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Why Should I Get My HVAC System Repaired?

Jun 5, 2020 | Blog

The HVAC system in a home is one of the most important and expensive components in it. What this means is that many homeowners face the difficult decision to either repair it or replace it when the unit begins to show warning signs of a problem. Deciding between ac repair or replacement does not have to be as challenging as it may seem. Learn more about making this decision here.

HVAC Warning Signs

Does the heating and cooling system in the house seem inefficient or sluggish? Is the HVAC system just broken? Before deciding to repair or replace, there are a few telltale signs that indicate what the better option is.

Replace the Clogged Filters

If a homeowner turns on the AC, but the house does not get any warmer, then be sure to check the filters. A clogged filter is going to hinder the proper flow of air. This lack of airflow is the main reason for an inefficient HVAC system. Be sure to check the filters, once a month minimum, and plan for routine replacement.

Check for Any Leaks

While the leaks in an HVAC system may seem easy and straightforward to determine, they are often more challenging to repair. To check for any leaks, then begin with the obvious and look for the signs of liquid that is coming from any location besides the condenser pipe. This is the part where the water will usually leak out. Be sure to let the HVAC technician know if there are any pipes that are leaking.

Find Electrical Problems

Every HVAC system includes some type of electrical component, which includes oil or gas power. Usually, an electrical problem will relate to the ignition system. If the unit sounds like it is clicking quite a bit before it turns on or if it keeps clicking but never ignites, then there is an issue with the electrical igniter. If electrical problems happen to occur, then the system is going to waste fuel and it won’t work properly.

Inspect for Signs of Worn Out Parts

As a home’s HVAC system gets older, the parts are going to become more worn. For example, the motors and belts are going to wear down, which will reduce the overall efficiency of the HVAC unit. If the system doesn’t operate as it should, it is best to call the professionals for an inspection each year. While the initial cost for this may seem a bit high, having an HVAC system that runs efficiently will help a homeowner save money over time. When the repairs become too expensive, it is a good idea to consider a new air conditioning installation.

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