You probably do not spend a lot of time thinking about your HVAC system. As long as it is well maintained and keeps you comfortable, there really is no reason to. When something goes wrong, however, you may be facing potentially dangerous situations. Here are four HVAC problems that should have you dialing the number of your friendly heating & air conditioning specialist.
- Sudden influx of dust. A little bit of dust is common in your home. When you suddenly realize that there is more dust than usual on the furniture, you may be looking at a filtration problem in your HVAC system. If even a filter change does not fix the issue, contact the pros for a closer look.
- Abrupt rise in energy costs. Even if you do not have the latest heating and cooling equipment on the market and your energy consumption is a bit higher, for this reason, consider a sudden spike in energy usage a warning. Energy Star experts reveal that duct leakage can result in a 15 percent energy loss. Improper airflow and refrigerant levels cause additional losses totaling three percent and four percent respectively. This is a case for the professionals.
- Burning smell. There should never be a sudden burning odor that permeates your home. Shut off your furnace right away and call the experts.
- Electrical smell. Is there an unpleasant odor that smells faintly of burning plastic? Turn off the unit and call the pros. You may be dealing with the first hints of a developing electrical fire hazard.
When your HVAC system presents you with problems, or even if you are not sure that what you smell is a potential problem in the making, contact us for an appointment. Our technicians ensure that you and your family can safely use the unit and be comfortable in the home.