Your home's HVAC needs frequent maintenance so it runs efficiently and safely. You may not feel comfortable working on your HVAC other than changing the filter when it's needed. That's why you should call an HVAC contractor in a timely manner for routine maintenance as well as repairs. Servicing your HVAC on time can prevent damage to your system and home. Here are some times to call an HVAC contractor for help.
When Your Smart Thermostat Is Sending You Alerts
One way to monitor the performance and status of your HVAC is with a thermostat that notifies you when the HVAC is out of the set ranges for temperature and humidity. The problem might be a simple fix you can do yourself, but if you don't understand why your HVAC isn't cooling or heating as well as it usually does, then you should call for a professional to take a look. The problem could be dust building up inside the HVAC or a part wearing down. There could be restricted airflow in the system or a duct might be leaking. Finding the problem quickly will prevent the waste of energy that drives up your energy bills.
When Your HVAC Keeps Tripping The Electrical Panel
If you find the circuit to your HVAC flipped off, you'll probably flip it back on to see if the system starts working properly. However, if the circuit flips back off, there could be a problem with the wiring in your HVAC or electrical panel. This could potentially cause a fire, so you want to leave the HVAC turned off and call an HVAC contractor for help.
When Your HVAC Makes Weird Noises
You don't have to know a lot about HVAC equipment to tell when something isn't right. Your system may have difficulty keeping the temperature in your home comfortable, it may not run at all, it may cycle on and off quickly, or it may run but make weird noises. When you hear screeching or clanking noises coming from the HVAC, you should probably shut it down and call for professional help. When bearings go out or blades bang against metal, they'll make unusual noises that won't stop until repairs have been made.
When It's Time To Buy And Install A New HVAC
You definitely want the help of an HVAC contractor when you want to replace your old system. Determining the correct size isn't always easy, but the right size is essential for your comfort during the hold and cold seasons of the year. The contractor will examine your home and check things like your insulation and windows to determine the best size. Going on square footage alone isn't always the best guide. Once the equipment is chosen, you'll want to have it professionally installed so it operates efficiently and safely for years to come.