02 May When Should You Call a Heating and Cooling Repair Professional?
HVAC systems, just like automobiles and other equipment, require maintenance to keep them running efficiently and extend their lives. Unfortunately, many homeowners in the Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and surrounding communities forget just how important regular upkeep really is. This can result in problems or malfunctions, some of which you may be able to handle yourself. Which issues require the assistance of a professional HVAC contractor?
Check the fuses. Blown fuses may result when your heating/cooling system overheats. In order to prevent further damage, most systems are designed to shut down automatically when the motor/compressor generates an excessive amount of heat. Check for a blown fuse, usually located in the evaporator coil. This can be accomplished by opening the front panel, removing filters, and unscrewing the coil. If you’re not sure of how to do this, contact a professional technician.
Over- or under-sized units. System capacity is important; a unit that is too small or too large for your needs may result in substantial HVAC problems, or higher than normal energy costs. Unfortunately, some so-called “professionals” in the heating/cooling industry install the wrong size unit. As a southeast Michigan homeowner, you may not be aware that your unit is not the proper size for your home.
Exhaust, duct, and other leaks. While exhaust leaks are common with an HVAC system, leaks can begin in one of many places, including the intake side of ducts. It is vital to have any leak fixed promptly, as a leak compromises efficiency and how well your unit functions. Call a professional for this “tricky” situation, which usually requires experience, training, and the right tools.
Sure, there are some heating/cooling issues you can take care of yourself; however when the problem is serious or beyond your skills, contact the dedicated professionals at Haley Mechanical.
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