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The Top Causes of HVAC System Failure

Your home’s HVAC system is a complex mechanical system. It is made up of an array of components that all must function well and efficiently for the system to continue performing properly. If you maintain these components, your HVAC system will operate problem-free. This is crucial since this system plays a huge role in your home’s indoor air quality and comfort. If there is something wrong with your HVAC system, calling the pros is the best course of action. Some of the most common causes of HVAC system failure can be found here.

Dirty Filters

If dirty air filters are the only issue with your HVAC system, it is an affordable repair. Ideally, you need to change your filter once a month during the peak seasons, which means that trapped pollutants can be discarded and not recirculated through your home. If filters aren’t changed regularly, they will result in the HVAC system having to work twice as hard, because the pollutants have created a barrier that hinders the flow of air.

Dampers That Aren’t Properly Balanced

Most ductwork systems in homes terminate at each room and have a damper in the primary supply line which controls airflow through the ducts. If the dampers aren’t balanced properly, some of the rooms in your home may become cooled or heated much faster than others; however, if the dampers are balanced properly, the rooms will be cooled and heated equally.

A Broken Thermostat

A broken thermostat is one of the most common issues for most HVAC system failures. There is good news – this is a simple and affordable repair to make for your heating or cooling system. The bad news about the thermostat being the issue is that it usually isn’t going to be obvious to you. As a result, you will probably have to hire a professional technician to discover the issue.

Leaking Refrigerant

This is a common issue with AC units, and it may cause poor performance or even no performance if the issue is bad enough.

Condenser units in your AC system require refrigerant to remove the heat from your home, and if there isn’t enough refrigerant in the system, there is no way the AC system can continue to function properly. If refrigerant levels are low, the condenser is going to work harder than it should, which uses much more energy and can lead to an expensive repair or complete HVAC system failure.

The Breaker Was Tripped

If you have noticed that your HVAC system won’t function at all, there is a possibility the circuit breaker has tripped. The breaker is what provides the proper flow of electricity, which powers the unit. Sometimes, you can restore power by resetting the breaker; however, there is also a possibility there’s an underlying issue that caused the breaker to trip, to begin with.

If you need help figuring out why your HVAC unit has failed, call Beebe Heating & Air Conditioning. We can determine the underlying issue and make the needed repairs to restore proper function to your unit.