Did you know that the world’s largest HVAC system is installed in the Masjid Al-Haram Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia? This immense cooling system is meant to keep worshippers at the Grand Mosque cool during the hot summer months and can produce 120,000 tons of purified, refrigerated air. Though impressive, assessing such a large HVAC system to find problems is difficult and takes incredibly long.
Luckily, discovering issues with your home’s HVAC system is far easier. If you suspect you might need cooling or heating repairs, look out for one of these five signs.
1. Strange Noises
If you turn your HVAC system on and hear sound’s you haven’t heard before, it at least warrants a thorough look at every part of the system. Electrical buzzing indicates a fire hazard, squeaks and screeches can mean your fan belt’s almost finished, and popping from your furnace can show that the burners have issues. Most of the time, a little heating maintenance will fix the problem but it’s best to be on the safe side.
2. Common Breakdowns
HVAC repair should only be happening every two to three years (if that). If you’re having problems with your HVAC system or furnace more often than that despite regular HVAC maintenance, you might need to think about replacing most of the system. You may already be experiencing this if your HVAC system is 10 years old or older.
You don’t have to replace everything at once. Replacing an old or faulty furnace is usually a good first step. From there you can go through the rest of the system systematically as your budget allows.
3. Uneven Heating
Vents with holes in them can cause the warm air to leak out before it reaches some of the rooms in your house. This could also happen if some of your vents are blocked. The former problem can also cause your furnace to work too hard while the latter can make some rooms hotter than they need to be.
4. Pilot Light That Isn’t Blue
The pilot light on your furnace is always supposed to be blue. If it’s glowing yellow or red then you should call HVAC maintenance professionals. These problems come from foreign substances interfering with the burners and can be quite dangerous.
5. High Energy Bills
If your heating bill this season is far higher than last season, or if there’s a sudden spike from one month to the next, you could be experiencing heater inefficiency. This is one of the furnace issues that come up when the furnace itself has deteriorated. It can also happen if the ducts in your house have problems which cause the furnace to work much harder to provide the right amount of heat.
Find Helpful Heating Repair Professionals Today
Many HVAC issues reveal themselves as minor problems or “eccentricities” way before they spiral into expensive problems. Strange noises, uneven heating, and regular faults are some telltale signs that you need HVAC maintenance or heating repair. Discolored pilot lights and unusually high energy bills can also allude to the same situation.
If you’re experiencing any of these issues, you need reliable and affordable help. To find the best in the business, contact us today. We’ve been keeping our clients happy for 77 years.