How to Repair Common Heating and Air Problems

Technician fixing appliance To a new homeowner, a broken appliance seems like a complicated problem. However, the most common heating and air conditioning problems are also easy fixes. Before you call for HVAC service and repair in Loganville, check out some of these common problems and solutions from the experts at Premier Comfort Services.

Air Condenser Isn’t Running

If your air condenser isn’t running, the first thing to do is check your circuit breaker. A tripped breaker can occur during a circuit overload or a power outage. Restore power by flipping the switch for your unit on. A faulty thermostat or a thermostat that is not set properly can also be the problem. Kick the thermostat down a few degrees. If the condenser does not kick on, it could be a bad motor or compressor.

Inadequate Cooling

If your home feels a little warmer than usual, try adjusting the thermostat. On extremely hot days, your unit may struggle to cool your home but this doesn’t mean there is something wrong with the unit. Check your outside unit to make sure it is clear of debris and tall grass. Check the drain pipe for blockage and vacuum out any excess water or debris. If this still doesn’t solve your problem, you may need a professional to check your refrigerant levels.

Holes in Ductwork

If you are up in the attic moving boxes and accidently put a hole in your flexible ductwork, don’t panic. This is an easy fix. Wash the entire circumference of the damaged section of ductwork with soapy water. Allow it to dry before applying aluminum sealing tape around the circumference of the duct. You can find this specialty tape at most hardware stores. Overlap the tape on each pass, smoothing the tape over with a putty knife every few inches. This will ensure a tight seal. Continue around the circumference of the duct until the hole is completely covered. For small holes in metal ductwork, you can apply mastic directly to the hole. Larger holes may require extensive metal work by a professional.

Before performing any kind of do-it-yourself repairs, always turn your unit off at the breaker for safety. Wear gloves and protective eyewear as an extra precaution. For serious heating and air repair in Loganville, contact the professionals at Premier Comfort Services.