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Why Does Your HVAC Keep Running?

Why Does Your HVAC Keep Running?

Roaring furnaces and HVAC units can ruin the tranquility you want to have at home.

Roaring furnaces and HVAC units can ruin the tranquility you want to have at home. After all, we spend all day awash in noise; sometimes, you want quiet. What can you do, especially as spring gets closer with each passing day? Here is what you need to know!

The Evaporator is Dirty 

Before panicking, take a closer look at the evaporator attached to your HVAC unit. This task is much easier to do. Putting off scheduled preventative maintenance because you don’t think you can afford it at the moment seems like a responsible decision, but it will more than likely cause more problems later on. Case in point: when the evaporator is too dirty, the HVAC system will continue to run in an attempt to clear up the issue, whatever it is. If dirt clogs any of the drainage lines, it also means that the unit has to work harder than necessary, causing it to overheat.

The Air Filter is Too Clogged 

Another problem is when the air filter gets too fouled up. The intake vent has a screen on it, but like many other things inside your home, it can fill up with dust, pet hair, and other debris found inside your home that might not bother you, and so you don’t think about it on a daily basis until an issue arises.

Not Enough Refrigerant 

Warmer weather is coming. Just like your refrigerator, the HVAC unit needs to have enough coolant to keep humming along as normal. However, if your HVAC seems to be running all of the time, it’s a sign that something is wrong that isn’t immediately easy to discern. Such a problem has to do with not enough refrigerant. Once the temperature outside starts rising, you will want to have as much cold air as possible

Thermostat and Ductwork 

Something could also be wrong with two critical components of your HVAC system: the thermostat and the ductwork. For instance, the thermostat could be broken, or it could be malfunctioning due to being too old. The ductwork can also leak, reducing its effectiveness and making the entire system work harder when it doesn’t need to be like that. 

We Are Proud of the Company We Keep

William E. Kingswell has remained a distinguished provider of commercial and residential heating and cooling services since 1937. We have provided an unmatched level of customer service to all of our clients, and we enjoy being the preferred HVAC equipment distributor of countless customers. We offer a comprehensive range of high-quality heat pumps, boilers, unit heaters, HVAC accessories, and more. William E. Kingswell works with businesses and homeowners throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, including Baltimore, Frederick, Annapolis, Fairfax, Manassas, Richmond, Fredericksburg, Virginia Beach, and Leesburg. To learn more about our extensive range of SpacePak, Concord, Allied Commercial, and Bard HVAC equipment, give us a call at 301-937-1900 or contact us today!

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