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Our Good Air Inc team divulge the most common HVAC issues.

Updated: Sep 18, 2023


HVAC problems can indeed be stressful. When your heating or cooling system malfunctions or experiences issues, it can disrupt your comfort and daily routine. Additionally, the prospect of costly repairs or the need to replace the system can add financial stress.


The stress associated with HVAC problems can be alleviated by taking proactive steps such as regular maintenance, prompt repairs, and addressing any warning signs or concerns as soon as they arise. It is also helpful to consult with a professional HVAC technician who can accurately diagnose the problem and provide appropriate solutions.


At GoodAir we want to help you be on the lookout for common HVAC issues before they get out of hand. Here are the most common HVAC issues you should be aware of so you know when it's time to call us.


1. Poor airflow: This can be caused by clogged or dirty air filters, blocked vents or ducts, or a malfunctioning blower motor.


2. Inconsistent temperatures: If some rooms in your home are significantly colder or hotter than others, it could be due to an improperly balanced HVAC system or issues with the thermostat.


3. High energy bills: Inefficient HVAC systems can lead to increased energy consumption and higher utility bills. Common causes include outdated equipment, poor insulation, or air leaks in the ductwork.


4. Noisy operation: Unusual sounds such as rattling, banging, or squealing coming from your HVAC system can indicate issues with components like the fan motor, blower, or compressor.


5. Frequent cycling: If your HVAC system turns on and off frequently, it may be due to a faulty thermostat, improper sizing of the equipment, or issues with the system's controls.


6. Foul odors: Unpleasant smells coming from the vents can be caused by mold or mildew growth, a dirty air filter, or a malfunctioning component within the HVAC system.


7. Refrigerant leaks: Low refrigerant levels can result in reduced cooling or heating performance. Leaks may be caused by damaged coils, fittings, or valves, requiring professional repair.


8. Thermostat problems: Issues with the thermostat can lead to inaccurate temperature readings, improper cycling, or a failure to turn on or off when needed.


9. Frozen evaporator coils: Restricted airflow, refrigerant leaks, or a malfunctioning blower motor can cause the evaporator coils to freeze, resulting in reduced cooling capacity.


10. Ignition or pilot control problems: In heating systems, faulty ignition or pilot controls can prevent the furnace or boiler from operating properly, leading to a lack of heat.


It's important to address these problems promptly to ensure the efficient and reliable operation of your HVAC system. Reach out to Good Air Inc today and let us help identify and resolve these issues effectively.

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