It’s not unusual to experience problems with a home’s cooling system in the spring when it hasn’t been used for a few months. Here are three common spring HVAC problems that you might encounter this year and what you can do to get them solved quickly:
There’s a Lack of Cool Air Output
If your cooling system has a clean air filter and cycles on without an issue but it’s not putting out enough cool air, it needs professional attention. Two potential causes of reduced conditioned air output are a buildup of dirt on the condenser or evaporator coil that’s impairing proper heat transfer, or a refrigerant leak somewhere in the system. If the system’s fan runs but there’s no cool air from the registers, the culprit may be a faulty contactor that’s preventing the outdoor unit from working. Your HVAC technician can diagnose the reason why you’re experiencing problems, and offer the right solution to restore ample cool airflow.
You’re Experiencing Uneven Cooling
When you start up your A/C, it can be frustrating to discover that some rooms or areas of your home seem too warm, while others get too chilly. Having your HVAC technician investigate the cause of uneven cooling and getting it addressed now is important, because it can save you stress and discomfort throughout the remainder of the cooling season. Inconsistent temperatures in a home may be due to air balance issues within the HVAC system, poor duct system design, the placement of your thermostat or too much or too little cooling equipment capacity.
Your Cooling System Doesn’t Come On
If your HVAC system is non-responsive when you switch it over to cooling, you may be able to resolve the problem on your own. If it’s due to a dead thermostat, it may simply need new batteries. Next, try resetting the cooling unit’s breaker in your main electrical panel. If the system still won’t function, it’s time to call your HVAC contractor for help.
If you’re experiencing spring HVAC problems in your Calgary home and need expert assistance, contact us at Arpi’s Industries.
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