As temperatures rise, it's time to start thinking about your HVAC system and how to prepare it for the upcoming season. Like any other season, spring brings its own challenges and issues that can impact the performance and efficiency of your HVAC system.
Here are the most common springtime HVAC issues and how to avoid them.
Dirty Air Filters
Dirty air filters are a common issue during the spring season. Pollen, dust, and other debris can accumulate on the air filter. As a result, it reduces the airflow and causes the system to work harder. Reduced airflow can lead to higher energy bills, decreased indoor air quality, and potentially even system failure. The best way to avoid this issue is to replace your air filters regularly, ideally every three months or according to your manufacturer's instructions.
The hotter it gets this summer, your air conditioning system must work harder to keep your home cool. Unfortunately, this increased workload can strain the system, causing wear and tear that may result in refrigerant leaks.
Low refrigerant levels can cause your AC to blow warm air, decrease efficiency, and could damage the system. To avoid this issue, schedule an annual maintenance appointment with a licensed HVAC technician who can inspect and repair any leaks before they cause significant damage.
Clogged Drain Lines
The condensate drain line removes the moisture from your air conditioning system. However, as spring arrives, the drain line can become clogged with debris such as dirt, algae, and sometimes mould. These clogs can lead to water damage, poor air quality, and even breakdowns.
To prevent this issue, inspect the drain line regularly and clean it if necessary. You can also install a float switch to detect if the drain line is clogged and turn off the AC before it causes any damage. Fagnan's Furnace Service can help you with troubleshooting drain line issues.
As you switch your HVAC system from heating to cooling, you may encounter issues with your thermostat. Common problems include inaccurate temperature readings, failure to turn on or off, and incorrect settings. To avoid this issue, check your thermostat regularly to ensure it functions properly. If you notice any issues, contact Fagnan’s Furnace Service to diagnose and repair the problem.
You can avoid these issues by performing regular maintenance on your system. These AC maintenance tasks include replacing air filters, scheduling annual maintenance appointments, and regularly inspecting the unit and thermostat. By taking these steps, you can ensure that your HVAC system functions efficiently. In addition, it will provide a comfortable and healthy indoor environment throughout the warmer months ahead.
Contact Fagnan’s Furnace Service for your spring HVAC service.
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