When you experience problems with the HVAC system in your Bath, Pennsylvania, home, it can definitely impact your home’s comfort. While many fixes are small and are less costly to fix, there are some problems with your HVAC system that can signal the need for much more costly repairs. The best way to stave off these types of problems is to understand the warning signs and catch them as soon as possible. Check out some of the major HVAC problems you need to be vigilant for.

A Failing Compressor

The compressor in your HVAC system is responsible for much of your system’s function. It transports the refrigerant through your system, creating the cool air that your fan blows into your home. When the compressor begins to fail, you could experience problems with the temperature of the air coming out of the vents.

The most likely culprit behind a failing compressor is dirty coils. This can force your system to work harder than it needs to, eventually leading to overheating and breakdown. Replacing the compressor can run well over a thousand dollars. You can reduce the risk of your compressor failing by having regular HVAC maintenance.

A Damaged Fan Motor

Inside your outdoor unit is a fan motor that is responsible for blowing the hot air from inside your home into the outside air. Due to the unit’s location, debris can easily fall into it, causing damage to the fan. Schedule regular maintenance and keep tall grass, brush, and branches cleared away from your unit to reduce the risk of damage caused by debris.

You can suspect your motor is failing when it starts making whirring noises that get louder and louder. Don’t wait until it breaks to contact a professional. If you hear any unusual noises coming from your outdoor unit, contact a technician immediately.

The best prevention against major repairs is having routine HVAC maintenance. Do you need to schedule your service or suspect you may have a problem? Contact us at (610) 810-3992 today. One of our Sullivan Heating, Cooling, Oil, Propane specialists will get your system running optimally again.

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