How To Diagnose HVAC Problems

How To Diagnose HVAC Problems

Your heating and cooling system work hard to keep your home’s indoor atmosphere a comfortable one to live in, bot in the winter and summer. However, without proper maintenance, your system can become worn down and stop working where you need it most. It is important that homeowners know how to diagnose HVAC problems so that you can catch issues early on, saving in both time and money.

At Applegate Home Comfort, we specialize in partnering with homeowners to give you the tools to care for your home as well as knowing who to call if you system experience any issues. We have been Michigan home comfort leader for heating and cooling services since 1952 and continue to expand both our services and service areas to meet the needs of our loyal clients. Learn more about common issues that occur in HVAC system, how to spot them and what services you can rely on to have these issues fixed.

Common Issues

Some of the most common issues your HVAC will experience do not require a maintenance call or service repair. It is important for homeowners to gain a better understand of how to properly care for their heating and cooling system to determine what is a minor at-home fix and what requires professional attention.

Common issues and their repairs include:

  • Unit cycling- often, homeowners don’t realize their HVAC unit is on a timer and will notice it cycles on and off. This is an easy fix made on your thermostat and can even help save money is you select a schedule that works better for your timer.
  • Air doesn’t feel as cool as normal- While this could indicate a larger issues, at-home solutions you should try first including removing any dirt or debris covering your unit causing it to work harder, or checking the coolant liquids.
  • Some rooms warmer or cooler- This could be a sign that some of your vents in your home are blocked. An easy solution is to clean the vents or remove any items locking the airflow in these rooms.

If you experience any of these issues most can be fixed at home and by regularly checking on these elements it can ensure a longer lifespan of your HVAC unit. However, if you unit has any of these signs or symptoms then it may be time to call our team.

  • HVAC won’t turn on or off
  • Loud, unnatural noises
  • Flooding near boiler
  • Steam coming from unit
  • Does not properly heat or cool

These all indicate that there is an internal issue with your unit, and waiting to call a professional will not only make the problem worse but will also cost more. Many homeowners wait to receive a repair visit due to changing season. They discover an issues with their heating, yet put it off knowing summer is coming. Even when that part of the unit is not being used, the issue can still compound and become more costly to fix.

Don’t wait until it’s too late and contact our experts today if you diagnose your HVAC system with any of these issues.

Our Services

We offer a variety of services at Applegate Home Comfort, allowing us to repair or replace any HVAC unit that we receive a call on. We offer free consultations to any homeowner in the Michigan area that is concerned about their unit, or just wants to ensure that their system will be properly maintained.

Our services are 24/7, meaning we are there when disaster strikes. Often times HVAC units break down at the most inconvenient times, and this doesn’t always fall between normal business hours. With that, we meet our clients needs by providing around the clock services to help keep your home a comfortable place to live in year round.

Our repairs options range from furnace repair and home insulation to electrical and air condition maintenance. No matter your needs, Applegate has you covered. Contact our offices today to start working with the best Michigan has to offer.

Contact Applegate Today

If you want to learn more about how to diagnose HVAC problems, schedule a free maintenance visit or talk to one of our experts about service options contact us today!

You can also call our Okemos, MI office at 517.337.7700