Your HVAC system works hard. And when the summer heat is unforgiving, sometimes your HVAC system gets overworked. Unbearable summer heat waves can cause your HVAC system to overload. There is no need to panic; with a few simple tricks, you can help your air conditioner do its job well. Just remember, safety comes first!
How to Detect HVAC Issues
Here are a few signs your HVAC system needs troubleshooting:
1. It’s making unusual noises.
The first clue to solving the mystery lies in your ears. Is your HVAC system making strange noises? Pay attention to any clunks, squeaks, or hisses. Unusual sounds can indicate issues with fans, motors, or belts.
Be sure to take a peek the moment you hear an unusual noise; the longer you ignore it, the more likely it is to become a major issue that takes time and money to fix.
2. Something just doesn’t look right.
Look thoroughly at your HVAC system to spot any visible red flags. You should be on the lookout for any leaks, loose connections, or dust & dirt buildup. Make sure to inspect the air filters in case they become clogged, and remember to change them regularly.
Simple Fixes for Common Issues
These common HVAC issues can often be fixed with DIY magic. Before we give you these tips, we want to remind you to respect your limits. If you think a job looks too big to handle yourself, it probably is, and you should call Beehive Heating and Air instead.
Blowing Hot Air Instead of Cold
If your AC blows lukewarm air or none at all, you might want to take a look. The usual culprit is a clogged air filter or low refrigerant levels. This could be causing your AC to freeze from the inside.
Start by replacing the air filter and ensuring proper ventilation around the unit. If the problem persists, call the team at Beehive.
Not Responding to Thermostat
Does it seem like no matter how high or low your turn your AC, nothing seems to change? If the AC isn’t letting the up and down arrows on your thermostat do their job, ensure that you keep it free from dust and debris. This may seem small, but it can interfere with its accuracy.
If all else fails, it never hurts to double-check the batteries, because even thermostats need a power boost sometimes!
Call Beehive Heating and Air for all your HVAC needs!
Troubleshooting your HVAC system can be an adventure, so props to you for not ignoring the issue. But the truth is, some things you can do yourself, and other things are best left to trained professionals.
That being said, safety is always paramount. If you’re uncertain or encounter complex issues, our team is a phone call away. Contact us today to learn more about our services!