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Common HVAC Problems
- Leaks – All HVAC connecter and drain lines can develop leaks. Any leaks in hardware can cause the system to work harder than it should, which could ultimately lead to having to replace HVAC components or the entire system altogether.
- Corrosion – Whenever you combine moisture and any type of wiring you run the risk of corrosion. Corrosion can happen to any wires or terminals related to the system and will generally cause your HVAC system to turn off and on by itself. Corrosion will cause your system to work harder, opening up the potential for more problems.
- Dirt and Debris – All components of your furnace or A/C need to be free of debris. Debris can build up in ducting, filters, and the electric panel among other areas. In addition to causing your system to work inefficiently, components full of debris will pump dust and allergens into your home, reducing the air quality and flow, and potentially clogging the system.
Setting a Furnace and A/C Maintenance Plan
Daily – Check to make sure that all visible components (filters, ducting, etc.) are free of debris, ensure that there is at least 2 feet of cleared space around ALL HVAC components, install high-efficiency air filters.
Monthly – Inspect your air conditioner refrigerant lines. Signs that your lines may be leaking include: high-electric bills, uneven heating/cooling within the home, and a noisy HVAC system).
Seasonally – Replace air filter every 90 days, turn off water connected to furnace humidifier in the summer, replace the humidifier filter, and turn water back on in the fall.
Annually – Replace the batteries of all carbon monoxide detectors, lubricate HVAC motor or replace fan belt if needed, clean A/C condensation drain line with bleach, make sure the HVAC unit is standing on level ground.
HVAC units have an average life span of 10-25 years, but with the help of preventative maintenance from The Duct Doctor your system will last closer to 25 years! Following this list and setting up an annual furnace and A/C maintenance plan with The Duct Doctor is the best way to ensure that your system runs efficiently for the entirety of its life span. Call us today to schedule an appointment at (707) 505-8933