Your air conditioner can provide you with the reprieve you need throughout
the summer, but a broken unit will only offer frustration. It helps to
have an idea of what to look for so that you can keep your
HVAC appliances in top shape all year long. Read on for help in troubleshooting
an HVAC maintenance problem.
Higher Energy Bills
Unless you change your habits or your HVAC appliance drops in efficiency,
your energy bills should be relatively predictable. If they seem to be
increasing for no apparent reason, however, you may want to evaluate the
way you have been caring for your appliances. Furnaces and air conditioners
have filters that prevent dust and debris from being circulated through
your home. These filters will eventually become saturated, at which point
they must be changed. Your appliances must work harder to force air through
dirty filters, causing your electric bills to rise.
Uneven Heating and Cooling
There are a few steps you can take if you notice that some rooms in your
home are warmer or cooler than others. First, take a look at your air
vents and check their condition. Clean them out if they are dirty, and
make sure you do not have any furniture blocking them. You can also insulate
your attic in order to contain the heated or cooled air that your HVAC
system pumps into your home. Call a professional to see if your air ducts
are leaking or obstructed.
Sounds and Smells
Whenever you hear or smell something out of the ordinary, chances are
there is a problem. HVAC appliances may make banging, popping, or squealing
sounds, and can emit a variety of smells. Since these sounds and odors
can indicate different problems, it is important to have a reliable heating
and air service take a look at your appliances.
If you are having trouble with an HVAC maintenance problem, feel free to contact
Estes Heating and Air Conditioning or visit our website. We specialize in a variety of Atlanta HVAC services
including air conditioner installation, replacements, and repairs. Call
us at (404) 361-6560 for more information.