Life gets busy and we sometimes let things around the house go, whether by mistake or intentional. Although life certainly has many demands, maintaining the home is imperative, especially the HVAC unit. The heating and air conditioning unit works nearly year-round, which causes rapid wear and tear in some situations. Never ignore the following HVAC warning signs that suggest it’s time to call a Bucks County heater repair company before bigger troubles occur.
1. Increase in Energy Costs
It is normal for energy bills to increase throughout the year. Winter typically accounts for higher bills each month. However, if you notice drastic increases in energy costs or the increases occur without rhyme or reason, the unit may not be performing efficiently. Call a Bucks County heater repair company right away.
2. Poor Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality affects our health and well-being. If the air quality in our homes is poor, we feel the effects! Typically indoor air quality is worse than outdoor air quality, especially for smokers. Poor air quality may also be the result of an improperly working HVAC unit. Signs that indicate poor indoor air quality in your home include eye and nose irritation, cough, headaches, airway infections, and musty odors. Call a repairman for an indoor air quality test and improvements.
3. Bad Odors
Any unusual smells coming from the HVAC unit could indicate trouble. Bad odors especially concern HVAC experts who know the smell often means trouble. A rotten egg smell can indicate a natural gas leak. A burning smell usually indicates that something is on fire. Moldy, musty smells indicate a problem with this fungus. Once again, time to call a Bucks County heater repair company at the first sign of trouble.
4. Strange Noises
Never ignore strange noises coming from the HVAC unit. Grinding, squealing, and squeaking noises suggest a problem. Finding the source of the problem is essential once you hear the noises. This is best done with help from a professional who knows what to look for and exactly what all those strange noises are trying to tell you.
5. Water Puddles
Any water accumulation around the HVAC unit should be investigated immediately. Even small amounts of water pooling or puddles are abnormal and may damage the unit, the walls, and floors, or other areas of the home.
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