There is nothing worse than turning on your air conditioner or heating system for the first time after moving into your new home, and you notice various issues. A thorough home inspection will help catch some of those issues whether they are major or minor, you want those issues to be diagnosed right away. Learn more about these issues by continuing on from our part 1, about the different signs that point to getting your HVAC checked.
Your Air Conditioner Is Too Loud
If you notice a strange banging noise coming from your AC or an unusual noise coming from your furnace, you should not ignore it. If you notice you have to raise your voice over your air conditioner in order to be heard, there could be a much larger internal issue such as coils or other parts of your equipment. All of these unexplained noises could be symptoms of a larger issue that should be addressed earlier to avoid serious breakdowns that can be costly.
Frequent, Recurring Problems and Repairs
Often times, you will notice that your HVAC system doesn’t break down completely. Instead, they have issues sporadically and encounter frequent issues that resolve themselves for a short period of time with minor repairs. If this sounds like something that happens to you, then that could mean your system is near the end of its life. Make sure to schedule a heating or cooling system tune-up to allow a professional technician to take a deeper look into your system to determine the best course of action.
There’s a Strange Smell Coming out of the HVAC System
There’s nothing worse than turning on your AC and notice a strange smell emitting from it. The best way to determine if this is a serious issue or not is to recognize these five common smells that you might notice from an HVAC system.
- Electrical Odors: This is the most common odors, and this specific smell has a variety of causes. For example, it could mean bad wiring, or the motor is burning out. This needs to be examined by a professional right away because your home could be at risk of a fire.
- Rotten Eggs: This is probably the most dangerous smells because it could potentially mean that it’s experiencing a natural gas leak. If you’re noticing this smell, make sure to give your local fire department right away.
- Gas Smell: Sometimes when you turn your furnace on for the first time in a long time, it will smell like burning gas. This odor is just dust in your ductwork burning off now that the heater is being turned back on. Give it a few minutes, and you will notice it fading away once the dust decreases.
- Mold or Must: This doesn’t necessarily mean there’s an issue with your HVAC system, but it does mean that there is a moisture issue in your ductwork. To fix this odor, you will need to fully clean the duct system with the help of an HVAC professional.
- Oil: If this smell is coming from your HVAC, this could mean multiple causes, some that can be minor, but some that need to be fixed ASAP. Once you notice this smell you will need to diagnose the issue by calling an HVAC professional.
If you notice any of these issues, it’s time to get a home inspection from a professional to check for issues from not only your HVAC system but your entire home. Give us a call at the Homeinex Corporation to set up an appointment.