The arrival of the spring season means an increase in the temperatures outside. While we all love the sunny, warm days that this time gives us, it is important to keep our HVAC in mind! Below, we’ve listed a few common problems your HVAC might experience during this transitional period.
- Dirty filter
Yuck! Who wants to breathe contaminated air? Along with making the air in your home dirty, an unclean HVAC filter can hurt your pocket. Whenever your filter becomes clogged with dust and dirt, your HVAC system is forced to put in additional work to compensate. As a result, your energy bill can see an increase of up to 15 percent! In the short AND long run, a clogged filter will cost you considerable amounts of money.
Another reason you don’t want to have a dirty HVAC filter is due to temperature imbalances within your home. Because the airflow is being tampered with, it is common to experience cold and warm spots in different areas of your home.
If you have a dirty filter, give us a call! We can help bring both your temperatures and your costs down.
- Noisy air ducts
If your air conditioner makes it hard to hear what’s going on around you, there’s a problem with your system’s air ducts.
There are various reasons why your air conditioning system might be creating an annoying racket. One of the first things to think about is the quality of your airflow. There are chances that it may be obstructed, affecting its normal process. A common problem deals with your home’s ventilation. Are your supply vents closed? If so, the air circulating through your system may be under pressure, resulting in noise.
Another cause for concern may be the aforementioned dirty filter. As we can see, this villainous culprit can cause a multitude of problems for you and your home. If your system is being forced to put in more work, this will cause a variety of problems, including noise.
Get back to reading that book in peace! Give us a call and we will be more than happy to take a look for any problems.
- Dirty evaporator coil
An evaporator coil is an object within your air conditioning system that cools the air in your home. The device contains numerous pipes, each containing a cool substance called a refrigerant, which is the key to making your house cooler. The air from your furnace is located right beneath, and the air that it blows out passes over the coil, in turn releasing cold air to your home.
Pretty big job! The evaporator coil is one of the most important parts of your air conditioning system. With so much pressure put onto it, it can easily become dirty. As a result, it won’t be able to do its job as well, leaving your home’s supposed “cold” air feeling relatively warmer than it should!
Removing the dirt from an evaporator coil can be done by the homeowner by either a solution of soap and water or by using compressed air.
If you happen to run into any other problems with your HVAC this spring, give us a call at (804) 758-4314 or visit our website! We’d be happy to help.