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Common HVAC Problems

Updated: Nov 1, 2021

Are you a homeowner that has been dealing with heating or AC problems at your home? As you explore HVAC repair options, any issue must get addressed promptly, no matter how small it is. That way, it doesn't become an even bigger problem.


At RJW Mechanical, we know how crucial it is to find the root cause of HVAC issues. That way, we'll be able to find the right solution and get your HVAC systems up and running again.


Today, we'll go over a few common HVAC problems and how you can address them.


Filthy Filters


When it comes to your air filter, it's not just there to keep your air clean. It also plays a vital role in the proper operation of your system. One common issue with filthy filters is that many people fail to address this issue. Once it's dirty enough, it blocks all airflow in your system and can cause a system shutdown if it overheats.


Even if it doesn't shut down, comfort inside your home can suffer and so will your electric bill. That's why it is recommended that you replace or clean your filter every month. If using a reusable filter, follow these three steps below to ensure your unit works well.


  1. Remove it from the unit.

  2. Rinse it off with water.

  3. Let it air dry completely before putting it back on.


As for units that require a disposable filter, make sure to replace it with one designed for your system. It may cost you more, but you'll make up for it with increased system efficiency and performance.


Weird Noises From Your Unit


Another of the common HVAC problems people have come across is weird noises from their units. Nothing gets you on edge than a unit making loud and unusual noises. That can be a key sign that something is wrong with the unit. It could mean that a piece of the motor needs fixing or that your motor may need replacing.


Whatever the case, let an HVAC repair expert inspect it to see if your unit needs to be addressed.


Problems With Your Ignition


As it turns out, your car isn't the only thing that struggles with ignition problems. Like a car, some issues could lead to problems with your HVAC system. The problem could lie in these three places.


  • Pilots

  • Burners

  • Flame sensors


It could also mean that your unit is running low on gas. On the other hand, it may also indicate that you need new pieces for the ignition system. Whatever the case, you might want to have the furnace checked at least once a year. This will help catch any ignition issues and repair them before they become more costly.


Leaks In The HVAC System


While all HVAC systems produce condensation, you never want to mistake it for a leak. A leak detector is a great way to check for leaks. Leaks will also show if there is a clogged or broken piece to a pipe.


Leaks should never be taken lightly and need to be addressed by an HVAC repair expert promptly.


Choose A HVAC Repair Expert To Ensure A Well-Maintained HVAC System

Regardless of any HVAC issue, always be proactive in addressing them. That way, your HVAC system is well-maintained and you will save money in the long run.


At RJW Mechanical, we're always happy to help the great folks in Fayetteville with their HVAC needs. Have questions or need an HVAC repair? Contact us today and let us get to work in keeping your unit in good working order.





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