HVAC Emergencies

6 Types of HVAC Emergencies You Should Know

56 Views
Read Time:2 Minute, 34 Second

Dealing with a faulty furnace can be a stressful ordeal for every homeowner. If this happens in winter and your system won’t heat your home, you should have it fixed immediately. However, there are various signs that your unit is faulty, and maybe an HVAC emergency requiring prompt fixing.

 Here are examples of HVAC emergencies that you should know:

1. Refrigerant leaks

 HVACs use a refrigerant to heat or cool your home. Leaks in the refrigerant line will cause refrigerant losses affecting the functioning of your furnace. Refrigerant leaks can aslo affect the compresor, leadinf to overheating in the compressor.  It may also mean ice buildup on the lines and coils and may damage the entire unit if left unchecked. Edmonton Furnace Repair services can help fix the issue, and the signs of HVAC refrigerant leaks to watch for are;

  • Vents not producing cool air
  • Overrunning system
  • Ice buildup  and hissing

2. Electrical issues

In some instances, your furnace may not run, which can be an electrical issue. If this happens, first check the breaker, for the fuse may have blown. The contactors may be worn out too, hindering electrical connections. The signs of electrical furnace problems may include;

  • The system not turning on
  • System running continuously
  • Burning smells

Conducting routine maintenance of the electrical components will help prevent electrical problems. Also, regularly maintain the furnace by replacing worn parts and frayed wires.

3. Clogged lines

The HVAC unit features drain lines in the system to dispel water from the evaporator coil. Condensation occurs naturally, leading to water accumulation, and should be drained. However, the drain lines may get clogged, leading to a water backup in the system. The backup can lead to serious water damage to your home if unattended.

 The signs of  a blocked drain line can be;

  • Air dampness
  • Water leaks from the unit
  • Mold and rust on the unit’s rear

4. Gas leaks

Gas leaks are HVSC emergencies that can be too dangerous to your family. The leaks may result due to a crack in the gas line and should be fixed immediately. If the heating system runs out of natural gas, this can lead to gas leaks necessiating immediate help. The common sign to check for if you suspect a gas leak is the rotten egg smell. An HVAC technician will examine the gas line and ensure safety measures before the issue gets out of hand.

5. Increased indoor humidity

 Your home humidity should be between 30-50%, and lots of humidity indoors should be considered as an HVAC emergency. In such an instance, your home will feel stuffy and should be checked.

6.Rapid HVAC cycling

Is your HVAC system rapidly turning on and off? This is an emergency and could be an issue with the thermostat. Call for professional HVAC services and have it checked.

 In summary, understanding the signs of common HVAC emergencies allows for early inspection and fixes. This will help avoid further damage and save on repair costs. Always engage a certified technician, and ensure they have proper equipment for the job.

Happy
Happy
0 %
Sad
Sad
0 %
Excited
Excited
0 %
Sleepy
Sleepy
0 %
Angry
Angry
0 %
Surprise
Surprise
0 %

Average Rating

5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Breakdown Service Changed Previous post How Car Painting and Car Breakdown Service Changed My Life for the Better
recruitment consultants Next post Why choose recruitment consultants?