Originally published Dec. 12, 2019, updated Jan. 22,2022.
Keeping your West End, North Carolina, home comfortable during the cold winter months is one of your top priorities. Unfortunately, there are many possible HVAC problems that can occur that can negatively impact your HVAC system and your comfort. Here are a few you should watch for.
Your HVAC system utilizes three contactors, or switches: one on the blower motor, one on the condenser fan motor, and one on the compressor. These contactors transfer power throughout your unit. When one of these becomes worn and goes bad, the affected unit will not get power it needs to perform, and your system will not be able to heat your home properly.
Clogged HVAC Air Filters
If you want your home to have comfortable, clean air, you should change your air filters regularly. When your filter is dirty, it can become clogged with pollen, dust, and debris, which can restrict the airflow of your system. Not only will a clogged filter increase your utility bills, but it will also make it difficult for your system to heat or cool your home to your desired temperature.
When you have separations or leaks along your ductwork, that means your system won’t have proper airflow. This will cause your system to have to work harder, and it may take your system longer to achieve your desired room temperature. Additionally, dirt, debris, pollen, and other allergens can enter into the cracks and into your air supply, worsening your home’s indoor air quality.
A Faulty HVAC Thermostat
Your thermostat monitors the temperature in your home and turns on the heating system when it gets too cold. If your house seems unusually cold or hot with the temperature setting you usually use but your system appears to be in working order, then your thermostat, not the HVAC system, might be the culprit. If changing your thermostat’s batteries doesn’t fix the problem or your thermostat is hard-wired, call a technician to see if it needs to be calibrated or replaced.
If your home’s temperature or air quality is uncomfortable, contact us. One of our Sandhills Heating, Refrigeration & Electrical HVAC specialists will diagnose your HVAC problem and make your home comfortable again.
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