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Keep An Eye Out for These Common HVAC Issues this Spring

If you’ve been enjoying the mild spring weather, your HVAC system may have been sitting idle for a few weeks to a couple of months. In that case, there are a few issues you’ll need to look out for to avoid potential service interruptions and discomfort during the warmer months. Some of the common HVAC issues that occur in the spring include:

Tripped Circuit Breakers

If you notice that your HVAC unit has tripped your circuit breaker, you can reset it. One incident of a tripped circuit breaker is not necessarily cause for concern. Still, if it becomes a recurring problem, it’s a good idea to contact your HVAC contractor quickly to avoid future issues and service interruptions.  

Faulty or Outdated Thermostat 

Thermostats last for years, but nothing lasts forever. If your thermostat isn’t working correctly, the first thing you should do is remove the cover and replace the batteries. If this does not resolve the issue, you may have a more significant issue lurking beneath the surface. 

It’s best to have an HVAC technician replace your thermostat so that you are sure it will operate smoothly with your brand and model HVAC system. 

Contractor Switch

The contractor switch is responsible for the outdoor condenser and indoor air handler. The contractor switch turns on when the temperature in your home is over a 5-degree disparity of your thermostat’s setting. If it is failing to do so on a repeated basis, chances are you have a faulty contactor switch, and it will need to be replaced. Faulty contractor switches are among the most common spring HVAC issues, so give your system a dry run ahead of the summer season to stay ahead of potential issues!

Dirty Condenser

If your system isn’t staying on reliably, your outdoor condenser may be dirty. Your HVAC company may offer a service contract, in which case they will routinely service and clean your condenser for optimal functionality. If you don’t have a service contract, the best course of action for maintaining the functionality of your outdoor condenser is trimming away branches and shrubs within a 2-foot or 3-foot radius of the unit. You can carefully vacuum debris, but it’s best to leave deep cleans to the professionals. 

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