4 Reasons Why Your HVAC Unit is Overheating
There are several reasons why an HVAC unit will overheat, causing it to malfunction. The underlying problem can be a simple or complex issue. Dirty condenser coils, dirty fan blades, low refrigerant, or an aging HVAC unit are common reasons for overheating.
Dirty Condenser Coils
An HVAC system cannot perform properly if it has any blockages. The condenser is the outdoor component of the HVAC system, which can cause the coils to get dirty. When the coils are caked with a thick layer of grime, it will not release enough heat. Your HVAC system will have to work hard to keep your house warm, causing it to overheat.
To prevent your condenser coils from dirt buildup, make it a point to ensure they are adequately cleaned. This will also prevent your system from overheating.
Dirty Fan Blades
Dirt can clutter the fan blades, putting more strain on your HVAC system. The motor has to work harder when the fan is spinning. To prevent your system from overheating, clean the fan blades regularly.
If your unit does not have enough refrigerant, it will have to work harder to absorb heat from your home, resulting in an overheating system. A licensed HVAC technician should always handle refrigerant issues and inspect your HVAC unit’s refrigerant level.
Aging HVAC Unit
If your HVAC unit is over 15 years old, the unit may need to be replaced. There are several things you can do to increase longevity. Nevertheless, the components will eventually become defunct. The underperforming components will affect the functionality. We will inspect the unit, and we will recommend a suitable replacement for your home.
If your HVAC system is experiencing signs of overheating, these issues will need professional attention. Our certified HVAC technicians have several years of experience working with many brands. We have relationships with HVAC manufacturers and can help you repair or replace your HVAC equipment. When you call us, we will schedule an appointment with you. Contact our office today to learn more about our HVAC services.
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