3 Signs It's Time to Call an HVAC Company
1. Unusual Sounds Or Smells
If everything is working as it should, your HVAC system may make a small sound when it kicks on or turns off. If you hear any other noises, it may be time to call a professional. Broken parts can cause noises like squeaking or grinding noises, which could eventually lead to serious damage.
Strange smells are another sign that something is wrong. If you notice a musty smell, your vents or ducts may be clogged. A qualified heating and air tech can check and clean them. Any kind of burning smell is a serious problem that should be addressed immediately. Electrical shorts can produce a burning smell and may even start a fire. Turn off your HVAC system until the problem is fixed.
2. Higher Energy Bills
Broken or malfunctioning can have a significant impact on your energy bills. According to Energy Star, improper installation can reduce system efficiency by up to 30 percent — costing you more on your utility bills and possibly shortening the equipment’s life. In some cases, the change in cost may be due to the energy company. For example, if you move to a new energy provider, or you sign up for a different kind of billing plan, the amount on your bill may change. If that’s not the case, it’s probably time to have a heating and air technician inspect your system. They can find out why your equipment is using more energy and help you lower your energy bill.
3. Temperature Problems
Do you feel too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer? A heating and air service may be able to fix that. Take note of any patterns or recurring issues that may help them find the problem.
These are just a few signs that you should call your local heating and air company. Are you looking for an HVAC company that can get the job done? Call One Call Heating & Cooling for more information and to get started with our services.