Signs of HVAC System Failure
Sept 20, 2021 9:48 PM PST
There is nothing worse than realizing your HVAC system needs help. Paying attention to early signs of failure can help you avoid costly emergency repairs in the future.
Here are some early signs to pay attention to:
Energy Bills and Repairs are Increasing
Take notice of fluctuations in your energy bills. A significant spike in costs can be a clear indication that the system is working harder to meet your needs. Constant repairs or short-term fixes are also an early sign of system failure.
It No Longer Turns On
This is a clear indication of system failure. If the unit is more than 15 years old, and is no longer turning on, it may be more cost effective in the long term to replace the entire AC unit instead of trying to repair it.
You Hear Strange Noises During Operation
In some situations, you will notice the system failing simply by the noises it’s making. This is common when the system is in operation or when the system in starting up. This is a good time to schedule the AC tune-up you need to potentially prevent a total failure. A tune up can keep your system healthy.
Excessive Dust in the Furnace
When the unit gets older, it will begin to spew out dust. This is an indication that it is wearing down and needs some attention.
It is wise in each of these situations to have a professional out to examine your system. This may help you avoid replacing it too soon.
Call us today at (818) 322-0925 to discuss your options.