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How to Completely Change Your Thoughts About HVAC

Welcome to my blog. My name is Betty, and I recently invested in a new heating and cooling system. It had been years since I had purchased our old system, and my husband was alive then. This was the first time selecting my own system. I did a lot of research and even considered taking our HVAC system off the grid. Now, that my house is the perfect temperature all the time, I'm ready to try something else -- so I decided to start a blog. Here, I am going to post a range of blogs on HVAC related issues as well as home repairs and other topics. I hope that you like it.




How to Completely Change Your Thoughts About HVAC

Typical Reasons Why Your Air Conditioning System Will Malfunction

by Eva Fisher

Although Australia's climate is usually temperate, it can get quite extreme, more so during the summer. And once the high humidity and scorching heat come about, the last thing you would want is to be stuck indoors with a faulty air conditioning system. Yet, this is likely to happen if you are not giving this system the care and maintenance that it needs.

Admittedly, some AC problems tend to crop up seemingly spontaneously and can be attributed to old age and normal wear. Others, however, are directly related to neglecting the system. So how can you tell the difference? To help you understand why this system is vulnerable to the occasional breakdown, here are typical reasons why your air conditioning system will malfunction.

The fan mechanism is compromised

For your air conditioning system to produce cool air, the fan needs to be in working condition. Contrary to popular belief, the fan is not solely responsible for this air production, instead, it functions to direct air to the condenser as well as the evaporator coil and these parts cool the air before it is channelled into your interior spaces. When the fan blades are bent or broken, they lose their ability to direct this air efficiently, so you begin to experience warm spots in the home.

Another component that the AC comprises is the belts. Over time, the fan belts can acquire damage that impeded their function so you start to notice that the airflow from the AC is either poor or completely non-existent. Lastly, the third component to be wary of is the motor. When the motor is not sufficiently lubricated, it becomes vulnerable to overheating and this causes it to stop working. An AC specialist will come and replace any components that are irreparably damaged and ensure the fan mechanism is lubricated adequately.

The air filters are clogged

Air filters are some of the most underrated components of an air conditioning system yet they are put under an incredible amount of pressure each time the AC is in use. The air filters are tasked with trapping all particles that could be floating in the air. From dust particles to pollen and even pet dander, there is a wide range of pollutants present in your home that could be jeopardising the overall indoor air quality.

Whether you have invested in a HEPA filter or are simply using the filters that came with the AC system, it is crucial to ensure you clean or replace these components as needed. Failure to do so not only causes blockages that will impede on the functioning of the AC system but the air in your home will become severely contaminants. This is because the filters will be incapable of performing their job. 

For more information, contact an air conditioning service.