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Who Doesn't Want to Fix Their Central Heating & Air Conditioning System?

The Fix to a Central HVAC System All Homeowners Want to Know

While being a homeowner is often glorified, it’s not always the most fun job to have. Of course, there is a lot of value to owning a home. In fact, a home often ends up being one of the highest-value assets that people have in their life. But when everything is taken into consideration, it can be pretty stressful to own a home!

Things break down, parts need to be replaced, and need to be updated. With all of the changes and maintenance that needs to happen, it can be hard to keep up with everything. The HVAC system can be a problem child for a home. So who wants an easy way to fix their central HVAC unit and prevent HVAC problems in the future?

Those who rhetorically raised their hands are not alone! The majority of homeowners want to find simple solutions to common HVAC mechanical issues. To help solve this need, use these easy tips and tricks to fix some of these small heating or air conditioning system issues.

Try Melting Ice on the Condensate Drain Line

ice meltingOne of the most critical moving pieces in an HVAC system is the refrigerant. Its role is to absorb the heat from indoor air and transform that heat from a low-pressure gas to a high-pressure liquid. The refrigerant then moves to the outdoor unit where fans blow, cool the refrigerant, and turn the liquid back into a gas.

Though this process should run flawlessly, it doesn’t if there’s a leak. When the refrigerant leaks, it can cause parts of the HVAC system to freeze. Homeowners can clean up the mess and fix this issue by melting away the ice that is on the condensate drain line. This solution will help to prevent other parts of the HVAC system from malfunctioning.

Clean Debris Off of the Outdoor Unit

The outdoor unit is often out of sight and out of mind. Though it may seem separate from the rest of the house and HVAC unit, it plays a critical role in the functionality of the HVAC system. The problem is when the unit goes uncleaned for extended periods of time.

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Dust, dirt, leaves, and any other debris can build up on the unit and cause its operational efficiency to head downhill fast. Make sure that “cleaning the condenser unit” is added to the list of spring cleaning this year! A clean unit ensures that the HVAC system is functioning properly and efficiently.

Schedule Maintenance Checks on the Calendar

schedulingMost people know that their cars need regular maintenance checks. They know the car needs an oil change roughly every six months. They know the tires need to be rotated regularly. They know it needs gas to run. And they know to get a car wash when it gets too dirty.

Car owners understand that routine technical maintenance helps the car operate efficiently. However, homeowners often forget that this same concept is true for HVAC systems. HVAC systems need to be kept clean, updated, and should be checked by a professional annually.

These preventative maintenance checks can identify small problems before they start to wreak havoc on the home. Additionally, by keeping up with your AC maintenance service, you can easily extend the lifespan of your system while also lowering your energy costs - a win-win for any homeowner.

About All Services

All Services is the company customers can trust for the right solution! With over 25 years of local industry expertise, they take pride in being a one-stop resource for electrical and heating and air conditioning services. They’ll work with customers’ schedules and dispatch a technician to their home the same or next day if preferred.