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Be on the Lookout for These 3 HVAC Problems and Their Warning Signs


Is your heating and air conditioning system trying to tell you something? As a homeowner, you count on your HVAC system to run throughout the year without fail. However, even the best units wear out eventually. Be on the lookout for these common problems:

1. Clogged Air Filter

When did you last replace your air filter? If it’s been longer than 90 days, you’re overdue. The filter keeps dirt and dust out of the system, and it also ensures the air you breathe is safe. But, if you forget to change the filter, you may be in for a rude awakening.

A dirty air filter will make your entire system inefficient. Your heater may struggle to keep your home warm, or your air conditioner may run around the clock. As a result, you may notice a considerable increase in your energy bill. Replacing the filter now will save you many headaches down the road.

2. Faulty Thermostat

The thermostat communicates with the HVAC system to maintain a set temperature throughout your home. Without a functioning thermostat, the unit won’t know when to turn on or off, and your home may become uncomfortable.

There may be a problem with the thermostat if your furnace or AC doesn’t spring into action when the temperature changes. Before you rush out and buy a replacement, try installing new batteries. If that doesn’t work, it may be time to upgrade to a more efficient smart thermostat.

3. Worn-Out Blower Motor

The blower motor of your HVAC unit has a huge job. It’s responsible for pushing the hot and cold air through the system and into the ducts. Without a functioning blower motor, the temperature inside your home would not reach the temperature you set on the thermostat.

You don’t want to find yourself without a functioning HVAC system. Stay on your toes and report any of these warning signs to H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling right away. Our technicians will be there in a jiffy to diagnose and resolve your HVAC woes. Get in touch with us to schedule repairs for any of these common heating and air conditioning problems.

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