5 Signs that your HVAC Unit Needs Repair
Usually, when we turn on our air conditioner or heater (aka the HVAC unit – Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning), we are oblivious to the behind-the-scenes mechanics involved. But getting stuck on a cold evening with a heating unit that only spits out cold air makes life miserable. You also do not want an air conditioner to ineffectively spew out room temperature air in a 90-degree room, as many San Diego families experienced just a few weeks ago. Act now on these 5 signs that your current HVAC needs repair to keep your home at the comfortable temperature that makes it a refuge for all family members.
- An Increased Utility Bill
If your utility bill has skyrocketed for no apparent reason, it may be an indication that there is a crack somewhere in the HVAC system that is causing a major leak. Your HVAC unit is probably trying to compensate by working extra hard, resulting in a higher priced utility payment. You may even want to consider purchasing a brand new energy-saving HVAC unit, especially if your current unit that is more than ten years old. Heating system repair specialists often save homeowners money spent on monthly heating bills many times over by getting units functioning smoothly.
- A Bad Odor
A stinky odor emanating from your HVAC can be the result of any number of factors, such as mold or fungus growing on your compressor, a deal animal wedged in the unit, or even a faulty motor that will cause a burning smell. Whatever the issue, your nose never lies, and you do not want to be breathing in dangerous toxins, or even worse, smoke! Get the problem looked at right away to protect your family
- A Rusty Appearance
Rust on the unit can indicate either an old decaying leak or excess condensation in and around the ducts. In the best case scenario, this may simply require some low-cost ductwork repair, which will not only correct the issue, but also reduce those costly monthly energy bills. But it is also possible that your unit is simply old, and operating inefficiently, resulting in the leaky rustiness. A new HVAC unit delivers the comfort your family craves.
- More Dust than Usual in the Home
Ducts that have even a minor crack pulls in unhealthy particles from those rarely cleaned sections of your home: the attic or unused areas. Hopefully, the solution may be as easy as sealing up your ducts. A professional San Diego plumber can make this assessment for you.
- Excessive Noise
Several issues cause squealing in the heating and air conditioning unit. It could be bad belt, a coil problem, or a motor bearing issue. These noises indicate that these parts should be replaced before the unit dies. If the noise is more of a rattle, then there is probably some loose assemblage, and this should be corrected before any loose pieces are jostled off completely. If the noise is a loud banging sound, something is broken, and the unit must remain turned off until a plumber looks at it.
Perry Plumbing Heating & Air Can Add Years to Your HVAC Unit’s Life
Do not suffer an unpredictable HVAC unit when the temperatures either dip below the 30s, or rise above the 100s (you never really know in San Diego, do you?). As San Diego plumbers for over 38 years, we know just what to check when you are having any kind of issue with your heating and cooling system. Our expert technicians work affordably. Our Better Business Bureau A+ rating and our Google Plus four- and five-star ratings will reassure you of our professional response. Feel free to call us at 619-472-2112 or schedule service here for any and all of your plumbing needs. Or check out our special Holiday HVAC Tune Up coupon here!