5 Major Reasons Why Your HVAC System Breaks Down

5 Major Reasons Why Your HVAC System Breaks Down

Your HVAC system operates at optimum performance only when its components are properly maintained. Improper or lack of maintenance can cause your system to work poorly. Curious why your HVAC system breaks down when you least expect it?

Check out these five common causes of HVAC breakdown and ways to prevent them.

Clogged Filters

A malfunctioning system is a result of dirty, clogged filters. Any drop in its efficiency could mean replacing the filters immediately. A dirty filter cuts a portion of your comfort while while it might put your health in jeopardy. This is why it’s a must to keep an eye on your filters and schedule a replacement as needed. Regular filter cleaning and replacement reduce chances of breakdown, discomfort, and illnesses at home.

Bad Thermostat

A bad thermostat is one that is either incorrectly installed or broken. By allowing a faulty thermostat to run, you’re putting your comfort system and bills in jeopardy. So when you noticed something’s not right in your HVAC equipment, it’s worth checking the thermostat to know where to start fixing. Examine every component, including the batteries.

Improper Installation

Even the simplest HVAC installation mistake could lead to big issues like improper airflow rate and costly energy bills. When installed incorrectly, your system could break earlier than expected. Make sure to address any signs of improper installation as soon as possible to prevent premature damage and breakdown on your system.

Obstructed Condenser Unit

Unlike the indoor unit, you don’t always get the chance to see what’s going on with your outdoor unit.  This is why you have to give EXTRA time and effort checking the condenser in and out. Keep it free from dirt, dust, or any obstructions (bushes, leaves or debris) that cause it to run inefficiently. Clogging causes extra strain on the unit, thus leading to extra expenses on bills and costly repairs. Keeping the condenser running at optimal level is simple—check and clean it at all times.

Lack of Maintenance

It’s a sad fact that your HVAC system won’t stay 100% efficient over the years. As it ages, you’ll need to work more on keeping it regularly serviced and maintained to increase its lifespan. If it lacks maintenance in any way, it’ll surely break down until it’s no longer useful. Preventive maintenance wards off any possibility of failure and costly repair.

Most HVAC issues can be prevented with the right people at work. If your HVAC system has malfunctioned, contact us at Blue Air One, Inc. We can help fix your system and bring back your comfort.

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