If you have a combined heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system or if you have separate systems, there are some things that you should look for to determine if you need heating and cooling services. There are many different problems that can arise from a faulty HVAC system. Here are a few things to look for.
Room Temperature Air
One sign of a problem is if the air coming out of your heating or air conditioner is room temperature. The first thing that you should do is check the thermostat. Make sure that the thermostat is set to “heat” or “cool” and not set to “fan.” If it’s on “fan,” it will only blow air but will not condition it. Then make sure that the thermostat is set to a desirable temperature. If all of these things have been done but it still doesn’t work, you need to call professionals.
If your HVAC system is not normally very loud but it has become louder and louder recently, you could have a problem on your hands. The HVAC system has many moving parts regardless of what kind of system you have. If you have a system that uses a boiler, the noises could be very dangerous because they could indicate that boiling water might soon escape from the pipes.
If you are hearing loud noises, you need to call for heating and cooling services immediately. Don’t expect them to get better all on their own.
An air conditioner can actually freeze up if you work it too hard. A heater can overheat. Either one will cause the system to malfunction and stop functioning. Typically, you can remedy this by running the fan for an hour or so. If this happens repeatedly, though, you need to call professionals.