To run properly and at peak efficiency, your heating and cooling system requires regular maintenance. You should have your both your air conditioning system and your furnace inspected and serviced annually by a professional HVAC technician and be sure to change your filters regularly. Keeping up on maintenance and repairs will help your system operate more efficiently and last for years to come. Learn how to service an air conditioner.
Moore & Russell Heating & Air Conditioning share some signs to look for that might indicate a repair is needed.
You’ve noticed a spike in your utility bills.
This is the first indicator that your HVAC system is not running as efficiently as it used to. If you’ve noticed your utility bills slowly creeping up, or that they’re much higher this winter compared to last and you haven’t adjusted the thermostat at all, it means that your system is working much harder to heat or cool your home than it used to.
It’s more difficult to keep your home comfortable.
Is your home no longer as comfortable as it used to be? Maybe you’re too hot in the summer and it seems you’re always turning up the thermostat in the winter to warm up. That could mean that your system is running inefficiently or that there is a problem with the blower and it’s not able to move the warm or cool air through your house properly.
You hear strange sounds when the furnace or AC kicks in.
Typically, you shouldn’t really notice when your furnace or air conditioner is running. You should be used to the subtle background noise, but that can quickly change if there is a problem with either the cooling or the heating system. If you hear banging, metallic rubbing or whistling noises it is a clear sign that something is not right and you should call for HVAC repair.
You notice unusual smells.
If you detect a burning smell when your HVAC system is running, it could indicate an issue with the electrical wiring or that the unit or wiring is overheating. If this is the case, shut off the system and call an HVAC company right away to repair it. You might also smell mildew or notice a lot of dust in your home. This could mean that you have dirty ducts that need to be cleaned.
Heating & Air Conditioning in Vancouver
Moore & Russell Heating & Air Conditioning specializes in all aspects of the HVAC industry, including service, residential replacements, new construction projects, as well as commercial products and services. They install and service forced air furnaces, central air conditioners, heat pumps, ductless split air conditioners and heat pumps, water heaters, zoning, HRVs and more. They can customize your system to meet your family’s needs and include new controls & indoor air quality products to help you stay comfortable year-round. All systems are covered by manufacturer’s warranties as well as a 3rd party labour warranty for your family’s peace of mind.
They service all areas of the lower mainland 24/7 365 days a year from the Fraser Valley to West Vancouver. Make your home more efficient and comfortable. Contact Moore & Russell Heating & Air Conditioning today!