With summer finally coming to a close, chances are your thoughts are on your favorite fall activities. No matter what fun-filled activity you enjoy, you shouldn't forget about your HVAC system. After all, the brief break between sweltering summer temps and bone-chilling winter temps won't last for long.
If your HVAC system needs a little TLC, now is a good time to get repairs done as soon as you can. Here's a brief list of repairs that should be at the top of your to-do list as summer gives way to fall weather.
Refrigerant leaks are a common problem in air conditioning and heat pump systems. What makes this problem so annoying to deal with is that it's hard for the average person to spot a leak. Most people only notice a refrigerant leak when their HVAC system stops cooling or heating effectively. If you're lucky enough, you may be able to hear the leak while your HVAC system is running.
An ongoing refrigerant leak can lead to a host of other problems for your HVAC system, including eventual compressor failure. If you suspect your system is leaking refrigerant, have a professional check it out as soon as possible. Your HVAC specialist will have the proper tools and the right training to detect and correct leaks.
Bad HVAC Fans
Your HVAC system relies on two fans: one located inside your indoor HVAC unit that circulates conditioned air throughout your home and another contained within the outdoor cabinet that directs exhaust heat away from the condenser. Both fans can be beset by problems that affect their reliability and performance. It's not uncommon for the electric motors driving these fans to burn out prematurely due to old age, voltage issues, or lack of proper lubrication.
Needless to say, these fans are essential for your HVAC system's continued operation. If you're having issues with your HVAC system overheating or not delivering enough cool air, then you should have your fans checked out soon.
Condensate Drain Blockages
Your HVAC system features a system for routing excess condensate away from the unit. Over time, these passages can become blocked with grit and debris, preventing your HVAC unit from emptying its excess condensate. The resulting backup causes water to cascade over its collection pan, causing water leaks around the unit. A clogged condensate drain also encourages mold and mildew growth, as well as rust and corrosion.
For more information about HVAC repair, contact a company like Soco Air Conditioning.