Uncertain about the condition of your HVAC unit? Now is the right time to consult the experts for maintenance and repairs.
Consider the fact that the number of experts performing air conditioning repairs will increase by 15% within the next decade. With this, you as a consumer will have access to more options when it comes to hiring professionals to repair your heating and air conditioning unit.
That said, you need to know when it's appropriate to repair or replace your unit, regardless of whether it's your heating unit or your AC unit. Here are some signs you need to look out for to help fix a problem early on and prevent more expensive repairs:
Your HVAC unit needs to keep your family comfortable during the hot summer months. After all, if it can't cool your place down, what good is it to your family?
If your AC starts blowing warm, irritating air during this time of the year instead of the refreshing, cool air it's supposed to make, it's a sure sign that you need to repair it with the help of a technician.
A little deviation from the issue with the warm air is the weak air flow. When you turn on your AC, it might blow out some cool air and you can feel it for a bit. However, it might be coming out from the vents a little too weak, making it hard to circulate well through the rooms' entirety.
Often this points to a failing AC unit compressor. In some cases, it's possible that your ducts might have some problems as well. If you're unsure about your problems, it's best to call an expert for tune-ups.
When it comes to your AC, the thermostat serves as its central command center. After all, it dictates the amount of cool air the AC should generate while measuring if it does the job. If the AC doesn't turn on or it turns itself off after running for a few minutes, that means the thermostat is malfunctioning.
One of the most common problems with AC units, squealing, grinding, or scraping noises can indicate that the belt is slipping out of place. It's a serious issue and it needs your immediate attention.
After all, if the heating and cooling units have loose pieces, it has the potential to damage the other, more expensive parts in the long run.
Your unit isn't supposed to smell atrocious when turned on. If it does, something is wrong and it can mean a lot of things. One of these is that the unit's wire insulation burned and it might point to an electrical problem.
Another possible reason is that the unit or the ductwork might have molds on it if the smell is musty. This case needs your immediate attention since your family might get sick with mold allergies.
Your heating system's primary function is to help in regulating your home's air moisture in a way. What this means is that your heater shouldn't add a lot of moisture when it's running. If you notice that your windows have an excessive amount of condensation, notify your technician as soon as you can.
If the heater blows moisture, there's a high chance you'll notice other problems on it as you examine it further. After all, this is an indication of a fundamental issue in its function.
When your heating system performs at its peak performance, you don't need to adjust it throughout the course of the day. All you need to do is to change the temperature at night and at the start of your day.
If you have to fumble around to get the best temperature all the time, that might point to an efficiency problem that you need to remedy.
As your heating and cooling service advances in age, there's a high possibility that its efficiency decreases. What this means is that the unit will need more power to produce the same result as compared to when it was still brand new. Even if these other problems don't pop up, you might notice that your electric bills are getting higher.
Compare your energy costs in the last couple of years. If they're on a consistent climb, it might be time for you to start replacing an air conditioner or heater.
Unless you have a zoned system, your room temperature should be the same throughout the house. The only acceptable fluctuations are around doors and windows, and even then, the change shouldn't be too much.
If you notice some drastic temperature inconsistencies while moving around the house, it's a sign that your system might not be enough for your house needs.
Your system's design dictates that it should only function when necessary. It means that once your home's temperature reaches a certain acceptable temperature, it should stop blowing air unless the temperature starts shifting again. Once the system becomes inefficient, it can start turning on and off without breaking.
There are several culprits behind it. On one hand, you might need to clean it to restore efficiency. Otherwise, the compressor might have failed or the unit is too small for your house. Either way, it requires professional help as soon as possible.
These are the ten signs you need to look into before you get your HVAC system repaired. Knowing these heating and air conditioning repair signs will allow you to spot their early signs of the problem and prevent you from spending more money due to extensive repairs or replacements caused by undiagnosed problems.
Have you noticed any of the signs in your system? If you did, you can contact us now and we can help you. We offer free estimates and answer technical questions that can help you decide whether a repair is necessary.