Aug 12 2016

You deserve to come home from a long day of work in Bath, Pennsylvania, with peace of mind. You shouldn’t have to wonder why your air conditioner isn’t keeping you as cool as it once did or why you’re sneezing and blowing your nose inside more than you are outside. Understanding what HVAC issues you may face jumpstarts the process of maintenance and repair that will return efficiency and that peace of mind to your home. Here are three common HVAC issues to keep an eye on.

Dirty Filters

Many homeowners forget that an HVAC system needs regular attention and care. Air filters will get clogged if they are not changed about once a month. A dirty filter will decrease the efficiency of your system as well as the indoor air quality of your home. Once a month, pull out your air filter and hold it up to a light. If none of the light (or very little of it) filters through, then it’s time for a replacement.

Clogged Drain Lines

Just like filters, drain lines running from your system can also clog with dirt or algae when not properly cared for. A clogged condensate drain line will cause the drain pan to overflow. This prevents proper drainage from the system and can cause potential water damage.

Compressor and Condenser Coil Issues

The compressor is the outdoor portion of your HVAC system. If too little refrigerant is pumped through the compressor, it can overheat and will stop working altogether. Too much refrigerant will cause slugging, so you’ll need to have your HVAC technician make sure that a balanced amount of refrigerant is running through the system.

Since the compressor and the condenser coil contained within are both exposed to the elements, they require yearly cleaning. If the coil gets too dirty, a licensed technician will need to clean it using specific chemicals.

An efficient HVAC system means a comfortable home. If you notice any of these issues or others that may also require professional maintenance, give Sullivan Oil and Propane a call at 610-813-6555.

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