Your HVAC system is a key component that works actively to keep your house comfortable and safe year ‘round. DIY-minded homeowners can often fix minor problems around their homes, but when it comes to your HVAC system, how do you know when it’s time to call for a technician?
Here are four instances when it’s time to pick up the phone.
- It’s time for your annual tune up.
We’ve written about the powers of an annual tune up before, but in short, an annual tune up will catch any small issues before they have time to become big problems down the road. Just like a car needs regular oil changes, your HVAC system should be inspected annually. You’ll see a reduction in the cost of running your HVAC system and an increased lifespan for your furnace and A/C. Investing in annual check-ups reduces the chance that you’ll need to call an HVAC service tech the rest of the year.
- You’re buying a new house or you’re building an addition.
Just like with an annual tune-up, when you purchase a new home, it’s a good idea to get an HVAC service technician in to take a look. You don’t know the service record of your furnace and A/C up to this point and so your technician can make sure everything is in tip top shape. On the same note, if you’re building an addition onto your home, an HVAC expert can help you determine the best way to expand your heating and cooling systems so that your new room(s) aren’t left out in the cold.
- You notice hot or cold spots around your home.
Sometimes our clients will call because there are cold or hot spots around their home either because the furnace or A/C is working overtime or underperforming. If you walk into a room and notice a temperature shift, it could signal that your HVAC system is not working optimally.
- When something breaks!
If your HVAC system begins making loud noises, leaking fluids, or refuses to turn on or off, it’s time to call in the experts. Savvy homeowners can do small maintenance jobs like changing air filters, but when it’s apparent that something is wrong, only a trained HVAC expert will be able to accurately diagnose and safely repair the problem the first time. Putting a Band-Aid on a serious problem can just inflate your repair bill when you finally do call in the experts.
Climate Control Services has been a trusted member of the Chicago land area for over two decades. We service all types of air conditioners, furnaces, and HVAC systems. If you’re experiencing a problem, call us to book an appointment or get a free estimate.