Air conditioning (AC) failures can take a variety of forms, but few are as frustrating as a system that seems to shut off at random times. Often, a compressor that shuts down suddenly has tripped a circuit breaker or blown a fuse. If your compressor trips a breaker once or twice, it might not be a cause for concern. If it happens repeatedly, however, then you may have a deeper issue.
Winter is when you're at home more often, and a time when you want to be warm and cozy. A breakdown of your furnace is going to leave you in the cold, so if your furnace does break down, you should know what to do. Read on for a few common furnace breakdowns and what you can do about them.
Furnace Won't Turn On
If your furnace won't turn on, it may be due to a dirty air filter or general dirtiness.
When your air conditioning unit is in need of repair, it may let you know this by making strange sounds. One of the sounds that you may hear when something is not right is a bang or thud sound. This banging or thud sound is most common when your air conditioning system first kicks on or when it begins to cycle down. When you first hear this, you may not realize where it is coming from.
A central air conditioning system has a lot of key parts that make it work, and if any of these parts is not operating properly, the system might not be able to produce cold air. One part that often breaks is the fan motor. If this part is not working as it should be, your system will not cool your house, and here are several things to know about the fan motor in your system.
If you have zone heating and cooling in your home, you're in luck. You enjoy greater control over the temperature within different areas of your home and, as a result, you likely save on your energy costs when compared to a traditional forced-air system. Still, zone HVAC systems do have more moving parts and are thus a little more prone to problems than traditional HVAC systems. By having a better understanding of how zone cooling works and what some of the more common issues are, you can make more informed decisions regarding the maintenance of your HVAC system.