Home heating and cooling systems are designed to provide a comfortable and healthy home environment. However, there are several issues that can arise over your HVAC system’s lifetime, affecting its function and the amount of energy consumed to achieve home comfort. Your Boston HVAC repair service offers solutions to meet all your home heating and cooling needs, whether you’ve simply been experiencing higher-than-average energy bills or have suffered a complete system breakdown. Knowing the most common types of HVAC repairs that homeowners request and how to recognize issues as soon as they appear can help you minimize inconvenience and reduce energy usage for an energy-efficient home and an HVAC system that meets your needs effectively throughout the year.
Over time, wear and tear on your home’s electrical system and your HVAC system can cause electrical issues to arise. If you notice problems such as dimming lights, blown fuses, or tripped circuits every time your HVAC system operates, there may be an electrical failure to blame. In some cases, worn electrical components can heat up and cause an unpleasant burning smell when your air conditioner or furnace runs as well. Never try to solve an electrical problem on your own—your HVAC repair service should always handle this type of work, as improperly-repaired electrical circuits could pose a fire hazard in the future.
Your air conditioner or heat pump is designed as a closed system—under ideal conditions, A/C refrigerant should never be lost. However, deterioration and other factors can lead to refrigerant leaks that can leach refrigerant from your system quickly or slowly, affecting its ability to cool your home to the desired level. If your air conditioner or heat pump is blowing warm air into your home while set to “cool,” it likely indicates a low refrigerant level. Like electrical repairs, refrigerant replacement should always be performed by a professional for environmental and safety reasons. In addition to adding more refrigerant, your HVAC repair service will also find and eliminate the source of the leak to prevent the same problem from reoccurring.
The thermostat acts as the control center for your entire heating and cooling system. If your thermostat is experiencing issues or is located in an area that is not representative of the environment in the rest of your home, it may cause your HVAC system to perform poorly, even when the appliances and ducts are in good shape. Thermostat malfunctions can often be repaired quite easily; if the thermostat’s location is the problem, your HVAC repair service may suggest relocating it to an area of your home that will better represent the temperature in your living spaces for improved control over heating and cooling. Outdated or failing thermostats can often benefit from replacement with an up-to-date model to offer the control and energy savings you want from your HVAC system.
Our Boston HVAC repair service will not only address your home’s heating and cooling needs quickly but also help you maintain your system for top-quality performance and a lower risk of HVAC emergencies as well. You can find out more about your HVAC system’s needs and how to get the greatest performance in hot and cold weather by clicking through our monthly blog. If you’d like to learn more about our service options or need to reach an HVAC repair expert for help, you can find additional details and contact information on our website.