Common HVAC Problems — Part III

Your HVAC system does a lot for your home. It keeps you cool and comfortable in the summer, and it provides you with a warm and cozy space in the winter. A broken HVAC system is never convenient, and knowing the signs of trouble can help you determine when it’s time to invest in HVAC repairs. We’ve covered several HVAC issues in parts one and two of this ongoing series, and in today’s post, we’ll continue to take a look at some of the most common HVAC problems experienced by homeowners in Colorado.

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Steaming Heater

If you have an outdoor HVAC unit, then you might find yourself worried about steam coming from the unit. Many people understandably call us because they believe the unit is emitting smoke, but steam is actually a sign that your heater is working properly. Your unit’s defrost mode causes the fan to run at a higher rate than usual while the internal coils heat up and defrost. You may need HVAC repair if your unit is constantly in defrost mode, but steam caused by this process is completely normal, especially at the beginning of the winter.

Little or No Hot Water 

Nothing is quite as jarring as a cold shower. Some people enjoy beginning their days with a brisk shower, but for most of us, jumping into an ice cold shower is a terrible way to kick off the day. While the solution to your problem will depend on the kind of water heater you have in your home, electric water heaters are some of the most common and cost-effective systems. Your heating element may be on its last legs, or the thermostat could be broken. Gas and indirect hot water heaters are essentially all-or-nothing heaters — you will either have hot water, or you won’t. The issue with both of these water heaters is generally the thermostat, and homeowners are almost always relieved to learn that replacements are cheap!

Strange Noises

Strange noises can be indicative of a variety of problems, and the kind of noise can tell you more about the problem:

  • Rattling: There may be debris stuck in your outdoor unit, or an internal component may have come loose.
  • Clanking: Clanks are distinguished by a metal-on-metal sound, and clanks can be indicative of anything from a loose fan blade to a dislodged pipe.
  • Hissing: Hissing is a noise that generally occurs in ducts, and it is almost always indicative of a leak. As we noted in our previous post, addressing leaks can help you save money on your monthly utility bills.

If your HVAC system is making strange noises of any kind, then you should call us for HVAC repair immediately!

Watch our blog page for future posts in which we’ll continue to provide you with information about common HVAC issues. Pure Air Solutions is proud to be Colorado’s Top Rated Local® HVAC company — get in touch with our friendly technicians to schedule your next HVAC repair or installation appointment!

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