The thing is, while it helps to know a great HVAC repair technician, not all HVAC repairs call for a service request to that technician. Simple repairs, such as changing air filters and calibrating your thermostat can be done by most homeowners without much risk involved. At most, they might require skimming through an instruction manual from the HVAC unit’s manufacturer.
However, most serious HVAC problems will call for a professional. In fact, considering you may be dealing with gas lines and wires, can be potentially dangerous for those who don’t have the experience or technical know-how. So how can you tell when it’s appropriate to call in professional help? Here are a few common reasons.
Unit Won’t Start
This is the most obvious reason to call an HVAC repair technician. Especially when it’s cold or hot outside, no one wants to go for extended periods of time without working HVAC. It may be an issue with the thermostat, so you should check that first. However, if the cause isn’t immediately obvious, your best bet is to call an HVAC technician. It may be that the unit has broken down and needs to be replaced, or that there’s a part that’s been damaged. Your HVAC technician can tell you whether this is a problem that’s likely to need replacement or if it can be fixed with a repair.
Water inside your HVAC unit isn’t unusual. In fact, it’s part of the process. Air conditioning units need to turn the air from outside into a liquid before turning it back into cool, conditioned air. However, if your air conditioning unit is leaking water, you may have an underlying problem. Again, it may not be immediately obvious what the causes is, and rather than attempting to open up the air conditioning unit yourself, the best plan is to call a professional and possibly put in a service request.
Sometimes we get used to certain noises from our air conditioning units or furnaces. It could be something as simple as the sound of air moving through the vents or of the furnace roaring to life when you first turn it on. However, some noises, like rattling or high-pitched whining, shouldn’t just fade into the background. In fact, most of the time you shouldn’t hear much from your HVAC units. If you do, contact your HVAC repair technician.
Preventative maintenance isn’t an active repair job (unless the technician finds something that needs repair), but it may reduce the amount of maintenance requests you have to make throughout the year. Preventative maintenance is a yearly or twice yearly check-up from an HVAC expert to ensure that everything is running smoothly with your HVAC system. While HVAC inspections check the function of the units, preventative maintenance covers the finer details that you might not even notice: all the coils, filters, and calibration. We also check for mold and mildew that could create a pesky indoor air quality issue in the future.
Think you might need repairs for your HVAC unit? We can help. Make a service request with Air Solutions in Bryan-College Station today for more information.