Tips for HVAC Repair

Posted on: June 22nd, 2012 by Jean
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Do you agree that the efficiency of the installed heating and cooling system in your homes spells your comfort and convenience? Now, how would you like your heater to conk out in the middle of the night and with daylight several hours away? Can you imagine yourself being inside your home during a heat wave and your air conditioning just won’t start? These are scenarios that you see in the movies but actually happen in real life. Yes, your HVAC system may need some repairs at some point or another. However, before you call in the professionals to fix the problem, you might still be able to do something to get certain problems fixed, without spending a dollar. 

  • The HVAC unit does not cool

This is one of the most common problems that homeowners complain of. The unit’s inability to cool the home can be due to several reasons. What can you do about this?

One, you have to check the thermostat. Usually, an air conditioner does not provide enough cool air because the thermostat is not set at the right temperature. So, this means that you have to check whether the thermostat is set at a lower setting.

Also, you need to find out whether the “cool” switch on the thermostat is on. Switching it to the “off” position understandably results in inefficient cooling.

Now, if any of these don’t work, you may have to inspect the condenser for dirt that may have gotten stuck there. If there is any, you can wash off the debris with water from a hose.

  •  Water pools under the unit

An HVAC system is expected to create condensation when it cools or heat the air. This is normal. However, when you seem water pooling under your unit, it could mean that there is a clog in the tubes that collect liquid condensation or that the pump does not work.  You can test the pump by putting water into the condensation collection pan. This is supposed to switch on the pump. If it doesn’t you have a problem that should be left to a professional.

However, if the pump turns on yet the water does not get drained, there could be something amiss with the ball valve. You can solve the problem by moving the ball valve to loosen it and to get it moving. If that does not solve the problem, you may have to check the drain tube for algae or debris and to clean the tube.

In short, you can do something on your own before calling the experts. The satisfaction you get in knowing that you are able to provide the solution to your HVAC problems is a great reward, not to mention the savings that you can get from not calling in HVAC technicians.

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