No matter how much we take care of our HVAC unit, they will not last forever. Sometimes, we will encounter minor problems with it. It may not make the room cool enough or it may not produce heat enough to make the room warm. Sometimes we may also encounter problems with the control systems. We would immediately think that it needs to be changed.
There are times, especially if we are not really familiar with the HVAC system; we do not know if there is something wrong with our HVAC system we think that it is broken. These commonly happen whenever the winter season is approaching, we want to set the schedule of when the temperature in the room will go up to warm up. Also, this is the case when summer is approaching, we want to schedule the time when the temperature in the room will drop. This is a way to control electricity and pay lesser bills.
So, in order to know what really is wrong with our HVAC system without having to call services all the time, here are some things you can do first.
Check for Clogs
Whenever there seems to be a problem with the heating system, you can check the hose or tubes where the air flows. As time goes by, the flow of the air is clogged which makes it longer to increase the temperature in a room. It is better to schedule cleaning per month to avoid too many clogs.
Check for Leaks
This is one of the most obvious signs that something is wrong with the HVAC system. To produce cool air, water is used and that is why water flows through the tubes. Leaks can be seen anywhere near the equipment.
Check the Parts
Just like what is mentioned above, the HVAC system does not last forever. If it is not functioning properly, check for the motors, sensors, wirings, tubing, and even belts if there are worn parts. Even if only one of these parts is worn out, it can still affect the whole operation of the unit. It may cause an accident too.
Check for Electrical Issues
HVAC systems are mostly powered by electricity. If there is something wrong upon turning on the unit, check with the wirings or look for electrical issues too.
Some problems may still be fixable such as the control systems but some need replacement. So it is best to check these firsts before deciding.