Common HVAC Problems

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The Heating & AC Issues Air Force One Fixes Most Frequently

Nobody wants to think about their air conditioner breaking down on a hot summer day, but it’s a fact of life that HVAC problems only occur at the most inconvenient times. Rather than being caught unawares, take a moment to learn the most common problems you’re likely to see with your heating and cooling systems, so you can know what to do if the time comes.

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Water Leaks

Water leaks are a common occurrence in both air conditioners and furnaces. You may have an HVAC leak if you have water damage in the area around the unit or water puddles collecting. If the drain pipes that carry the water away from the unit become damaged or clogged, they can leak. There are also other possible leak sources for air conditioners and furnaces that a service technician will be able to locate. From there, they can repair the leak at its source.

Blower Runs Continuously

When the blower runs continuously, you should check to make sure that the thermostat is set to the fan AUTO position rather than ON. If it is set to AUTO and the blower is still running, then you’ll need to have it looked at. There are several reasons why the blower may be running continuously, one common cause being a stuck fan relay. A professional will be able to pinpoint the root of the issue and figure out the best and most effective method of fixing it from there so the problem doesn’t come back.

Air Conditioning Unit Not Cooling

There are several reasons why your AC may not be blowing cool air. Sometimes your air conditioner’s filter gets dirty, the condenser becomes crowded with debris or you could have a refrigerant leak. If the air conditioner’s filter is dirty or the outside unit is crowded with leaves or weeds, all you’ll need is to get your filter replaced and your unit cleaned. However, refrigerant leaks involve AC repairs that will need to be done by a trained professional who can spot the origin of the leak and fix it.

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Iced Up HVAC Unit

Did you know that your HVAC coils can freeze? When this happens, your AC will stop producing cool air. A buildup of ice on your HVAC coils can result from many things including dirty air filters, dirty evaporator coils and refrigerant leaks. For dirty air filters and evaporator coils, you’ll need to schedule maintenance to have the filter replaced and the evaporator coil either cleaned. With refrigerant leaks, a professional will have to find the origin of the leak and fix it at its source so the ice buildup will stop.

Tripping Circuit Breaker

Tripping circuit breakers can have many causes, from your electrical system to the HVAC unit itself, but it’s usually due to the blower being overworked. This can be caused by a dirty air filter, as the blower needs to work harder to push air through the filter. This problem can sometimes be fixed by replacing the air filter and resetting the circuit breaker, but if it persists, a professional should take a look at it so the source of the issue can be located. From there, they can fix it at its source.

If your Dallas area home is experiencing any of these common HVAC problems, make sure you call Air Force One Plumbing, Heating & Air at 469-476-4846 to schedule a troubleshooting appointment. Our licensed technicians have over 25 years of industry experience and are happy to solve any problems you may have.

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