We frequently get calls from clients that have all but diagnosed their own HVAC and want to quote the cost of a specific repair before moving forward with an appointment. Unlike something like a vehicle, for example, HVAC is often not so easily diagnosed, as the connected nature of the internal components often make one problem appear similarly to another.
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As mentioned above, HVAC is surprisingly more complicated than most people give it credit for. In fact, your HVAC system uses an entirely electrical machine along with other carbon-based fuel to convert room temperature air into flowing heated or cooled air throughout the entire building, effectively making it the most complicated network of technology in most buildings.
Inside of every furnace or industrial-sized HVAC system is a complicated, server-like batch of circuits and wires that diligently control the accumulation, modification, and recirculation of air throughout the building. All of this requires numerous wires, connectors, and sensors to work in perfect harmony to achieve this similar purpose. This can also backfire, however, as if one portion of the electrical system goes wrong, then the system will quickly fail to complete a necessary stage of the heating and cooling process. To make this a bit more clear, the simple problem of only room temperature air circulating throughout your home or business could be any of a dozen or more electrical problems that are influencing the thermal regulation or a piece further down the queue of synchronized mechanics.
Large, Difficult to Access Parts
HVAC systems are built to take up a little room as possible while still providing the heating and air conditioning necessary to maintain a suitable temperature within the space. This challenge can make servicing the machine difficult, especially for anyone that doesn’t know exactly what they are looking for. Just like a desktop computer may seem like an alien world to someone that has never worked with them before, the HVAC system boasts just as much (if not more) mechanical complexity in a far larger scale. The challenge of reaching a large fan in the back of the system to check for proper calibration can only be done by someone truly experienced in the field, not simply by watching a YouTube video pertaining to why a furnace has gone out. To make matters even more complicated, these parts are often difficult to identify, making them even more challenging for a pioneering DIYer to attempt a replacement.
At the end of the day, your HVAC is hooked up some of the strongest and most dangerous forces found in your home or business. Often, these systems have a large amount of electrical power and boast the highest usage of natural gas on the premises, making careful maintenance an even higher priority. Even still, there are other forces that can make furnaces and larger commercial HVAC systems dangerous, such as the carbon monoxide risks associated with heat exchangers that can place large groups of people in serious harm if not properly cared for. Even modern, energy-efficient HVAC systems have a number of moving parts and tight spaces that make them a hazard to anyone but a trained professional.
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At Legacy Heating and Air Conditioning, we want to see your home or business safely through the summer and winter months alike, which is why our technicians take your service calls and maintenance requests seriously. Just remember, instead of attempting to figure out the issue with your New Braunfels area HVAC alone, just give the professional technicians at Legacy a call to get expert diagnostics, service, and more.