Unfortunately, your HVAC system can malfunction when you need it the most. While a number of things could go wrong with the system, a few issues happen more often. Here’s a look at the most commonly needed HVAC repairs and what you can do about them.

Air-Filter Issues

Your air filter captures dust, dirt, and other debris, preventing them from collecting inside your HVAC system. Over time, the filter can become dirty enough and clog, which could lead to problems such as:

  • Decreased airflow
  • Increased wear and tear
  • Reduced HVAC efficiency
  • Tripped circuit breakers
  • HVAC overheating and shutdown
  • Frozen AC coils

You can prevent these issues from happening (and the need for these kinds of HVAC repairs) by changing your air filter regularly.

Malfunctioning Thermostat

If your HVAC system can’t keep your house at your preferred temperature despite you setting the thermostat correctly, your thermostat may be to blame. You’ll need to have a technician inspect it to determine if it needs cleaning, recalibration, or replacement. If you need to replace it, consider upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat to maximize comfort and energy efficiency.

Uneven Temperature Distribution

Is one part of your house warmer or colder than another? You may need to take several measures, such as inspecting the insulation of every room and adding dampers for better temperature regulation. A heating and cooling company can help you find the source of your problem and correct it.

Unusual Noises

A failing HVAC system generates a variety of sounds. Rattling may indicate a faulty fan, motor, or compressor. A defective belt can cause screeching and squealing. When your system makes loud, unusual sounds, contact a professional to diagnose and fix the issue.

Leaking Unit

Your HVAC unit can leak fluid and condensate. You can easily unclog a clogged condensate line that’s causing a leak. A leak could also result from a broken component. If you don’t know what’s behind the leak, contact an HVAC professional immediately to prevent water damage.

Remember that regular HVAC maintenance is key to avoiding these common HVAC repairs. For preventive HVAC maintenance and HVAC repairs in the Indianapolis area, contact us at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing.