When the temperatures are increasing outside, the goal inside your house or office is to take the temperature down to a much cooler level. This works well unless your air conditioning unit is on the fritz. In some cases, your entire central air conditioning unit may need to be replaced, but in many other cases, you can call upon highly trained and skilled HVAC technicians who can simply repair it for you and save you a ton of money. This also applies when it comes to keeping your home warm during the winter months when temperatures drop outside. If your furnace is not working correctly, it may need to be replaced, but in many cases, certified and licensed HVAC professionals can repair your heating source so you and your loved ones can stay toasty and cozy throughout the chilling months of winter.
What is HVAC Repair and Why is It Important?
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) is the use of a variety of technologies to control not only the temperature of a home or building but the humidity and air quality as well. The goal of HVAC technicians is to provide warm and cool comfort for you and your loved ones, depending on the weather and temperature outside, and to ensure that the air inside your home or building is of the correct quality. HVAC technicians are highly trained to learn the skills and information that is necessary to provide these types of services, which include repairing your HVAC system.
It is imperative for you to ensure that your HVAC system is operating and functioning properly since many problems can arise from a system that is not working correctly. Many people have health problems, for instance, and must have an air conditioning system in place during the hottest months of the summertime in need at home to be warm enough for them during the freezing cold weather of winter. HVAC technicians can make the necessary repairs to keep your furnace or air conditioning system running properly and to ensure that proper ventilation is in place.
Air Conditioning Issues
When it comes to your central air conditioning unit, there are many issues that can happen to cause it to not function properly. If you feel warm air coming out of the vents in your home or office, you should first check the thermostat. If it is in cooling mode and is set at a temperature lower than the current temperature of your home or office, there should be no warm air flowing out of the ducts. If there is, this may mean the airflow is somehow restricted or there is something wrong with the compressor of your air conditioning unit. There can also be an issue with insufficient airflow because of a blockage somewhere in the ductwork. A certified HVAC technician can find the blockage or determine if your air conditioner’s compressor is the issue.
Another issue people have with their air conditioning unit is that it will cycle more frequently than it is supposed to. This may mean your air conditioner just needs to be maintained properly and cleaned. Other issues include an increase in humidity, water leaking from the unit, strange noises coming from your air conditioning unit, or even a bad smell in your house from the unit itself. Although these will require you to call upon an air conditioning repair technician who can diagnose the issue and resolve it for you quickly and correctly.
There are several issues that will alert you to the fact that your furnace needs to be repaired or replaced. One of those problems is a malfunctioning thermostat. If the fan of your furnace is constantly running, it may very well be due to the fact that your thermostat is not operating properly and needs to be replaced which is an easy and not very costly solution that your HVAC specialist can do for you quickly. Another issue that can be easily remedied by an HVAC technician is if your furnace filters are dirty or clogged. Simply replacing them with new and clean ones will take care of the problem.
If you are having issues with the pilot light of your furnace, such as it appears to be flickering, is weak, or is oddly colored, this could mean that there is too much carbon monoxide in your gas furnace, which can be dangerous to you and your loved ones. You will need to call upon a heating repair technician right away to determine the problem and repair it as quickly as possible.
Other issues that can happen to your furnace to make it malfunction are a cracked heat exchanger, a malfunctioning blower belt or a belt that is frayed and in disrepair, cycling issues from improper airflow, limit switch that is malfunctioning, there are worn out ball bearings in your furnace, or your furnace is not blowing air properly and needs the blower to be replaced.
All of these issues with your furnace can be remedied by a licensed and certified HVAC technician that is highly trained to be able to determine the problem and fix it quickly.
Contact Us for Heater & Air Conditioner Repair
With four decades of experience under their belts, the cooling and heating specialists at Randy’s Mechanical, Inc. in Orem, UT will assess your furnace or air conditioning unit to determine if it needs to be repaired or replaced. Contact us today for a free estimate from one of our highly skilled and trusted HVAC professionals. We will provide you with a recommendation, but remember, the final decision is always up to you, the homeowner, or the business owner.