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Is Your HVAC in Trouble?

Your home is a safe place to take respite from the elements. If it’s cold and rainy outside, you know that your home will be warm, dry, and welcoming. If the weather is hot and humid, you can expect a cool refreshing feeling as soon as you walk into your home. Thanks to your HVAC system, you can easily attain whatever comfort level you prefer.

HVAC systems work hard to maintain that pleasant environment inside of your home. That’s why it’s important to ensure that your home unit is properly cared for and routinely inspected. A neglected HVAC system can prove costly and inhibit you from finding solace within your home.

Strange Noises and Smells

Your HVAC system will make noises. Whether it’s the quiet hum of a fan or the sound of moving air being pushed through the ductwork, these noises mean your HVAC is working optimally. But what if you’re hearing other, less comforting noises?

Abrupt, annoying sounds like rattling or excessive vibration mean something is wrong with your unit, and a repair professional needs to be contacted immediately. Sometimes these noises indicate something has come loose within or outside of the unit. In these instances, the repair is easy and usually requires a small replacement part or a quick tightening of the fixture. However, ignoring the problem or putting it off later can result in that small problem becoming a much bigger issue.

The same can be said for smells. Although, any smell coming from your HVAC unit probably indicates that something is wrong. The air from your vents shouldn’t be intrusive or even noticeable in terms of smell. You should be able to feel it, not smell it. If you find that a smell is being emitted from your HVAC system, call your HVAC repair professional right away. Air that smells means your filtration system and ductwork need to be inspected for internal damage like mold or mildew.

Call Your HVAC Specialist if any strange smells or noises coming from your unit. They will thoroughly sweep your unit to ensure everything is clean and clear.

A Broken Thermostat

It’s not hard to break a thermostat, but it is hard to maintain those comfort levels within your home with a broken device. Thermostats are usually located in the most frequented room in a house. This means much living goes on in that room, especially in homes with children. Anything that protrudes from a wall makes an easy target for shoulders, NERF darts, and balls of different varieties. Sometimes the wiring can come loose, or the fixture itself might be broken. In some cases, the touchscreen interface just stops working. Whatever the case, if you find your thermostat is no longer working, call a professional immediately to resolve the issue. A broken thermostat can be a real issue if you no longer have control of the settings.

Warm Air Blowing From Your A/C

There are few things more refreshing than a blast of cool air on a hot summer day. So imagine the disappointment you’d face if you were suddenly met with warm air instead. If your HVAC system is blowing warm air when it’s supposed to be blowing cold, it’s time to call an HVAC technician. 

If warm air is blown through your house when the system is set to A/C, this means that there is something wrong with your compressor. Often these issues can be resolved quickly, but sometimes it may take a few days for your part to come in. Don’t let yourself face a relentless house in the middle of summer; call to report an issue with your HVAC system immediately.

Decreased Airflow

There should be a steady stream of air from your vents. If you have to guess whether or not you feel it, there is something wrong with your HVAC system. This can happen either because an obstruction is blocking your ductwork or because your motor is starting to give out. Either way, it’s time to call for an HVAC inspection.

Reduced airflow can cause stress on your system. Calling an HVAC professional will ensure the problem is found and fixed before more damage is done. Letting it go unchecked can lead to costly repairs and possibly a complete replacement of your HVAC system. Don’t let the issue become that severe; call your HVAC professional if you suspect your system isn’t blowing air as it should be.

Constant Trips to Your Breaker Box

Any electrician will tell you that Your HVAC uses more electricity than any other appliance in your home. Your HVAC system usually has a direct line to your breaker to give it ample power without affecting the other systems in your house. So, if you have to make frequent trips to your breaker box when the HVAC system is in use, it’s crucial that you call an HVAC technician. In this case, it’s more than a matter of comfort. If your home has electrical issues, it becomes a matter of safety. Don’t wait to get this issue resolved.

If You Need Emergency HVAC Service, Call the Pros!

To Ensure that Your HVAC system stays maintained and running efficiently, call A&R Plumbing, Heating, and Air today. Routine inspections are the best way to eliminate the need for an emergency visit, but if you do need emergency service, we are here to help. Your HVAC is an essential part of your home. Don’t wait until your HVAC finally quits to call A&R Plumbing, Heating, and Air.