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The Most Common Heating and Cooling Issues

Mar 28


By a few tweaks and cleaning, the majority of heating and cooling issues can be solved. However, some can become grave problems if they're not treated promptly. They are among the most prevalent issues with heating and air conditioning.

  • Filters that are dirty

Filters that have become dirty may cause heat pumps or air conditioners to fail. The filter controls the airflow and allows the system to function efficiently. If the filter isn't regularly maintained this will result in an increase in airflow, and result in a decrease in performance. This can cause the loss of time and money over the long run, and also decrease the comfort.

Cleaning your filters isn't a requirement to employ professionals. The filters are cleaned at your home. If you own central air conditioning, your filter may require replacement. There is a on how to replace filters. They should be replaced at least every couple of months.


  • Air leakage

If the issue isn't due to the air filter, it's usually related to the window seals. These seals may wear down over time and let air through. This can affect the unit's performance by the air being able to escape, causing create pressure over the system. For guidance, you can ask the guy at the hardware store where you bought the sealant.


  • Heat pump icing

It's not unusual for heat pumps to become covered in white frost in the winter. If your entire unit is covered in frozen ice, it can cause issues. If the heat pump's coils are blocked by ice, they won't be able transfer heat as efficiently. If this happens, it can cause damage to outdoor coils, fan blades , and eventually the compressor.

You might need to employ experts in HVAC maintenance to fix this problem. To prevent further damage, remove the ice from the top of the pump. You should not pick at the surface of the ice using any sharp object.


  • Water Leaks

High-efficiency furnaces or air conditioners produce condensate. They have drain pipes that can remove the water. However, water can escape from your AC or furnace if the drain lines become damaged or blocked.

Bleach is able to be kept clean and free of clogs taking it through drain lines. However, expert HVAC technicians caution that it is drain lines that are blocked do not cause every water leak. The leaks may be the result of the heat exchanger drain plate, collector block, or an evaporator malfunction. AC professionals can look over your house and pinpoint the source of the leak.


  • The condenser is not running.

Sometimes your unit might not start due to the condenser not running. It could be due to no power or too high thermostat settings or an issue with a component in the system. Before calling for help from a professional It is essential to examine blown fuse as well as circuit breakers that trip. Try setting the thermostat lower to see if that will help. If the problem continues then it could be an issue with your motor or compressor. If this is the case it is recommended to seek professional help. You could end up causing more damage than good with the quick solutions you discover on the internet.


  • The unit isn't cooling or heating.

The device could be too small, and your cooling or heating isn't functioning properly. A dirty thermostat or over-heated evaporater could also be the cause. If the unit isn't cooling, you might need to examine it. If the fins or coil are filthy, wash them. This could cause blockage to the condenser unit. A faulty compressor, low refrigerant level or other issues could cause problems with cooling and heating. For these issues expert assistance is recommended.



While you can repair certain common cooling and heating problems on your own, keeping up with the maintenance schedule is crucial. Routine maintenance can quickly identify the problem and address it.

For more information please visit:

Courtesy Automotive Service Center
210 S 8th St
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
(719) 632-2167

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