HVAC contractors handle various tasks year-round to ensure residential or commercial heating and cooling systems are working efficiently. Without your help, many individuals would face significant discomfort in their properties.
Depending on the severity of the issue, sometimes you’ll provide maintenance, repair a problem, or replace the system entirely. But it’s up to you to brief the affected party on your diagnosis so they can adjust accordingly.
What Are The Most Common HVAC Problems?
As an HVAC contractor, you’ll wear many hats because all systems don’t face the same issue.
In fact, some of the most common HVAC problems include:
- A lack of maintenance
- Dirty air filters
- Furnace ignition issues
- System wear and tear
- Water leaks
- Dirty evaporator and condenser coils
Should You Repair Or Replace An HVAC System?
A common question you’ll often get asked while working is if a person should repair or replace their HVAC system. Providing the right HVAC solution is imperative to a customer’s experience; giving the wrong one may negatively impact your ability to attract future clients.
So how would you know if an HVAC system needs repairs or replacement? Here are a few signs to look for:
- More dust accumulation: A lack of HVAC efficiency can cause dust and debris to accumulate throughout a property, impacting indoor air quality. The filter may need changing or signal a more severe problem with the entire unit.
- Circulation of weird odors: When mold settles in ducts, it creates smells that can circulate throughout the property. A thorough inspection will determine the best course of action.
- Noises coming from the unit: HVAC units should run quietly throughout the year. But as they age, there can be sounds from the system that may need a professional diagnosis.
- Energy bill complaints: A customer’s energy bill will likely change depending on the season there in. However, if they complain about rapid fluctuations, it could be time to measure the unit’s efficiency to see what should be done.
- Age of the HVAC system: HVAC systems should last between 10 – 20 years if they’re regularly maintained. Its age and breakdown frequency will determine if repair or replacement is the better option.
HVAC Repair vs. HVAC Maintenance
HVAC repair and maintenance are often used interchangeably. However, there’s a difference between the two. HVAC repair covers issues in a system that needs fixing, while HVAC maintenance handles preventative measures to enhance a unit’s efficiency and extend its life span.
Some of the issues listed above could fall under HVAC repairs; on the other hand, HVAC maintenance would deal with problems such as:
- Cleaning coils and drains
- Inspecting connections and thermostat functionality
- Lubricating parts
- Cleaning dirty air ducts
How Motili Helps With HVAC Repair And HVAC Maintenance
Motili’s innovative management app makes determining the best solution for HVAC issues easier. Whether it’s maintenance or repair, you’ll have real-time data to ensure you’re providing residential and commercial properties with services to enhance their unit’s efficiency.
Plus, Motili gives you the necessary equipment, reducing time and saving money.