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Most Common HVAC Breakdowns During Winter in Las Vegas

Most Common HVAC Breakdowns During Winter in Las Vegas

A malfunctioning heating system is, hands-down, one of the worst things that could happen to anybody in the middle of winter.
Especially if it happened during harsh weather conditions.

HVAC System Failure is what you want to avoid the most during the winter. Even in Las Vegas running your HVAC system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the winter is quite a challenge for the equipment and puts a lot of strain on it. Whether we like it or not, under such conditions, even the most reliable equipment can break down or fail, leaving you without heat until repair or replacement is made.

Can we somehow avoid Heating System Failure?

Usually, many symptoms of a malfunctioning furnace or heat pump will appear along the road and you will have some time to understand that something is wrong and that maybe it is time to repair or replace your unit before it is too late. Of course, you cannot monitor and respond to these symptoms in a timely manner if you have no idea what they are, right? Therefore, let's try to figure out what the typical HVAC breakdowns can be during winter.

  1. Lack of HVAC Maintenance
  2. Clogged or Dirty Air Filters
  3. Furnace Overheating
  4. Pilot light or Ignition Problems
  5. Short Cycling
  6. Mechanical Wear and Tear on HVAC system components
  7. Uneven Air Flow and/or Uneven Heating in Different Areas of Your Home
  8. Furnace or AC Produce Unusual Noises
  9. Frozen pipes
  10. Malfunctioning Thermostat
  11. Water Leaks
  12. CO2 Leaks


Preventative HVAC Maintenance

Regularly scheduled maintenance by a licensed service contractor is a MUST to keep your system in proper working condition. Many, if not all, of the most common AC or furnace repairs can be avoided with proper maintenance by a certified HVAC service contractor.

Neglecting to perform regular heating or air conditioning system maintenance at some point you will most likely experience unexpected costly breakdowns, increased energy cost, poor performance and unnecessary frustration.

Consider participating in our Energy Savings Agreement - it is a convenient maintenance plan to keep your system running well all year long.


What to Do If a Heat Pump Ices Up in the Winter?

It’s normal to see some frost on the heat pump unit, heat pumps often ice up during cold weather. However, excessive amounts of ice can cause severe damage to your heating system and even cause it to stop working completely. The defrost function is necessary to keep the heat pump from icing over completely. If the heat pump is not able to defrost properly or quick enough, it could damage the unit or cause it to malfunction. If you suspect that your heat pump is blocked by ice, it’s important to have it checked by a certified HVAC technician.


Should I replace my 15+ year old HVAC System?

Furnaces 15 years old or older become increasingly inefficient, they can often crack and leak, putting you and your family in danger.


Having experienced heating and air conditioning profesionals is still your best option when dealing with winter heating problems.

Nevada Residential Services Heating and Air Conditioning is a national home services company specializing in Residential HVAC and Plumbing solutions. In case of common heating or cooling issues, HVAC Emergency or winter HVAC maintenance questions we encourage you to contact our Heating experts at 702-935-0777.