When to Call an HVAC Contractor
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It can be not easy to know when to call your local HVAC expert about your home system.
Often, when someone is experiencing trouble with their HVAC system, they chalk it up to a minor frustration and never do anything about it. While some situations may call for such a reaction, not all of them do.
In this blog, we will go over some obvious signs that you may need our services, how to troubleshoot problems on your own, and what to expect from our team when we show up to help out.
Continue reading to learn about the process.
Signs You Need an HVAC Contractor
If you have been experiencing problems with either your heating, cooling, or ventilation problems as of late, you might need our services. Here are some other signs to get in touch with us:
- You had heating problems last winter and forgot to call us, let this post be your sign to get in touch. The same goes if you had cooling problems the previous summer.
- Your system is making too much noise or blowing the opposite air temperature that it should be, it is time to call our team. Your design should be totally temperature accurate and silent.
- Your cooling system is producing excess condensation, take it as a sign to contact us.
- You suspect that your HVAC system is the cause of your blown fuse box or breaker.
8 Troubleshooting Tips Any Homeowner Can Use Before Calling
If you still feel hesitant about calling us, allow us to recommend a few troubleshooting tips you can use to see whether you need professional help or not.
- Make sure your system has power. This may seem too simple, but when troubleshooting, it’s important to get the simple solutions out of the way first so you don’t waste time. Check your breaker and your fusebox.
- Reset your HVAC system. This is always a good thing to attempt. Sometimes, your system might be on the fritz, especially if it has a central computer. Restart the system and test it out to see if the problem persists.
- Close your furnace door. Many furnace systems have an automatic shut-off function if the door is open, and maybe it has opened slightly over time. This is a safety feature. If your furnace isn’t producing any heat, open the door up and fully shut it.
- Check thermostat problems. The thermostat is a common area of pain for homeowners. A malfunctioning thermostat can prevent your system from turning on and other issues. If your thermostat appears to be working, make sure your temperature settings haven’t been adjusted. That could be your issue.
- Install a new filter in your heating or cooling system. If the air coming out of your vents and ducts seems weaker lately, humid, or dusty, it could simply be a filter problem. Filters are not overly expensive. Go check your filter to see if it’s clogged. If it is, a new filter could go a long way. It can be complex to replace the filters yourself, so be sure to call us and we’ll help you do it.
- Check vents for obstructions. Blockages in your airway could be your problem. However, it might not be possible for you to get a good look at the inside of your vents. If that is the case, please get in touch with our team.
- Turn off AC. If your air conditioner has been on consistently for a few months and suddenly it is not working as it should. Turn it off for a day, turn it back on and see if it works. Some components may have frozen from consistent use.
- Check your wiring. If your wiring looks like it’s been gnawed by mice, maybe it has. Your system can’t run without a good electrical connection, so if your wiring seems frayed, give our team a call.
What to Expect When You Call Our HVAC Company
Some HVAC system problems can be solved on your own, but if the tips mentioned above aren’t helping you, we think you should call us.
Diagnosing HVAC issues can be simple in some cases. In others, quite difficult. As professionals aware of all the potential dangers of fixing your HVAC, we must recommend you call us for all your issues – but the truth is, if you follow the eight protocols listed above, you’ll know for certain whether to contact us or not.
When you do give us a call, you can expect the friendly voice of an HVAC professional who will ask you useful questions to get on the same page as you about your problem and schedule an appointment with you.
What You Can Expect When We Replace Your HVAC Unit
Once the appointment date has rolled around, you can expect our team of professionals to show up on time.
Once you welcome us into your home and show us the problem, we might keep you around to ask a few cursory questions about your experience, but we will get to work from there.
You can expect our team to stay focused on the job, make a detailed report of their findings, and talk to you about them before starting the repair. If we decide that a replacement is necessary, you can expect it in a timely fashion and for us to handle it carefully and install it correctly.
Call Us if You Have Air Quality Concerns
The quality of the air flowing around your house is a concern that we understand. Being anxious about whether the air in your home is safe to breathe, by our estimation, is a concern that should be dealt with right away.
There could be a problem if you notice any foul odors, dusty smells, or overtly humid air. Give us a call in any of those cases.
You should pay attention to the way your HVAC system is functioning. Even if you’ve only had a few passing thoughts about the state of your system, call our team for an inspection.