Your HVAC unit is your home’s silent hero, working behind the scenes to ensure your family’s comfort. But occasionally, things go wrong, and these issues can develop into big problems if not addressed quickly. Fortunately, the professional HVAC technicians at Ernst Heating & Cooling of Hamel can fix many issues before they have a chance to cause permanent damage. Keep an eye out for some of the most common problems and solutions.
The air filter is dirty
A good HVAC air filter does its job by catching dirt, dust, and debris before it has a chance to circulate in your home. But the dirtier it gets, the more complex the system must work to heat or cool your home. Check your air filter once a month and replace it at least once every three months to extend the life of your HVAC unit.
The unit makes strange noises
You’ve probably gotten used to your HVAC unit’s familiar sounds as it cycles on and off during the day. Unusual noises may indicate a problem with the unit. Don’t ignore this important warning! Reach out to Ernst Heating & Cooling to schedule service.
The blower runs constantly
Is your blower constantly running? Before you panic, check your thermostat. Occasionally, a homeowner accidentally sets the fan to the “on” position rather than the “auto” position, which keeps the fan running. But if your thermostat setting is on “auto,” and your fan is still running, do some detective work. You may have a dirty air filter forcing your system to work continuously. If the system is experiencing issues like broken parts, let Ernst Heating & Cooling locate and fix the problem to relieve the increased demands on your unit.
The thermostat doesn’t work
Have you noticed your home is cooler or warmer than you want it to be? This could be a simple thermostat issue. You may need to replace the batteries or fix a scheduled setting, which can be addressed with a little help from your owner’s manual. If there’s still a problem, reach out to Ernst Heating & Cooling.
Water is leaking around the unit
Your HVAC unit produces condensation during its regular cycle. You don’t notice it because water is removed via drain pipes around the unit. If these pipes are clogged or cracked, you may notice leaking water. This is not a DIY problem and should be addressed by an HVAC professional.
Please don’t wait for HVAC problems to reveal themselves at the most inconvenient times. The Ernst Comfort Plan offers semi-annual tune-ups and other valuable benefits. Call Ernst Heating & Cooling now at 618.217.1836 or schedule service online.