One of the most common times you’ll need to have your HVAC system repaired is when you first start it up for the season. With this kind of repair, there are often no symptoms or signs that would signal a repair is needed. Your AC unit or furnace seemed to be working fine when you stopped using last season and now it just won’t work. However, there are times when you might notice something a little off about the performance of your system and may want to schedule a service visit before the system entirely stops working. Here are some common signs you need HVAC repairs.
Signs You Need Heating Repairs
Sometimes your heating system will give you a little advanced warning that it isn’t quite working like it should be. If you start noticing one of these symptoms, then you should schedule a service call before the problem turns into an emergency.
- Gas or Electricity bills are going up more than usual
- Furnace Burner Flame is Yellow instead of Blue (An emergency sign of Carbon Monoxide)
- Strange Noises
Rising gas or electricity bills can be misleading because your system may just be working harder than normal during extreme temperatures, but if you start noticing a trend when temperatures have been pretty normal or even warmer than usual, then you are having an efficiency problem. Something in your heating system may be dirty or broken and in need of service to prevent further problems.
If you start wondering about your gas furnace and the burner flame is yellow instead of blue, you have an immediate emergency. Carbon Monoxide is likely leaking from your furnace. Shut it off, make sure the house is ventilated and call for a repair.
Just like in a car, funny noises may signal a problem that will soon need repair. Squeaking, clunking and other noises when your system is running or turning on and off should be investigated. At the very least, a service call will return your system to quiet operation. It may keep you from needing an emergency repair.
If you live in Rock Hill, SC or the Charlotte, NC area, we provide heating repair services.
Signs You Need Air Conditioner Repairs
Just like with heating systems, your AC unit sometimes warns you before it just stops working. Here are a few things to watch for.
- Ice or Frost on your AC Unit’s coils or pipes
- Unusual Noise when the unit is running
- Reduced air flow in the home
- A strange smell, either at the unit itself or inside the house
If you are experiencing any of these, there is a good chance that it is because of dirty or broken parts in your AC unit or incorrect coolant levels. A service call will allow diagnosis and repair of the problem, so you don’t “suddenly” lose your air conditioning on the hottest day of the year.
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Signs You May Need Additional HVAC Work or Replacement
- Some rooms are too hot or too cold
- The home has excessive dust
- Your home has humidity problems
While your actual furnace or Air Conditioning system may be working fine with these symptoms, most of these problems can be corrected. Your home may need ductwork sealed or insulated. You may need different size ducts, additional registers in some rooms or other adjustments to the duct system. Air cleaning systems and humidifiers can also be added to existing HVAC systems to help make your home more comfortable.