Major Causes Of Broken HVAC Units
A typical HVAC unit can last for between 10 and 20 years. However, after 10 years of service, overall efficiency may decrease by 20 to 40 percent, resulting in increased utility costs. Increased maintenance costs can also contribute significantly to an HVAC unit's ability to deliver efficient service.
A regular preventive maintenance program conducted by a professional service technician can prolong the life of your Soquel unit and avoid some costly repairs.
Dirty Filter in the HVAC Unit
The filter on the air conditioning system should be cleaned or replaced at least once a month during seasonal use.
A dirty AC filter will cause your system to struggle to maintain desired temperatures within your Soquel home and cause undue stress on all components of the system.
Fuel costs will rise and related repairs can be expected.
In order to function accurately, your HVAC thermostat needs to be calibrated precisely so the unit turns on and off at its temperature set points. A thermostat that cycles the AC back on too quickly can cause extensive damage to the AC compressor, resulting in expensive repairs.
Your house should not become too hot or too cold before the AC or heat comes on. A malfunctioning thermostat can prevent the HVAC unit from turning on or off and could be caused by the thermostat itself or the wiring that connects it to other HVAC components.
Condenser Coil Issues
The condenser coils are located on the outside unit of your AC system. The heat that is absorbed from within your home is dispersed into the outside atmosphere from the condenser coils.
If the condenser coils become clogged from dirt or debris, they will not be able to properly eliminate the heat and cool your house. Undue stress on the condenser coils will eventually cause other component failure. Bent or damaged fins on the condenser coils can also cause system failure.
Refrigerant Leak Within HVAC Unit
Any time your system needs a refrigerant charge, it means that your AC system has a leak. Any leak should be repaired by a properly licensed AC service technician before the system is recharged. A system that is low on refrigerant is often identified by low air flow due to an iced-over evaporator coil.
Wrong Size HVAC Unit
An HVAC system must be properly sized for your home's dimensions and characteristics. A system that is too small will never adequately cool or warm your home and will result in high utility bills.
A system that is too large will not adequately remove humidity within your home, resulting in an uncomfortable environment within your home.
With the help of Bellows Plumbing, Heating & Air, we can take care of your Soquel, CA HVAC unit. Just call (831) 477-7150 today, so you can feel at ease in your home.