Your HVAC system is an integral part of keeping your Cabot, Arkansas, home comfortable. It’s important to know how to spot the signs of an improperly functioning HVAC system so you can get it fixed ASAP. Here are three of the most common signs that something is going wrong with your HVAC.
High Utility Bill
A common sign of issues with your HVAC is an abnormally high utility bill. If you haven’t changed any settings on your thermostat and the weather has been constant, your utility bill shouldn’t suddenly skyrocket. It’s perfectly normal for your utility bill to fluctuate throughout the year, but at no point should it suddenly rise. If you’re experiencing this, a good place to start is changing your filter, especially if it’s dirty. Many utility companies allow you to monitor your energy usage throughout the month on their website. Check and see if your usage goes down after changing the filter. If it doesn’t, you may need to contact an HVAC professional.
Noise is more immediately obvious than a high utility bill. Noise indicates that something in the system, usually mechanical, has failed. The sound can range from pinging to banging to squealing to a loud grinding sound. One of the trickiest parts about sounds being the symptom of a larger issue is that their source is a little harder to pinpoint. Since finding the source can involve taking apart and inspecting mechanical components, it’s best to leave this part to the experts.
If your home seems stuffy all of a sudden or you notice poor air circulation, it could be caused by low airflow from your HVAC unit. This is another issue that could potentially be caused by dirty ducts or filter, so check there first. If those are clear, it could be any number of mechanical or electrical issues causing the airflow issues.
Worried about your HVAC? Give Freyaldenhoven Heating and Cooling a call at 501-859-0050 to set up a consultation today.
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