Understanding HVAC Guidelines
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Understanding HVAC Guidelines

Once I purchased my first home, I realized that I needed to do my part in caring for my home appliances. In addition to reading the user manuals for my kitchen appliances and state-of-the-art plumbing system, I realized that I also needed to do a little research about HVAC. Because I had no experience with HVAC systems, I called out a professional to teach me a thing or two. It was fascinating to talk with him, and I was able to take notes about all kinds of important topics, such as maintenance, troubleshooting, and even shopping for a new system. This blog is all about understanding HVAC guidelines.

Understanding HVAC Guidelines

Common AC Repair Issues

Marilou Girard

Residential air conditioning systems see a lot of demand during the peak heat of the summer. Unfortunately, all of that hard work can lead to malfunctions and problems that necessitate air conditioning repair services. Here are some common reasons why you might need air conditioning repair. 

Refrigerant Leaks 

Leaks in the refrigerant lines can reduce your air conditioner's cooling capacity and make it run inefficiently. This causes the system to overwork itself, which may lead to additional wear and tear. You'll need a repair technician to isolate the source of the leak, repair it, and recharge your system.

Electrical Problems

Electrical issues, such as faulty wiring, blown fuses, or tripped circuit breakers, can prevent the AC unit from turning on or operating correctly. Leave these repairs to a technician for overall safety.

Thermostat Malfunctions

When the thermostat malfunctions, it can cause the air conditioner to cycle irregularly or potentially not cool correctly. Your home might end up warmer than it should be or the system may not shut off. You'll want a repair technician to test the thermostat and replace it if necessary.

Compressor Issues

When the compressor in your air conditioning system malfunctions, it can disrupt the entire system. The compressor is the heart of the unit, so you should call for an AC repair technician to test and repair it.

Water Leaks

When the condensate drain is clogged or your system simply isn't draining as it should, you might notice leaks from the drain pan. In those cases, your repair technician can either flush out the existing drain line or replace it to restore proper drainage. They can also clean your drain pan and treat it with a bacterial inhibitor to prevent odors.

Sensor Issues

Air conditioning sensor issues can be exhibited in a few different ways. Power cycling, difficulty engaging the system, and even a persistently running air conditioner can all be caused by faulty sensors that don't trip the system the way that they should. Your repair technician can test the sensors and replace the faulty ones to restore proper operation.

The more you understand about the most common malfunctions with residential air conditioning, the easier it is to identify when you need to call a local repair technician. Trust your repairs to a professional so that you don't risk causing further damage to any of the delicate interior components. Proper maintenance and timely repairs will keep your air conditioner running at its best.

Contact a local HVAC service, such as Carolina Air Care, to learn more.