HVAC systems are durable but not infallible. At times, your HVAC system will experience problems. Many of these problems, however, can be avoided. Here are three common HVAC problems and tips on to how to avoid them, to ensure your home in Moncks Corner, SC, remains comfortable all year round.
Nothing is more frustrating than weak airflow from the HVAC system, especially during the humid South Carolina summers. In most cases, reduced airflow is caused by a clogged air filter or dusty air vents. When dust builds up on filters and vents, air cannot flow through properly. Regularly changing the air filter and cleaning the air vents is the simple solution. If you find that the system is still not functioning efficiently, call an HVAC technician to investigate further.
If your air conditioner cycles on and off frequently, it is a sign that the unit is struggling to maintain the right temperature. This constant switching on and off places the unit is under strain and increases energy usage. There are various reasons for short cycling such as poor airflow, frozen evaporator coils, low refrigerant, or an incorrectly sized HVAC unit. Regular HVAC maintenance will avoid the first three problems. In the case of a wrongly sized unit, replacing the HVAC system with a correctly sized unit will solve the problem.
Your AC needs refrigerant to keep the air in your home cool. Refrigerant runs from the outdoor compressor unit along copper pipes to the indoor evaporator coil. When the fan blows air over the coils, the refrigerant cools. As time goes by, the copper pipeline can develop pinholes and refrigerant will start to leak from these tiny holes. This is another reason bi-annual tune-ups are important. On a routine HVAC checkup, the technician will inspect the refrigerant line for leaks and repair holes.
These three problems can easily be avoided with regular HVAC maintenance. At Coastal Air Solutions, we recommend HVAC tune-ups twice a year before summer and again before winter. Call us at (843) 482-0407. We service Moncks Corner and the entire Tri-County area.
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