09 Jul Call Denver Heating and Cooling Technicians if these Issues Happen
Summer in Denver has become a hodgepodge of hot or dry and cold or wet weathers. There are days when the temperatures are in the 90s, and you feel like you can’t survive without air-conditioning. There are also a few days when the strong wind of storms uproot trees and the downpour results in flooding.
Is your heating and air conditioning system still keeping up and running well amid these polar opposite weather conditions? Be observant and never ignore signs that your HVAC might be breaking down. Here are some issues to watch out for and what to do when you encounter them:
Issue: The HVAC is not turning on or the temperature is not adjusting
The electrical or mechanical parts may have been damaged either by the rain or the debris being carried by winds. Too much dirt buildup (especially if you haven’t tuned up your HVAC for so long) can also cause these issues. Other times, the vents may have simply been blocked by furniture or carpeting.
What to Do: Have the system inspected comprehensively and get the needed cleaning and repairs done promptly. If the equipment has been severely damaged and your contractor advises you that breakdowns are bound to recur even if repairs are done, consider investing in a replacement.
Issue: You notice weird noises when you switch it on or while it’s operating
Again, the HVAC’s parts may have been damaged, or dirt and dust may have accumulated if you hear abnormal whirring or loud rattling sounds when you turn the unit on or while it’s running throughout the day. In other cases, there might be some debris stuck somewhere in the system.
What to Do: Get a professional inspector to look at the problem and invest in the needed parts for replacement or repair right away. Again, consider replacement if the HVAC has already run its average lifespan (about 12 years).
Issue: The system may have been waterlogged after a storm
If the system gets wet, the electrical parts may have already been ruined.
What to Do: Turn off the power supply to avoid short circuiting the system. Call a plumbing and heating and cooling company like Total Plumbing to inspect the system. Don’t switch anything on until your contractor confirms that it’s safe to do so.
Denver weather: Hottest day of the year on tap; temperatures reaching 95, Denver Post
Denver weather: Storm uproots trees, causes flooding; tornado spotted in Aurora, Denver Post
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