If your HVAC unit is suffering significant problems, there are many ways that this could impact the comfort of those living in your home. There are many particular issues that can have a negative impact on the performance of your home's HVAC system, and it is easy to underappreciate the full range of problems that the unit can experience.
Heating Units Can Become Too Hot
While it is true that you will want your heating system to output a substantial amount of heat when it is running, it is possible for the heating unit to become too hot. If this occurs, it will be able to suffer major damage that could lead to the heater malfunctioning. In extreme cases, this overheating could potentially cause severe damage to the unit that may require it to be completely replaced. A common reason for this damage can be the vents becoming clogged as this could prevent the excess heat from venting away from the more sensitive components.
An AC Unit That Is Iced Over Can Suffer Major Damage
While heating systems can be prone to overheating, the air conditioning unit can actually ice over. If a thick layer of ice forms over the air conditioning unit, it could quickly cause severe damage to the unit. In addition to the blower burning itself out due to a lack of airflow. Additionally, the extreme cold from the ice can actually cause some of the components of the air conditioning system to rupture. This can be especially likely with the coils of the unit. Unfortunately, ruptures in these components will likely lead to them needing to be replaced as patching them may be very difficult. There will also be a risk of the refrigerant that leaks out causing additional complications and damage to the unit.
Cover The HVAC Units During The Off-Season
Depending on the season, you may go for months without needing to use the heating unit or the air conditioning system. If you have separate heating and cooling units, it can make sense to cover them during the off-seasons when you are unlikely to need to use them. This can drastically reduce the amount of dust that may settle inside the unit as these accumulations could have severe impacts on the efficiency of the unit when you need to use it again. This is particularly noticeable as the dust can make a burning odor when the heater is activated for the first time. However, using a cover for the system can help to reduce this smell when you turn on the heater for the first time of the year.
If you notice any of these issues with your HVAC unit, or if you're concerned that something is wrong with it, contact an HVAC repair service to schedule an inspection today.Share
6 April 2022
Hi there, I am Nadine Bachmier. I am going to discuss the various ways HVAC contractors can keep the temperatures in your business stable. HVAC contractors focus on maintaining and repairing the air conditioner, furnace, and ductwork used in your building. To keep the heating and cooling system in good shape, contractors may need to replace internal components, clean out channels, or simply perform a full upgrade. I will talk about the tools and techniques used to maintain and repair the equipment in your building. I will also share information about new products as they hit the HVAC market. I hope you will follow along and learn all you can.