Actions to Take Before Getting Professional HVAC Repair

by | Sep 15, 2020 | Air Conditioning Contractors

An HVAC system is a major appliance that enables a homeowner to remove many toxins from indoor air. This device also controls the humidity and warmth in a home’s air. There may be times when this system does not run right or does not run at all. When this occurs, it may be necessary to call a service provider for HVAC repair in Sunset Hills. Before doing this, perform the following actions to make sure there is actual damage and not an improper use of the HVAC system.

For an HVAC system to remove toxins, allergens, dust and dirt from the air, it needs to have a filter that is properly placed in its compartment. This compartment is usually located inside the return air duct or around the furnace. Find this duct by placing a hand in front of ducts throughout the home. When a person finds a duct that appears to have air flowing into it, the return air duct has been found. Remove the cover and fasteners. Carefully pull out the old filter. Avoid disturbing the contents on the filter. Purchase a new filter using specification on the old filter. Carefully slide this into proper position. Replace the cover and fasteners. Dispose of the old filter.

An HVAC system may not run right if condensation backs up into the system. Condensation is the excess fluid that is produced during HVAC operation. It exits through the drain line. Check this pipe to ensure that there is not a blockage. Because the interior of this pipe is often warm and moist, it’s a prime location for algae growth. Algae grows on the sides of the pipe’s interior. This combined with sediments exiting the system can cause a blockage. Use a wet/dry vacuum to remove any clog so the condensate can flow properly.

By replacing the filter and cleaning out the drain line, a homeowner can restore functionality to the HVAC system. This can avoid a costly HVAC repair in Sunset Hills. For more information on HVAC services, please talk to an expert at Harster Heating & Air Conditioning. This company can handle climate-control systems for residential and commercial clients for improved satisfaction.