As things heat up in Fredericksburg, we know the calls with residents having problems with their HVAC units will increase dramatically. In this article, Robert B Payne, Inc. looks at some of the HVAC problems you may encounter in the summertime.
HVAC Isn’t Cooling Right
A running HVAC that doesn’t properly cool your Fredericksburg home can indicate an airflow problem. The first place to start looking is at the return. When was the last time you changed your air filters? If it’s been a while, a clogged filter could be causing the problem.Make sure you also check your outside unit. To function optimally, your HVAC unit needs two feet of clearance all around. If you’ve got branches or debris closer than that, it could be obstructing airflow.
HVAC Won’t Turn On
The issue is usually related to the thermostat. It could be that it was set improperly or simply isn’t working. If looking over your thermostat settings doesn’t help, it may be time to replace your thermostat.
HVAC Is Making a Strange Noise
If your HVAC unit makes weird noises every time it starts up or shuts off, it’s something to look into. Believe it or not, the noise can often be a loosened screw. Once it’s tightened up, the sound will vanish. However, the excess noise could also be a sign of blower concerns. It’s best to call a trained professional if your HVAC unit is making strange sounds.
HVAC Stays on Too Long/Not Long Enough
The placement of your thermostat can ultimately determine how long your air conditioner runs over the summer. If the thermostat is in direct sunlight, it may continue running even after the rest of your home is an igloo. Changing the location of your thermostat can be a cost-effective way to improve the overall efficiency of your HVAC unit.