Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems are all about keeping your home comfortable. This is especially important during the hotter and colder months of the year. However, its often during these times of the year that people notice their HVAC systems not working correctly. Exorbitant energy bills, the HVAC constantly kicking on without stopping, and your home being either extremely cold or extremely hot even when your system is supposed to be working are all signs your HVAC system may not be working efficiently.
In this guide we’re going to give you an overview of a few common heating and A/C problems that plague homeowners, as well as a few solutions and resources to check out if you believe any of these apply to your home!
Insulation is paramount in a home when it comes to your HVAC. Not only does good insulation help stop your home’s temperature from fluctuating too much, but it also helps you save on your energy bill by not allowing energy to go to waste. Insulation in a home degrades over time, and performing routine maintenance on your home, such as making sure doors and windows are in good condition and seal well, will help keep your HVAC from being inefficient and keep your energy bills low.
There are two main problems that come from thermostats. One is small, easy to fix, and somewhat silly, while the other can mean a whole new thermostat is required for your system to work properly. First, the small problem: bad thermostat settings. We know this may sound funny, but sometimes homeowners forget to make sure their thermostat is set to the correct setting (cooling or heating) and at the temperature they want that is, ideally, in an energy-friendly range. According to energystar.gov, the best money-saving range is between 70 and 78 degrees.
The second problem is a bit more serious. If your thermostat is set properly and your HVAC is still not running the way it should be, the thermostat may be compromised. In this case we suggest reaching out to professionals, such as those at Triad Mechanical. A thermostat can be faulty for many reasons, and professionals will help you determine the cause and best course of action.
Old HVAC System
Old HVAC systems are often not nearly as efficient as newer models, and only tend to get less efficient over time. Aging systems, dated filters, and old ductwork can all lead to HVAC inefficiency along with a host of other problems and costs associated with old HVACs. If you haven’t upgraded your HVAC system in a long time, we suggest calling professionals to examine yours and talk to you about how a new HVAC could benefit your home. From smart thermostats to safer and more efficient air filters, new HVACs have many features that can lead to a safer, healthier, cheaper, and more comfortable home.
These are just a few common heating and A/C problems you may run into. If you check all of these and are still unsure, consider contacting Triad Mechanical, your local HVAC professionals. We’re always happy to help you make your home as comfortable and energy-efficient as possible.