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Fixing the Central Heating and Cooling Unit at the Source

The Best Ways to Fix the Central HVAC Unit

Being a homeowner is glorious, isn’t it? Well, that’s not always true. Of course, there is a lot of value to owning a home because it goes up in value over time and often ends up being among the top high-value assets that people own. But on the other hand, it can be really stressful to own a home! Things break down, need to be replaced, need to be updated, and so on. It can be hard to keep up with everything as a homeowner.

Different systems in the home can develop problems as the home ages, often within the HVAC system. So who wants an easy way to fix their central HVAC unit? Most people would agree that they want to find solutions to the common HVAC mechanical issues that they face. To help solve this need, here are a few easy ways to fix the small issues that homeowners will face on an HVAC system.

Tip #1: Melt Ice on the Condensate Drain Line

ice meltingThe refrigerant is a critical piece to a well-functioning HVAC unit. The role of the refrigerant is to absorb the heat from the air indoors and transform that heat from a low-pressure gas to a high-pressure liquid.

The refrigerant then moves outside where fans blow on the coils, cool the refrigerant, and turn it back into a gas. This process should run flawlessly, but if there is a leak, the refrigerant can cause parts of the HVAC system to freeze.

The best thing a homeowner can do is to first fix the leak so the same issue doesn’t continue happening. Second, homeowners should clean up the mess by melting any ice that may be on the condensate drain line to prevent other parts of the HVAC system from malfunctioning.

Tip #2: Clean the Outdoor Unit

Though the outdoor unit may be outside and seem separate from the rest of the house and HVAC unit, it is truly a critical part of HVAC functionality. This part of the system is often forgotten, so it isn’t cleaned regularly. However, when gunk starts to build up on the outdoor unit, the efficiency of the system quickly goes downhill.

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Make sure that dust, dirt, leaves, or any other debris are cleared off of the outdoor unit. Just add this task to the spring clean list so it doesn’t get forgotten! A clean condenser unit ensures that the HVAC system is functioning efficiently and that the outdoor unit won’t overheat or malfunction from having too much debris covering it.

Tip #3: Schedule Regular Maintenance

schedulingWhen people think about their cars, they think about the regular maintenance that a car needs. They know they need to change the oil about every six months. They know they need to rotate their tires. They know they need to wash the car when it gets too dirty.

Car owners know that the car needs regular technical maintenance to operate efficiently. Yet homeowners often forget that the same is true for their HVAC system.

The best way to keep a working central HVAC system is to schedule maintenance checks. These checks can help identify small problems before they turn into a costly disaster.

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PAC Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning is committed to providing customers with a hassle-free service experience from start to finish. They handle it all: clogged drains, leaking water heaters, AC repairs, rattling furnaces, and more. And they don’t just fix the problem - they make sure it doesn’t happen again!