Whether you’re enduring a sweltering summer or a frigid winter, your HVAC system is an essential part of making sure your Indiana home or office is comfortable. It’s easy to take your heating and cooling systems for granted until there is a problem.
HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning. Regardless of the type of system you have, it’s important to work with a professional who can provide inspection and maintenance to keep it running well. A preventive maintenance plan can protect against unexpected failures or malfunctions.
Here are seven signs you might need HVAC repair right away.
1. Too Hot or Too Cold
If your HVAC systems powers on, but your home or office isn’t as cool or as warm as it should be, this could be an early sign you need repair service.
Sometimes the problem is a blockage in the ductwork, but it could be a more serious problem like a failing compressor.
2. Strange Sounds
You’ve probably become accustomed to the sound of your HVAC system. You might not even notice when it cycles on or off. But if you hear strange noises or loud sounds coming from the system, that’s an indication you need to have someone inspect the unit.
3. High Humidity
A working HVAC system cools your home or office and controls humidity.
If you are experiencing a sudden increase in your indoor humidity, your system may need an adjustment or repair. A trained HVAC professional can determine if the problem is with your HVAC system or if there is some other cause for the extra humidity.
4. Weird Smells
Some smells from your HVAC system are expected. When you turn on your unit for the first time in the summer or winter, you may smell dust particles that have collected in the system.
If strange odors are coming from your system for a prolonged period or smell like mold, it’s time to call a professional. Waiting can result in low or hazardous air quality.
5. Leaky Units
If you see moisture around an HVAC unit, contact a repair professional immediately. Leaking fluids, especially refrigerant, can be dangerous to people and pets.
6. Frequent Switching
Your HVAC system is designed to turn on and off throughout the day and night, depending on the conditions outdoors. If your heating or cooling system is constantly switching on and off, this could be a sign of a more severe problem. Have it checked right away.
7. Low Flow
Sometimes an air duct gets clogged. In some cases, a fan or motor in your system fails. In either instance, airflow from your vents will be lower than usual, and you’ll experience diminished or unequal cooling or heating.
Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late for HVAC Repair
Your HVAC system may be showing signs of distress right now. If you’re experiencing any of the issues above, schedule an inspection of your system. Waiting usually results in more significant failures and more expensive repairs.
If you live in southern Indiana and need commercial HVAC repair or service of any kind on your residential HVAC system, contact us. We’ll schedule a visit and prepare a quote to keep your home or office comfortable year-round.