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What Happens When an AC Unit is Installed Incorrectly

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Installation of complicated equipment like HVAC systems should always be done by professionals. However, not all professional companies are created equal. Some cut corners to offer less expensive rates, and not all stay up-to-date on their licenses. When an AC unit is installed incorrectly, it can cause myriad problems for homeowners. Here are a few signs that an AC unit wasn’t installed properly.

Water Leakage 

When an AC unit is leaking, the cause is usually clogged drain pipes that force condensation to overflow within the drain lines and drain pan. This can also be caused by problems in the collector box, heat exchanger or evaporator drain. A comprehensive professional HVAC cleaning can help alleviate this problem.

Loud Noises

Sounds like squealing, grasping or grinding can occur when vital components in the system wear out prematurely. They can also result from dirty burners or problems with the air circulation setup. Trained technicians can work on oil motors and bearings, as well as changing out worn components, to get an HVAC system working properly again.

Continuous Blowing

If the AC is constantly blowing, there’s a chance that someone in the house accidentally set it up that way. If that’s not the case, it can be a sign of a serious problem caused by improper installation. The fan relay mechanism should come on when your thermostat calls for higher temperatures and go off when the thermostat calls for lower temperatures. If it doesn’t, it’s time to call an HVAC repair company.

Poor Performance

Air conditioning units have a pretty simple job that involves many moving parts. If the air conditioning is failing at that job, it can be for many reasons. A faulty connection to ductwork, improper sizing or load calculation, and failure to calibrate the thermostat can all cause performance issues. Chances are, if you have problems with air conditioning performance, and your system isn’t more than 10 years old, the technician skipped a thorough check of components after installation.

Most of the problems caused by improper HVAC installation can be solved if they’re caught on time. All Temp is here to help with your St. Cloud air conditioning installation and maintenance needs. We offer 24/7 emergency repair. Contact us online or give us a call at (407) 857-7800 to schedule an appointment.

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