Avis regularly provides HVAC service to homeowners in Orange County, Anaheim, and surrounding areas experiencing issues with their system. Oftentimes, there are signs indicating what is wrong with the HVAC system before we begin making any repairs. Here are the signs homeowners should be aware of.
- Issues with the pilot light color
A gas furnace should have a steady blue pilot light which indicates the correct mixture of air and gas to create heat. A yellow or orange light indicates an imbalance that can cause the system to create combustible byproducts, such as carbon monoxide. It’s important to call Avis as soon as possible to identify the cause of pilot light color variations and make the necessary repairs.
- Excess moisture
An HVAC system should naturally help regulate moisture or humidity within the home. But if you notice condensation on glass windows, doors, and tile flooring, you could end up with mold and mildew growth. The cause could be a wrong drain pan, missing insulation in refrigerant lines, insufficient airflow, unnaturally low temperatures in warm climates, and dirty coils and fins on outdoor units.
- Indoor temperature doesn’t match thermostat temperature setting
If it seems like the home doesn’t seem to cool or heat to the temperature set on the thermostat, there may be a number of causes. The thermostat may be located in a spot receiving direct sunlight, skewing the temperature reading of the thermostat and sending wrong signals to the system. In other cases, the home may need a multi-zone thermostat to keep the temperature consistent throughout the home.
- Cold drafts
Cold drafts or hot spots throughout the home may be related to issues with the central air ducts. Adjusting the thermostat won’t address this issue and you’ll need professional HVAC service.
- Old system
A system that is more than 10 years old may need to be replaced. Certain parts should be replaced every three to five years, and every five to 10 years. If you have any questions about the lifespan potential of your current system, give us a call! Our technicians are on standby to provide HVAC services to homeowners in Orange County, Anaheim, and surrounding areas.