3 Indicators That You Might Need HVAC Repair For The First-Time Homeowner

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Although it is easy to assume that when your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system develops an issue, the symptoms will be obvious and hard to miss, the truth is that those indicators can be quite subtle. Unfortunately, those indicators can often be so subtle that if you are unsure what to look for, you might miss them...which can then lead to more expensive and extensive problems. Therefore, it is a good idea to be aware of the following information so that when an issue develops, you know what to look for and can respond accordingly.

Unexpected, Unexplained And Unpleasant Smells

One common issue seen today in newer homes relates to how airtight the home is. Specifically, it makes sense that providing adequate insulation is essential to avoid wasting treated air, as its movements through invisible cracks and crevices can be very expensive and wasteful. However, a home that is exceptionally airtight will often not permit the air to move about within the house as it should, thus permitting the growth of mold.

Although mold that appears in your bathroom or that stems from an abandoned plate can frequently be quick to acknowledge and remediate,  finding mold that is hiding within the HVAC system is not as simple. Therefore, if you keep a clean home and you are sure that the unpleasant cannot be attributed to a pet accident or if the smell worsens when the HVAC system is in use, it's best to have the unit inspected by a professional as soon as possible.

High Energy Costs

It can also be easy to overlook higher cooling and heating costs as a new homeowner, since you might not yet be familiar with the normal fluctuations of the system from one season to the next. However, it is important to note that the modern HVAC system is known to be quite efficient. As a result, unless you can account for a much higher bill one month for some other reason, an unusually high bill might be evidence that the unit is working harder than it needs to.

Therefore, you should also arrange for a trusted HVAC expert, like Soco Air Conditioning, to inspect the unit as soon as you can, both to address the issue itself and prevent another unnecessarily high bill.

In conclusion, an HVAC system is a complicated unit. lf even a single aspect of it malfunctions, you may find that the entire system does not work as well or as efficiently as it should. Therefore, it is important for every homeowner to consider the above indicators of a developing issue to avoid the hassle and expense associated with exacerbated issues. 

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7 June 2017

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