faulty filters fail more quickly. Clogged or worn-out filters force cooling units to work doubly hard to achieve desired temperature levels, experiencing more stress in the process. It’s imperative to monitor filter cleanliness frequently to improve not only the equipment’s performance but also your indoor air quality.
Any air conditioner would experience inefficiencies when the refrigerant charge is inconsistent with the brand’s specifications. Leakage is bad, but undiscovered and unaddressed leakage is always worse. When your unit runs low on refrigerant, it will underperform and dehumidify indoor air less effectively. Plus, it will make the condenser’s job more difficult, potentially causing more systematic issues.
Any HVAC repair specialist would say that the electrical components are prone to damage when the units are oversized. This is especially true for air conditioners that turn on and off often when they’re too big for the space. Since wire corrosion is also a dilemma many HVAC systems contend with, improper sizing can further accelerate equipment wear.
Sometimes, intermittent temperature fluctuations don’t happen due to system failure. Rather, they occur because the thermostat is in disrepair.
If your home has ductwork, some of your rooms might cool or heat faster than others because of damper-related concerns. Considering that dampers help regulate the flow of conditioned air from one area to another, they need to be balanced to ensure maximum, whole-home comfort.
At Green Air Heating and Air Conditioning, we specialize in smart HVAC system installation and maintenance for energy-efficient investments for decades. No matter what type of equipment you’re working with, we can regularly inspect it, head off huge headaches and fix minor issues accordingly to maximize its service life. Call us at (925) 28-GREEN now to talk about your needs and to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Concord, CA, and in other parts of California.