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It’s Time for March Madness!

Any college basketball fans out there? If so, you’re probably getting pumped up for March Madness. As many sports fans know, March Madness is the well-known nickname for the NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball tournament. It’s the single-game elimination tournament that’s held each March and drives basketball fans “mad” as they hope and pray their team makes it to the Final Four.

And this got us thinking. In honor of March Madness, what are the “final four” HVAC issues that drive homeowners “mad” when they happen at home? And even better—how can you solve them?

Let A.J. Perri help! Our team of experts is ready to slam-dunk these common HVAC problems and help you win the home comfort game. Are you ready?

Understand These Common HVAC Issues and You’ll Score Big

Problematic thermostats

Believe it or not, a faulty thermostat can be the root of many home comfort problems. If it’s not calibrated properly, you could experience unbalanced temperatures. Also, if you notice your system is still running after your desired temperature is reached, this could indicate a thermostat problem. If recalibrating your thermostat (follow the directions in your instruction manual) doesn’t help, give our team a call. We can assess the issue and even recommend a good replacement if you need one.

Tripping Breakers

Has your HVAC system shut off completely? If this happens, check your breakers right away. If you noticed it has tripped, it’s likely that your unit has been working overtime to keep your home at the desired temperature. This is often due to dirty air filters that make blowers work harder than they need to, and then they end up tripping the breaker. Change your air filters every three months for the best performance and efficiency.

Water leaks

Uh oh. Is there a puddle of water on your floor? Water leaks are a common HVAC issue and are often caused by a clogged drain pan or drain line. If too much dirt, mildew, or mold accumulates, the water in the drain needs to release somewhere—so it leaks out. A.J. Perri can get to the root of the issue, check your drain lines, and help prevent clogs. Call us for an appointment today!

Refrigerant Leaks

Your HVAC system uses a chemical called refrigerant to cool your air. Sometimes when your home isn’t being cooled or your temperatures seem unbalanced, you could have a refrigerant leak. What should you do? The first plan of action is to find the leak! Do not refill the refrigerant. That will just cause more leakage. Call one of our techs! We can easily locate the problem and provide solutions.

Extra Points!

Ok, we said we’d only list four “maddening” problems, but here’s one more—because we love our customers and want to help keep your home as comfortable as possible.

Old fans

Is your fan constantly running? If it is set to auto yet continues to run when the desired temperature is reached, you have a problem. A fan that never shuts off when in “auto” mode indicates a malfunction. It’s possible that a switch has gone bad, or your fan is just outdated and needs to be replaced.

Other Maddening HVAC Issues?

If your HVAC is giving you problems and you need a professional repair, give the team at A.J. Perri a call today. We are more than happy to investigate the issue and recommend a solution. You can schedule an appointment online or give us a call at (732) 733-2548.