How Do I Know My HVAC Needs Electrical Repair?

heating repairThe problem with today’s HVAC systems in homes, especially the modern complete models, is that the homeowner doesn’t really understand or see exactly how the components connect to each other. Where in older homes the furnace was centrally located, or the air conditioner was one unit separate from everything else, today’s system is integrated. Further, the controls of the system are managed via electrical connections and motherboards and temperature sensors. This combination makes a system vulnerable to electrical problems just as much as mechanical issues when something goes wrong, but the homeowner won’t readily be able to see the cause.

Electrical Culprits are Hard to Find

Let’s say the home heating stops responding in the middle of winter due to a motherboard issue. The real effect is that the home starts to get cold. But of the homeowner tries to kickstart the system by fiddling with the temperature level, nothing will happen. The system may be mechanically fine, the heater is on, and the blower is functional. However, the signal from the temperature sensor is not triggering the on function because the motherboard is failing to register the problem. The electrical problem stops the mechanical function of the heater. But nothing on the control panel will tell the homeowner this is the concern.

Stop Struggling, Get Qualified Help

The key to solving the above problem is to call qualified help right away instead of struggling with guessing. Most modern heating systems have very little beyond replacing the filter than the homeowner can solve. The systems require special tools and diagnostics to define the problem at hand. By calling a qualified technician, the electrical problem can be identified quickly, and the heater restored to working function. And that really matters in winter because a home can turn into a refrigerator really quick without internal heat.

HVAC Repair in Charlottesville

So if your Charlottesville home HVAC starts to glitch, don’t try to guess the mechanical side or keep fiddling with the thermometer. Call Beck Cohen HVAC Services first and get expert help to solve the problem fast.