When Should You Call An HVAC Expert?
Self-reliance, as we all know, feels great. The triumphant feeling when we fix things by ourselves is incomparable. But not everyone’s a technician with a degree and years of experience, so tinkering with your heating and cooling systems may go awry, and when it does it can be dangerous as it may cause some unnecessary accidents.
On the other hand, some have the bad habit of ignoring signs of faultiness in the hopes that by some kind of divine intervention, their HVAC problems will be fixed all by themselves. Leaving issues alone isn’t exactly doing less damage than ineptly fidgeting around DIY-style. Either way, it can possibly result in ridiculously expensive and time-consuming repairs.
Of course, you don’t have to get help every time something is amiss in the same sense you don’t have to rush to the hospital at every wound. However, the following are times when calling in a professional is the best course of action:
Your HVAC System Is Not Managing The Temperature Well
If you notice that your furnace, boiler, or air conditioner doesn’t seem to be putting out heat or cool air as well as it used to, bringing in a licensed technician may be crucial. No matter the unit, if for some reason it’s not working right, this is a clear sign it is best to schedule a visit with an expert from Builders.
The Airflow Is Blocked
Most, if not all, homeowners know that replacing the air filters of their HVAC system should be done regularly so that the airflow will not be obstructed. This is usually very easy but if the airflow is still blocked even if you already replaced the filters, it’s probable that the problem lies much deeper. And it is likely that, in order to thoroughly address the airflow problem, certain parts are required to be dismantled. That is best left to a professional to minimize damages.
Unusual Sounds Can Be Heard
It is natural for your HVAC system to make certain sounds as the air passes through it. However, you might hear clanging, banging, pinging, squeaking, hissing, or any other metallic sounds and that could be an indication that a part is loose, broken, or worn out.
Your HVAC system is bound to function inefficiently if its parts are not in their corresponding place, and if that’s not bad enough, your system will sustain damages and it creates a potentially hazardous situation in your home. An HVAC expert can easily save you from that scenario.
Just like a car, an HVAC system should be checked out every once in a while to locate any brewing problems before they do any actual damage. Routine maintenance will also help prevent spikes in your energy bills. The recommended frequency is once a year at least, but twice before summer and winter is even better so you can be fully prepared for the peak heating and cooling seasons.
Builders Heating and Cooling has been servicing Chicago area residents since 1952, handling everything from new installations to tune-ups & repairs so that your AC system cools efficiently and affordably all spring and summer. Contact us to schedule service today or to get a free estimate.