Living in an area where you don’t experience extreme cold or even mild winter temperatures is great if you can adjust the heat in your home. The problem is that the cold weather comes so infrequently that you won’t know that your system is not working correctly until it is too late. It is during these times that you come to appreciate the efficiency with which your system used to work. It might not be all bad and your HVAC might still be heating the air a little bit, but you should start to wonder whether the problems aren’t bigger than you think. If left unchecked, it could ruin your system and cost you a whole lot of money.
How bad is it?
When your HVAC isn’t working like it is supposed to, you can do a quick assessment to determine how bad the damage is, or whether it localized. When only one room is blowing cool air, one of your air ducts could have developed a leak. This isn’t uncommon and can be caused by corrosion, rats, bad connections or new construction. Whatever the cause for the problem, it is ill-advised to try and DIY it. Just taking a roll of duct tape and covering the leak is not going to do the trick. The tape is going to deteriorate and you’ll end up with the same problem. Rather get the professionals in who know how to search for the leaks and use the right material to fix it.
Why is my whole house getting cool air?
If your problem is throughout your whole hose and not localized to a single room, you have a completely different problem. Your burner or the electric heating elements in an electric furnace is faulty. In the combustion chamber, your temperatures might not get hot enough to heat the air and spread it through your home. However, if you have a heat pump, then you could have a refrigerant leak. It sounds like a paradox, but the refrigerant, together with a compressor is what heats the air. If this is the case, your heat pump will work much harder to heat the air and your utility bills will rise as well. In cases where the leak is extensive, you could damage the compressor beyond repair and need to replace your whole system. Like with any HVAC system, it could create a short cycle and your system will start and stop too frequently and at the wrong times. This is when your system gets damaged and your costs rise.
Rather treat the problem before gets out of hand and get the professionals in to have a look before you have to fork out money for a new system. In these cases, prevention is better than cure, or replacement for that matter. Don’t look any further if you need some professional advice. If you have a heating problem, click on the link to schedule a heating repair Beverly Hills service or phone any of our numbers here for expert advice. You could be saving yourself some major headaches. Call (626) 387-3040.