When your HVAC suddenly isn’t working as it should, your first step might be to call for service. Though most of the time, this is the best plan of attack, many common issues can be solved with a little troubleshooting. So if you are experiencing any HVAC problems, here are some of the most common causes to consider before getting service.
Dirty Air Filters
If your system is taking longer to cool your house, it could be due to a dirty air filter that hasn’t been replaced. Your air filters should be checked every month and cleaned and replaced if needed. A dirty filter will make it harder for the air to get through, and cause extra stress and energy usage, increasing your bill too.
If you have a digital thermostat, and you notice your temperature is not reaching what you’re recently set it at or keeps jumping back to a certain point — it could be a preset you forgot about. Check all presets to ensure that your problem isn’t a simple setting issue.
Uneven Room Temperatures
Another issue people find is uneven temperature throughout their home. A few problems could cause this issue. First, check for leaks in windows and door seals. If there are no leaks and you still have issues getting individual rooms cooler than the next, you might have an HVAC system that is too small for your home. A professional HVAC tech can assess the issue and let you know the best option for you.
Just like the rest of your appliances, your HVAC has a lifespan. When it hits the end of that lifespan (roughly from 12-15 years), it stops working as it should. You can notice this with more breakdowns, a reduction in air circulation, and an increase in your energy bill. To find out if you need an upgrade schedule your tune-up, today! Let Gibson Heating & Plumbing take care of your HVAC Needs! And if you find yourself in the middle of an HVAC emergency, we can offer 24/7 assistance!