A good heating and cooling setup should quietly run in the background, evenly condition the air in your home in relation to the setting on the thermostat, and should not cost you an arm and leg every month. If this doesn’t sound like your HVAC unit, you might be experiencing some underlying problems. HVAC maintenance issues can range from minor tweaks to full replacements. In almost all cases, the sooner you call your Indianapolis HVAC contractors, the easier (and cheaper) the problem will be to fix. After all, most HVAC units don’t go from 100 percent to flooding your basement overnight. Keep an eye, ear, and nose on your heating and cooling units, and be sure to contact us at the first sign of a problem.
The best way to prevent a major HVAC blowout is to make sure you are having regular maintenance performed. Just like humans need to go to the doctor for checkups to make sure nothing is wrong, HVAC units need to be tuned up by a licensed HVAC technician. To schedule a tune-up, get in touch with our HVAC repair technicians today! Otherwise, keep reading to learn more about some major warning signs you should not ignore when it comes to a heating and air conditioning system.
HVAC Warning Signs You Can’t Ignore
- Weird Smells: The worst HVAC related smell you can experience is a rotten egg or sulfur smell — not because it smells bad, but because it can be a sign of a dangerous propane or natural gas leak. These gases are naturally odorless, but companies add smelly chemicals so homeowners can be alerted to any concerning leaks. Be sure to call your gas company immediately and vacate your home or business if you smell a gas leak. Other HVAC-related smells can include musty odors, which can be a result of mold in your air ducts due to a malfunctioning HVAC unit. You might also smell burning electrical odors, which can result if there is an issue with the motor or another electrical piece of your furnace or air conditioning unit.
- Banging, Buzzing, Clanging, Clicking, Clinking, Grinding, Squeaking, Or Other Noises: HVAC units are not supposed to make suspicious noises. These can be the result of a mechanical part that has been dislodged or broken, such as a fan or crankshaft. Odd sounds can also be a sign of debris in your indoor or outdoor unit, loose parts, dirty coils, or other problems. If your unit is making a screaming or screeching sound, it is possible there is a serious and dangerous issue and thus should be considered an HVAC emergency. Shut off your unit immediately (make sure you know how to do this before a problem arises) and call your local HVAC contractor.
- Extra Hot Or Extra Cold Rooms: Is one room always freezing while another never seems to cool down? This could be a sign that something is amiss with your heating and cooling system. In most cases, this is the result of a poorly designed system for the home, or ducts that were poorly installed. Our HVAC contractors can recommend ways to fix this problem. If your HVAC unit is getting close to the end of its lifespan, this might be a good time to install an entirely new system that is better designed for your needs.
- Puddles Around HVAC Unit: Puddles anywhere in or near your home are never a good sign. Water pooling near your heating or cooling unit can be a sign of a drainage problem, a clogged line, or issues with the condensate pump. Whether you find a small puddle or your entire basement is flooded, be sure to get in touch with your heating and cooling specialist to address the issue, as this isn’t something that is likely to resolve itself. What starts as a small leak can easily turn into a costly flood if not taken care of.
Choose Robinson Mechanical For HVAC Repair And Maintenance
We are proud to serve Indianapolis and the surrounding counties with unparalleled HVAC repair and maintenance services. If your furnace or air conditioning unit is making any weird sounds, smells, or doing anything else out of the ordinary, be sure to call us right away. Of course, we are available 24/7/365 for emergency HVAC repair if you are seeing something that could be harmful to you or your home. We always recommend storing the numbers of your gas company and a few emergency HVAC companies in your phone for those times when pressing issues arise, and you can count on us to be here for you when they do. If you are smelling a gas leak or your HVAC unit is smoking, don’t be afraid to call your local fire department, either, if you feel like you do not have the situation under control. Make sure to get in touch with us for a tune-up where we can check for any red flags and take care of them right away!