Though fall tends to be milder when it comes to temperature, there are still days when homeowners are going to need their HVAC system to stay comfortable. Not to mention, fall is the perfect season to look for issues with your heating and cooling equipment so that you can get the system fixed before you really need to use it in winter. Below, we’ll tell you exactly what you need to look for before calling a professional HVAC technician.
Common Signs Your HVAC System Needs Repair
If you notice that your heating or cooling system isn’t working as well as it used to, you may need a repair. Here are a few of the most common signs that you need an HVAC repair before fall:
You notice cool and hot spots throughout your home.
An HVAC system that working properly should be keeping every area of your home comfortable. If you walk around your home and start to notice that certain rooms or spots in your home aren’t the right temperatures, then your HVAC system may be experiencing serious issues.
Though you may be tempted to just adjust your thermostat to balance out the temperature throughout your home, this is only a temporary fix. Not to mention, it’s a fix that may end up costing you even more in increased energy costs. Issues with uneven cooling or heating could be a number of issues, and the best way to find out is to call a trained HVAC technician.
Your energy bills are increasing.
Issues with your HVAC system will not only cause problems with performance but also efficiency. If you notice that your energy bills are increasing but you haven’t made significant changes to your heating and cooling patterns, then this could be a sign that your system needs repairs.
Depending on the age and condition of your heating and cooling system, you may even need to consider a replacement. HVAC systems generally last about 10 years, depending on the quality of the equipment. The only way to know for sure whether it’s a simple repair or needs total replacement is to call a certified HVAC technician to inspect the unit.
Strange noises or smells are coming from your HVAC system.
Though your HVAC unit will make some noise as it operates, it’s important to pay attention to the kinds of noises it makes. A general engine sound during operation is normal, but a loud clanking or grinding noise may be a sign that something is very wrong. A trained HVAC professional will be able to determine where the noise is coming from and what parts may need repair.
Similarly, a working HVAC system should not be emitting strange smells. If you smell something moldy coming from your heating and cooling equipment, this might be a sign of poor air quality or a water leak. While a burning smell or the smell of gas can indicate other types of serious issues with your heating and cooling equipment. At the first sign of strange smells, call in the experts.
Think your HVAC system needs repair? Advent Air Conditioning, Inc. is only a phone call away. Contact us today to schedule a repair visit just in time for fall.