7 Signs of a Faulty HVAC Unit
Time For a New Furnace or AC Unit
Energy prices go up and there is nothing we can really do about it. So we think. There is one thing that we should consider that can save everyone a significant amount of money each year and that is to make sure that all the heating and cooling equipment in our homes is working properly.
Outdated hardware can cause the whole system to be overworked. There are several signs that your HVAC system is in need of some attention. Frequent repairs are simply putting a Band-Aid on it and will cost you more in the long run.
The Noise and Smells
When heating and cooling systems begin to age, they sound much different than they did when they were new and first installed into your home. Sometimes this is normal and causes no harm to the functionality of the machine.
Some people even find comfort in the noises in that they mean the thing is actually working. Other times, noises are sure indicators that a repair or replacement is needed. If you have already “fixed” your furnace and fixed it again, most likely there is something wrong with it and it has exceeded its recommended useful life.
Strange Flames and Uneven Temperatures
Most people would not know how to determine if their furnace is putting them at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide gas has neither taste nor smell so it is virtually undetectable.
A sign that you could potentially be at risk for being exposed to these fatal emissions is if the flame on he burner is yellowish and or flickering. The only time anyone really takes a look at the flame is if it goes out and has to be restarted. Only an HVAC professional
It can be spring time, summer, or autumn but in the winter is when people notice cold spots in the air. Maybe one room is warmer than another or drafty. This is yet another indication that it is time to have a professional diagnose the real problem.
Uneven temperatures in your home can be uncomfortable and can aggravate asthma and other respiratory problems. Ultimately, all the clues mentioned here will help you determine the next step in deciding to take action in getting your HVAC system checked. Uneven temperatures, strange noises and smells, expensive and numerous repairs are all major signs to get your unit replaced and fast.
Is your Anoka HVAC system acting up? Call Superior Heating, Cooling, and Electric at (763) 422-1721, and let the experts take care of the problem.