Most homes across the United States have central heating, cooling, and air. As opposed to small, localized window units, HVAC systems are powered by a large HVAC unit located directly outside the home. Air is pulled from inside the home via vents to the HVAC unit to heat, cool, or simply push the air. The HVAC unit conditions the air then sends it back inside the home. Central heat and air is found in almost every new home built in the United States.
Like all machines, HVAC systems sometimes experience problems. As common sense suggests, regularly maintaining outdoor HVAC units, changing filters on indoor air intakes, and other basic maintenance keeps HVAC systems in good shape and makes them unlikely to experience operational problems.
Excessive Humidity Is No Fun in Summer Months
Air conditioners work by transferring heat trapped inside the home to the outdoors. They also serve as dehumidifiers. If it’s summertime and your home is too humid, the only reasonable option you have is to purchase a plug-in dehumidifier. In the future, considering the installation of a home-wide dehumidifier may be a better option for keeping your home from being excessively humid.
Thermostat Doesn’t “Agree” With the Actual Temperature
You may find that the temperature on your thermostat doesn’t seem to accurately represent the temperature in your house. In most cases, you’ll be able to remedy the issue by getting a new thermostat. If only one room is a different temperature than the rest of the house, there may be a puncture in your home’s ductwork.
Air Vents Can Be Loud If Not Installed Properly
Air vents are located on both the inside and outside of your house. You’ll find that there is at least one large air intake vent on the inside of your house. There will also be vents on the outside to allow hot air and dryer lint out, though these are not related to your HVAC system. Simply tighten the indoor or outdoor vent’s screws to prevent rattling.
Keep in mind that the information described above is basic-level HVAC troubleshooting. I wouldn’t bother reaching out to an AC repair in Lakeland, FL if my HVAC unit was malfunctioning.