HVAC systems are relatively complex and come with a lot of parts in order to keep you comfortable throughout the year. A lot of parts mean a lot of things can go wrong. But what are some of the top things that we get calls about? In this blog, we are going to cover the top five most common problems we see regarding AC units here in Phoenix!
What Are the Top 5 Reported Problems With Residential HVAC Systems?
Air conditioners produce a considerable amount of condensation. For this reason, drain pipes are installed to ensure proper water drainage and leak water if the drain lines are either clogged or cracked. It could also be one of these other issues:
- Clogged condensate drain line
- Damaged or rusted drain pan
- The condensate pump is broken
- The air filter is too dirty
- Low refrigerant
Constantly Running System
You don’t have to be from Phoenix to know that summers here are scorching. Because of our hot summers, a common problem we see with both home and business owners is constantly running AC systems. Although a quality AC system can handle this to a certain extent, it is not recommended you do this as this runs down all the parts a lot faster than if used in a sustainable, efficient way. Check out our tips for surviving a Phoenix summer while saving the most money on utility bills at our last blog.
Lack of Maintenance
At TemperaturePro Phoenix, we constantly preach regular maintenance visits for your AC unit. Like anything you want to keep around for a long time, your AC unit requires maintenance to keep running at its full power. Scheduling these routine visits will lower the chances of costly repairs that could’ve been avoided. Not providing any maintenance to your unit will significantly shorten the lifespan as well.
There are several mechanical components your cooling system relies on. Your unit’s performance can be negatively impacted by the normal wear and tear of these components. These include belts and bearings, which may result in overheating, inadequate cooling, or airflow issues. There is no particular reason why your AC system experiences mechanical malfunctions, but the technicians at TemperaturePro are here to help in your time of need!
Strange Noises Coming from Your Unit
Some furnace noises are part of regular operation, while others may be a warning or indication of a mechanical problem. A whining or squealing motor can indicate that the bearings in an inducer motor or blower motor are failing. Your AC unit may require the replacement of the engine to avoid a furnace failure. Airflow issues or dirty burners may cause other noises. Either way, it is best not to ignore these signs as they may warn of a dangerous operating condition or lead to a furnace failure.
Reach Out to TemperaturePro Phoenix
TemperaturePro serves the greater Phoenix area with a wide range of service areas. We offer AC repairs, installations, and maintenance services for home and business owners alike. Contact us today for more information!