HVAC systems can last up to 20 years if well maintained, but some repairs and services are inevitable throughout their life span. While you might consider trying to fix any problems that arise on your own, HVAC services should only be performed by experienced technicians. If you experience any of these situations, call an HVAC company for help.
3 Reasons You Need HVAC Service
1. High Utility Costs
Your HVAC system runs year-round, and if you begin to experience higher than usual energy costs, your heating and cooling equipment could be to blame. When HVAC units lose efficiency, there could be numerous causes, such as dirty filters, air leaks in your ductwork, or equipment that has reached the end of its life.
2. Routine Maintenance
Routine maintenance keeps your HVAC system running efficiently and extends its life. A technician should inspect and test your entire system, clean or change filters, tighten connections, and clean outdoor units at least once a year. Failure to hire a certified technician for routine maintenance can also void the warranty of your HVAC system.
3. Strange Sounds or Odors
You’re likely accustomed to the sounds your HVAC unit makes during operation, so if any unusual noises occur, have your system inspected as soon as possible. Clanking, buzzing, and banging can indicate loose connections or problems with the fan. Similarly, any unusual smells coming from your air ducts should be checked quickly. Burning and metallic odors can mean the wiring is faulty.
If you need a professional technician’s help, contact us at Jon’s Plumbing & Heating. Based in Mount Vernon, OH, our Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Contractors™ have more than 20 years of experience in HVAC services. Specializing in air conditioning installation and repair, they also provide routine HVAC maintenance and are an Armstrong Air® dealer. Call (740) 520-2312 or visit them online to schedule an HVAC service appointment.