Now that winter has arrived, you may want to consider having your HVAC system inspected and repaired. Having your system tuned up now will ensure that your heater is ready for the cold months that are still to come, and that your air conditioner is ready when next summer arrives. Yet, how will you know when your HVAC system is in need of repairs? Here are a few of the signs that you can be on the lookout for indicating that you may be in need of HVAC repairs this winter.
A clear sign that something is wrong with your HVAC system is if you have noticed a weaker airflow coming out of your vents recently. Reduced airflow can make it difficult for your HVAC system to run properly, which can cause it to struggle to heat/cool your home. Not only can this put unnecessary strain on your system, but it can also result in insufficient heating/cooling as well as increased energy bills. While you can try changing your air filter to see if that fixes the problem, you will likely need to have your HVAC system inspected as there may be a problem with your ductwork or your compressor.
Strange Noises and Smells
You should also consider having your HVAC system inspected as soon as possible if you notice any strange noises or smells coming from it. Clanging, banging, or squealing noises coming from your HVAC system are often a sign of a failing mechanical component, and if the problem is left unaddressed your HVAC system could fail altogether. If an electrical problem is to blame, the strange sounds may also be accompanied by a hot, burning odor coming from your HVAC system. Either of these symptoms should not be ignored and warrant immediate repairs.
Do you feel like you have been fighting a battle with more dust than normal in your home lately and you can’t explain why? If so, this could be a sign that dust, dirt, and debris have begun to build up in your HVAC system and/or ductwork and that you should consider having your system inspected and repaired. Not only can a dirty HVAC system be a nuisance, as it can cause dust to spread throughout your home when your system is running, but this can also lead to respiratory problems for you and your family, and it can put an additional strain on your HVAC system, potentially causing it to fail.
Feel free to contact us to learn more about the tell-tale signs indicating that your HVAC system is in need of repairs.