Your HVAC system should be routinely checked and inspected at least every other year if it’s under ten years old, and every year if it is over ten years old. Of course, there are signs that your system should be checked right away, rather than waiting for your yearly inspection. Here are some signs that you should call L&M Heating and Cooling right away to check your HVAC system.
When you first turn on your furnace for the winter season, a burning or overheating smell for the first 24 hours could be normal, but if it lasts longer than that, it could indicate an issue with the motor or wiring of your HVAC system. Turn off your system and call L&M Heating and Cooling right away.
If you notice a small puddle of water near your air conditioning unit or furnace, it could just be condensation. But a large amount of condensation could indicate a major issue that needs to be addressed by a professional. Excess moisture could cause mold and then you’ll be dealing with an expensive and potentially dangerous issue, so call L&M Heating and Cooling right away to prevent a small problem from causing permanent damage.
If you hear whistling, clanging, buzzing or loud pops coming from your air vents, this could be an indicator of several different issues involving your HVAC system. They could be as minor as a blocked air duct or something major like failing hardware. Either way, it’s best to call the professionals right away to diagnose the problem.
If you notice weak airflow from your vents, first change your air filter. If the problem persists, this could indicate a problem such as a failing compressor. Calling a professional right away can prevent a minor issue from becoming a major one.
If you notice any of these signs, call L&M Heating and Cooling right away to check your HVAC system.