It’s no secret that a well-functioning HVAC system is essential for keeping your home comfortable. A malfunctioning system, on the other hand, can quickly turn even the comfiest home into an uncomfortable environment. Fortunately, just like with most home equipment, your system has a way of letting you know it requires repairs or a tune-up. Knowing the warning signs can help you determine when to call a technician, saving you money in the long run.
1. STRANGE NOISES
One of the most common warning signs you need to call a repair expert is strange noises from your system. Among the most common are loud rattling, clanking, or squeaking sounds. Any of these noises may indicate a problem. It may be loose components that need tightening or worn-out parts that need replacing. Sometimes it could be an electrical problem, resulting in a fire hazard. We recommend you turn off your system to protect it from more damage and ensure your family’s safety if you suspect an issue. You can then contact a professional who will assess and fix the problem.
2. HIGH ENERGY BILLS
The last thing you want is high energy bills resulting from a problem that a HVAC technician could have easily fixed. While a higher bill is not a guarantee that there’s an HVAC problem, it’s a sign that you should get your system checked out. If a component is broken, worn out, or damaged, your system works harder and for long hours to get the job done.
This can also happen if your system filters are clogged. Before reaching out to an expert, try replacing the filters. If the problem doesn’t disappear, your system or the thermostat is most likely the issue. You can reach out to Loren’s Heating and Air experts to determine the source of the problem.
3. INCONSISTENT TEMPERATURE
If one or more rooms in your house feel significantly colder or warmer than the rest, you may have an HVAC issue. Moreover, if your whole house in Salem, OR feels cold during winter even though your system has been running, it indicates system inefficiency. Remember, it’s better to catch a minor issue early than to let it turn into a big problem that could seriously damage your system.
CONTACT A PROFESSIONAL
At Loren’s Heating and Air, located in Salem, Oregon, we’ve been providing heating and cooling services to our customers since 1973 and look forward to assisting you with your HVAC needs. In addition, we are indoor air quality experts and install fireplace inserts.
Contact us today if you have noticed any of the warning signs above or need any other HVAC service.