Anyone living in Las Vegas, Nevada, knows the importance of having an efficient HVAC system. Of course, life happens. While we all want our homes to feel comfortable, we sometimes put the little things on the back burner. That can lead to major issues, though. Here are six things you should never ignore when it comes to your HVAC system:
Reduced Airflow or Air Quality
Whether or not allergies are a big concern in your household, everyone wants to know that their indoor air quality is acceptable. The great news is that your HVAC system can be your best friend when it comes to keeping your home’s air clean. But that’s only if you don’t have a clogged air filter. A dirty filter won’t just reduce air quality, It can also reduce air low and even impact the overall efficiency of your system. Aim to change your HVAC system’s filter every 90 days. If you have pets or suffer from allergies or asthma, change it every month.
If you ever notice an unusual smell coming from your HVAC system, call a professional right away. A rotten egg smell is usually a sign of a natural gas leak. An electrical or burning smell can also present a health and safety hazard, including the risk of fire. A damp, musty smell could mean there’s biological growth in the system. No matter what, you’ll want a professional find and fix the source of the smell to prevent other problems.
Is your HVAC system making strange noises? Clunking, bumping, and other strange noises coming from your system are likely signs that something is wrong. You could have a loose part, broken belt or something more serious. In any case, it’s best to call in a professional to check your system out. When functioning properly, your HVAC system should run quiet and work without disturbing anyone in your home.
If you notice puddles of water around your HVAC unit, you need to do more than clean it up. It doesn’t matter if the puddle is big or small; you should always have system leaks addressed right away because they can do much more than just harm your HVAC system. The water accumulation can also damage your floors and other items in your home. As a result, it can lead to costly damage and repairs.
Increasing Energy Costs
If your energy bill is gradually going up even as your usage stays about the same, that’s a sign that your system could be suffering from inefficiency. If the weather, gas rates and your usage have stayed the same but your energy bill is still increasing, you need to have your system looked over by a professional. They can help figure out what’s causing the system to run less efficiently. As a result, they can restore efficiency.
An Aging System
Preventive maintenance can go a long way in extending the life of your HVAC system. But you should have your system serviced and checked more frequently as it ages. More than likely, you’ll gradually begin to experience reduced efficiency and more issues with your system as it becomes older. If your system is more than 10 years old, start thinking about a replacement. As a result, you’ll avoid frequent repairs and the associated costs.
If your system is beginning to present a lot of issues, it may be time to consider an upgrade. Why not talk to the professionals at Sun Country Heating & Cooling? Give us a call today at 702-534-3375 to schedule a consultation. We’ll help you find an HVAC system that matches your budget and home’s comfort demands.
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