A common question homeowners ask is, “What are the signs my HVAC needs to be repaired?” And it’s a good question! Now that spring is in full force and summer is not far behind, you might want to have a look at your HVAC system. It’s time to see if it’s working on top of its game.
Otherwise, you might find yourself struggling to survive the oppressive heat. And all because your air conditioner chose to conk out … right in the middle of summer. Here are the signs to watch out for:
What Are the Signs My HVAC Needs to Be Repaired?
1. Frequent Cycling
It is quite normal for your system to go through cycles. However, if your HVAC frequently cycles on and off, this could be due to a number of problems. Maybe an oversized system, frozen evaporator coils, low refrigerant, or wiring issues. In addition, it could be a combination of those issues.
2. Warm Air
Do you get warm instead of cold air coming out of your air conditioner’s vents? This could be a sign that the compressor is not functioning and needs to be repaired.
For that reason, you may want to clean or replace your filters first. However, if that doesn’t do the trick, you’ll need to call an HVAC company to have it repaired.
3. Weird Sounds
Most air conditioners put out low-level noise while being turned on and off. If your HVAC system isn’t quiet in its operation, something could be wrong inside the unit.
Watch out for banging noises and rattling sounds – this could be a sign that something is loose inside the unit that needs to be tightened.
4. Bad Smell
If you encounter a bad smell near your system, this may indicate mold presence and lack of maintenance. To prevent this from happening, you need to have the unit professionally maintained before starting the heating and cooling system again.
5. High Energy Bills
If you’ve been getting higher-than-average utility bills, this could be due to a leakage in the duct work, a broken thermostat switch, or an aging system that needs to be upgraded to a more energy-efficient unit.
Don’t let these small issues balloon into a major concern that will lead to a costly replacement. Nip these problems in the bud and hire Neal’s Heating & Air to assess your current system and troubleshoot problems. Just call Neal’s at (706) 764-7185 to book an appointment.