The HVAC system keeps the home cool during the summer and warm during the winter. If properly maintained, it shouldn’t experience unexpected breakdowns. However, if you spot any of the following signs, the HVAC system may soon need repairs.
- Unusual sounds
If the HVAC unit is making strange sounds every time it turns on, such as grinding, squealing, or grating, there might be a repair that needs to be made.
- Strange odors
If you smell rotten eggs, a musty odor, or smell something burning, the HVAC system may be crying out for help. The underlying cause of strange odors could be a natural gas leak, overheating motor, or moisture build-up in the ducts.
- Impaired air flow
Weak airflow could be caused by a dirty or clogged air filter, leaks in the air ducts, or a compressor failure.
- Lukewarm air
Lukewarm air could indicate a problem with the thermostat or a refrigerant leak. Check to see if the thermostat is working. If it’s set to the right temperature but the system is still failing to meet the set temperature, the cause could be a refrigerant leak.
- Old age
HVAC systems are designed to last between 10 and 15 years. However, poor maintenance could decrease the unit’s life expectancy.
- Slow to turn on
If the unit isn’t turning on as quickly as it used to after adjusting the temperature, you’ll need to call Blue Apple for professional HVAC service. Summer heat in Las Vegas is unbearable and you shouldn’t be waiting all day for your system to start working properly.
- Water leaks
Slight leaks could just be condensation, but a large pool of water or discoloration could indicate a refrigerant leak that shouldn’t be ignored.
- Frequent repairs
If we’re making repairs so often that you’ve learned the names of all our HVAC technicians, it’s highly likely you need to replace your system.
- Frequent cycling
If the AC is constantly turning on and off, then the system is failing to function efficiently. Don’t wait until the system stops working completely to call Blue Apple for professional HVAC service.
- High electrical bills
A huge spike in electrical bills could indicate the system isn’t working efficiently. Take a look at previous months (and adjust for seasonal fluctuations) to determine whether you need professional HVAC service.