7 Signs You Need To Call an HVAC Technician

Your HVAC system is responsible for the comfort of your family and guests. HVAC yearly maintenance can ensure that your system runs smoothly and efficiently, saving you time and money in the long run. Unfortunately, many homeowners wait until there’s a problem before calling an HVAC technician, and by then, the issue has become much bigger and more expensive to fix.

To help you stay on top of the condition of your HVAC system, here are seven signs that you need to call an HVAC technician.

1. Unusual Noises

Your system shouldn’t produce strange sounds, such as knocking, groaning, or buzzing. A healthy system should only have a light hum. Strange noises could signify several issues, such as loose wiring, damaged or broken parts, or even something more serious, like an electrical fire.

2. Unusual Smells

If your HVAC system produces a strange odor, you need to call an HVAC technician immediately. Strong odors normally indicate a problem with the wiring and, if not addressed, could potentially cause an electrical fire.

3. Humidity Issues

Look out for too much humidity or dryness in the home. Airflow problems can be caused by clogged air filters, dirty coils, or even a problem with the thermostat.

4. Poor Air Quality

A dusty interior, mold, or the stale smelling air can all be signs that your air filters need to be cleaned or changed. These can also indicate a lack of proper ventilation, which will require an HVAC technician’s help to fix.

5. Low Airflow

When you turn on your unit, you should feel the full effect of hot or cool air flowing throughout the space. If your unit is struggling to keep up with the temperature you’ve set, it needs repair.

6. High Energy Bills

If your energy bills seem unusually high each month, then it could be a sign of something wrong with your system. Your unit may struggle to keep up with the set temperature, meaning it’s working much harder than it should.

7. Older Model

If your system is over ten years old and in need of multiple repairs or replacements, then it may be time for an upgrade. Newer models are more efficient and require less maintenance than older models.

These seven signs are indicators that you need to call a heating and cooling technician for help. Catching a problem early can save you from costly repairs and replacements in the future, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if any of the above occur.


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