No one likes needing to hire a repairman. Yet your HVAC system, like everything else in your home that has moving parts, is not immune from breakdowns. If your system isn’t working as well as it used to and you’re wondering if you should call a HVAC professional to help you troubleshoot, this is the blog for you.
If your system is making weird noises, you’ll want to have it checked out
Several years ago, we had a client who was traveling for work. He sister was staying at her home with the dogs, so our client had some peace of mind that the home was being looked after. The morning after she left, she got a call from her sister, indicating the HVAC was making a strange sound. A technician came out and he discovered that the system was about to experience a major failure. Had the noise been ignored, the problem would have become much, much worse.
A reputable HVAC technician will come to your home to perform a free system evaluation. If they feel there’s a problem that needs to be addressed, they’ll let you know. Or, if they think there aren’t any problems that need to be handled, they’ll let you now that, too.
You’re energy bills have started to climb
Seeing an uptick on your monthly heating bill because your kids have a habit of cranking the thermostat up to 80 is one thing. Having your bill go up for no apparent reason is another.
If your energy bill is starting to climb and you can’t seem to figure out why, you’ll want to schedule a time for a HVAC technician to come to your home. If your system isn’t working properly (and/or it’s not working efficiently) the motor will need to work harder. When this happens, you’ll likely see upticks in your heating and cooling costs.
In some cases, the solution is a simple as swapping out the filter. In other cases, the problem may be a bit more in depth and will require some additional troubleshooting and repairs.
The bottom line is that if your HVAC motor is working overtime, this is bad for both your wallet and the overall health of your system. Imagine what would happen to a manual-transmission car if you tried to drive it on the freeway, at 80 miles per hour, in third gear. Sure, the car might function for a short period of time, but after an extended period of time, you’re going to cause a lot of damage to your engine.
Heating and Cooling experts
If your HVAC system is giving you grief, or you think it’s time to have someone give your furnace a once over, we can help. The experts at Bauer Mechanical HVAC have years of experience in helping local home and business owners with all types of HVAC problems, large and small. For more information on our company, our experience or to schedule a free, no-hassle consultation, call us today to get started.