Common Heating and Cooling Problems
The HVAC system is a key component of your home, especially in the winter time. While there are many reasons that a heating and cooling system could have issues, some are more common than others.
Here are some of the most common reasons that your system will break down:
Dirty Furnace Filters
How frequently do you check your filter? If your system is operating with a dirty, clogged filter, your furnace will be overworked and can overheat. This can result in a heating breakdown. Change or clean your furnace filter every month to ensure proper airflow through your system.
Neglect Of Routine Maintenance
If you fail to perform tune-ups on both your furnace and air conditioner, you could be operating with inefficient equipment. Tune-ups are not only good to ensure efficient performance, it is also a good opportunity to find issues that would otherwise go unnoticed prior to a breakdown. Seasonal checks are the best way to take care of your HVAC system.
Your thermostat is what controls your heating and cooling system. If you notice that your home is not heating properly, the first thing you should check is the thermostat. Issues could be as simple as changing the batteries!
Normal Wear and Tear
There are many mechanical parts that make up your HVAC system. Because these parts are being used so frequently (especially in extreme temperatures), they are constantly exposed to the normal wear and tear required to maintain a comfortable home.