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- Your home is too cold or hot. This is one of the first signs that you need to call in an HVAC contractor and have them take a look at your system.
- You hear odd noises coming from your unit. Like a majority of mechanical appliances, unusual noises indicate that there is a problem somewhere in the system.
- The system keeps on breaking down.
- Airflow is weak or inadequate.
If you want to save money on repair costs, regular HVAC maintenance is a must. HVAC maintenance is essential as it helps prevent breakdowns that could lead to costly repairs or even having to replace the entire system. Furthermore, a well-maintained HVAC unit not only warms or cools a home, but it also improves indoor air quality.
Combustion Issues. Problems related to a furnace’s heat-production function needs to be handled by a professional and licensed repair technician. It is worth noting that a malfunctioning combustion system emits higher levels of CO2, so make sure you call a professional and have them inspect the system for you.
Here are some warning signs to look out for:
- Rising energy costs
- Age of the system
- There are dirt, soot, rust, or dust particles coming from the system
- You have humidity problems in your home
- Your home heats unevenly
- The furnace develops a rattle, hum, or buzz or becomes unusually noisy
- It has cracks in and around it
- You see signs of rust
- It breaks down a lot, requiring frequent repairs
They improve indoor air quality
- They are energy-efficient
- They are simple to install
- They allow you to heat or cool specific rooms or parts of your home since they have no ductwork
Here are some of the signs to look out for:
- Frequent cycles
- Insufficient airflow
- Water leaks
- High humidity
- Unusual noises
- Bad odors
Indoor air can, sometimes, contain particles that may affect your health and the cooling and heating properties of an HVAC system. IAQS or Indoor Air Quality Systems can help eliminate the three main components of air contamination – chemicals, particles, and germs.
To maximize your energy savings without necessarily sacrificing comfort, consider having an automatic programmable thermostat installed. These systems are designed to adjust the temperature for you, with most having six or more temperature settings that come into effect at different times of the day. They are also designed to adjust your air conditioning or heating system, putting them into effect as the temperatures outside change.
Air handlers contain components that move air through the home known as blowers. These systems can run with air conditioners and have coils that cool and heat your home depending on the type of system they are running with.
HVAC specialists suggest servicing an air conditioner at least once a year – the same applies to heavy-duty HVAC systems. And the best time to do this is spring. However, to ensure that your air conditioning unit continues to work without a hitch, make sure that you have general ‘housekeeping’ performed on it regularly.