3 Warning Signs of HVAC Trouble
Dealing with an HVAC problem in your Kinston, North Carolina, home is never a fun experience. That’s especially true during the hottest or coldest seasons of the year. Keeping an eye out for potential HVAC warning signs can help you detect possible concerns and get them fixed before they become more serious. Here are three warning signs of HVAC trouble and what to do about them:
The smell of burning in the air will usually cause some concern. But it’s especially worrisome when coming from your HVAC system.
This could indicate an electrical problem that’s causing the wiring to smoke and burn, which could cause a fire. An overheating smell may also mean that the motor is wearing out or being overused. That can cause the entire system to break down and stop functioning. If you smell something burning, shut off the HVAC system and contact one of our service technicians to take a closer look.
Another indicator of an HVAC issue is weak airflow. If the air coming through your vents isn’t cool when you have the AC system running:
- You may be running low on refrigerant.
- The compressor could be going out.
- It might be time to invest in a new HVAC system.
No matter what’s causing the change in airflow, our service technicians can diagnose the issue. We’ll come up with a plan that’ll get air flowing freely again as soon as possible.
High Energy Bills
Although your monthly energy bills will fluctuate between seasons, massive spikes can indicate a potential issue. Poor efficiency is often to blame, which can occur if you’re not changing the filter often enough or your system is struggling to keep up with the needs of your household.
Watch your energy usage to determine why the bills may be going up so quickly. An HVAC service technician can also test the system to figure out what’s causing the energy spike. Change your filter every month to prevent inefficiency. As a result, you’ll help avoid higher energy bills.
At J & J Mechanical, Inc., we offer a variety of HVAC services. Contact us if you notice any of these warning signs by calling 855-800-1341.
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