Fall is here and is typically considered the worst season by many HVAC professionals for common HVAC system problems to arise, and you want to catch them before they become bigger problems. Annual inspection and maintenance can find and fix these problems before they need major repair. Here are listed five of the most common fall HVAC problems.
- Refrigerant Leaks – Once summer weather starts cooling off, HVAC systems tend to suffer from air pressure problems, causing leaks in the refrigerant pipes. These leaks pose a serious health hazard and must be repaired immediately once detected.
- Clogged Vents – Fall means leaves falling from trees, and can collect in your vents as they get sucked in on their way to the ground, causing your system to work harder or even fail to operate when you need it.
- Dirty Filters – Fall is yet another season for pollen, dust, and other air pollutants to get drawn into your HVAC system, quickly overwhelming your filter, and with much the same results as a clogged vent.
- Thermostat Issues – Batteries tend to dry up, or systems can become sluggish or unresponsive from the cold. If you notice your home isn’t heating to what the temperature is displaying on your thermostat, you may need to have your thermostat fixed or replaced.
- Sensor Failure – Fall is usually associated with dramatic temperature changes, affecting HVAC systems in many ways. Fall weather sometimes heats up and cools down quickly, significantly taxing your HVAC sensors. If you notice your system failing to adjust to fluctuating temperatures, then you probably have a sensor issue and should get it fixed or replaced before the winter season sets in.
Annual maintenance and inspections will dramatically reduce the possibility of these issues occurring, so why not contact Hardcastle Heating and Air to set up your annual maintenance plan today?