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Common HVAC Product Issues


The use of any device or gadget, whether it is a cellular phone or a printer, can sporadically lead to complications. A mobile phone may falter by lagging while a printer may encounter a glitch relating to its color cartridges.

HVAC technology users may also face similar issues. Below are some of the most common concerns:

Inadequate Maintenance

HVAC appliances, like cars and computer, require care. Think of these as being not too dissimilar to a human being. We require sustenance and sleep to function effectively. Similarly, inanimate objects like clothes also require washing and ironing once worn.

Likewise, if machines such as air conditioners are not tended to, they may become faulty as a consequence. Sufficient investment must be made in way of regular maintenance to ensure workability and a longer lifespan of HVAC devices. Negligence can prove particularly costly in this regard.

Therefore, regularly monitoring your HVAC appliances is advisable.

Dirt and rust

Another common issue is that HVAC tools become dirty and in some cases, rusty as well. For instance, the exposed outer unit of through-the-wall air conditioners may face rapid decay and corrosion.

Also, even the most robust machinery’s filters are prone to dirt. It is an unavoidable scenario. If an air conditioners filter is greasy or grimy, it could adversely affect the unit’s performance and life. Running costs such as electricity bill may also vary.

Clogs in the drainage

In cases of greater humidity, drains may be affected by clogging. That means that the pipes may be obstructed by dense waste. This would hinder the flow of water through pipes, perhaps even causing water to overflow and leak in more severe cases.

In order to overcome this predicament, periodic checks must be carried out.

Noise Pollution

Another problem which affects both heating and cooling applications is the intolerable noise they may create if dysfunctional. It is never considered a good sign if your device is.

For example, if the furnace in a household is noisy, it could be owing to few possibilities. One or many nuts and bolts may be loose. Otherwise, it may be facing another mechanical defect directly causing the noise.

This can also be remedied by troubleshooting the device yourself if you have the know-how. A better alternative is to consult an expert.

Overuse of appliances

Frequently overburdening devices such as your air conditioner may essentially run it into the ground. Every device has a capacity. Similar to most electronic devices, it must be afforded a semblance of inactivity.

If the heat is particularly ferocious or the cold is unpleasant; in either case, the apparatus must not be used round the clock. This may seem like a no-brainer, as careful and calculated usage of such equipment will obviously benefit users.

In a nutshell, it is better to be safe than sorry when operating appliances. A little extra care can go a long way and save plenty of time and money.

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About The Author


Dan Detmer

Dan Detmer is the owner of Nelson Comfort. Dan was born into the heating and cooling industry, coming from a family of well respected HVAC contractors in Dayton, Ohio. After working in the family business, Dan decided to work for a local HVAC wholesale business helping local contractors grow their business. When he felt his heart moving him back into the residential and light commercial business, Dan joined the Mortimer Heating & Cooling team in Cincinnati, where he had called home and become part of the community for several years. After a short period of time Dan purchased the company and created what is today, Nelson Comfort. Today he operates a company based on integrity, honesty, and stellar customer service. If you have any questions feel free to tweet (at sign) NelsonComfort and we will get right back with you!

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