We all enjoy the warm days of summer and it can be hard to relinquish the warmth of the sun as the season comes to a close. In most areas of the country, the summer months bring non-stop air conditioning that can put a lot of wear and tear on your HVAC system. While they are designed to function well without regular and constant need of repair, by the time summer comes to a close, it may be a good idea to make sure your system is checked thoroughly to identify any possible issues that need to be addressed before the cold of the winter starts creeping in. Below are some of the common late summer heating repairs everyone should be on the lookout for.
Check Your Heating System
As your system winds down from keeping you cool in the summer, it is a good idea to have your heating system checked and serviced. It is important to have this done while the weather is still a little warm (and you can afford to lose some heating power) to identify any minor problems that could become major if not addressed.
Clogged Air Filters
An often overlooked problem with HVAC systems are clogged or dirty air filters. Usually, throughout the summer, these get a lot of abuse, and if not changed, can restrict the amount of air that can flow through the system. This decreases the efficiency of the entire system and can lead to dirty air ducts, which can compromise the air quality in your home. The more dirt built up in the unit the more problems you’ll have to deal with later on.
Fan Motor Issues
During constant use over the summer months, fan motors inside the HVAC system will take a lot of wear and tear. In most cases, when there is an air conditioning problem, it is likely the result of something gone wrong with the fan motor. When it goes out, the system cannot circulate the air throughout your home. In some cases, the root issue is the motor belt giving out – you’ll notice this when the system starts to make noises when it turns on. Even if you haven’t heard any noise yet, the cooler temperature of the fall is the perfect time to get ahead of it.
The temperature in your home is controlled by a thermostat, but if it is not working properly, your system may be overworked, causing you additional expenses in heating and cooling bills. In most cases, a simple recalibration of the thermostat is all that is needed, which can be easily taken care of by one of our HVAC professionals at A-1Guaranteed.com.
Your air conditioner is the lifeline of your home. Without it, those pleasant summer months can easily become unbearable. When your HVAC is on the fritz, there are a number of things you can do to get it working properly again. However, if you fail to address the issues while they are small problems, they could end up complicating your life in many ways. It’s best to stay proactive and address small issues before you have a major problem on your hands.
None of these issues should be complicated if they are found early enough. In fact, most home appliances often give these small signs before they become big problems. Rather than waiting for a major leak or a complete breakdown, you can get ahead of these larger issues that could wipe out your system entirely and thus extend the life of your system with a small investment of time and effort early on. Contact us today, your local HVAC maintenance company in Solano, Napa and Contra Costa Counties, Fairfield, Vacaville, and the Bay Area.