5 Signs It’s Time for Some HVAC Repair & Maintenance

5 Signs It’s Time for Some HVAC Repair & Maintenance

If your Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) system fails at the wrong time of year in Texas, you tend to realize it in a hurry. Routine repair and maintenance are a must for areas that deal with extreme summertime temperatures! If you notice any of the following problems with your system, it may be time to call the HVAC Austin TX pros at Christianson Air Conditioning & Plumbing.

  1. Warm Air

There’s nothing quite like turning on the AC on a hot, muggy Texas day and having warm air flowing out of the vents. Yikes! That’s usually a sign that your AC unit’s Freon levels have fallen too low, or the compressor has failed. Turning the system off and back on again won’t make a difference. It’s time for a repair service if you have warm air coming out.

  1. Strange Odors

A strange odor coming from your HVAC vents can sometimes be an emergency situation. If the smell is musty or moldy, that’s an obvious sign that you’ve got a mold problem. That can lead to respiratory problems, asthma attacks and other serious health issues, so it needs to be dealt with quickly. If a “burnt wire” smell is coming from the vent, that’s another problem that needs to be address. The wire insulation may have burned out or may be starting to burn out.

  1. Strange Sounds

If you’ve lived with the same HVAC system for a while, you’ve probably learned to tune its regular, quiet sounds out. But if it starts making a clanking, grinding or squealing sound, that’s a big problem that requires a service repair. Your best bet is to probably just shut it off until a tech can arrive for emergency repairs. Leaving the HVAC system on while it’s making those sounds can lead to even worse (and more expensive) damage to the system. Call Christianson Air Conditioning & Plumbing right away!

  1. Weak Airflow

If your AC is making it cooler in your home, but not cool enough, that can be a sign that something is wrong. You may notice that some rooms are cooler than others as well. It could be a problem with the system’s compressor, or you may have some ducts that need to be cleaned out.

  1. Big Temperature Differences Between Rooms

If one room is a lot cooler than another, that’s probably an issue with your HVAC system’s thermostat. A problem with the thermostat can leave one room much warmer or cooler than another, so it needs a service repair to be fixed.

The one thing you don’t want to do if you notice one of these problems is wait to call for help. Having a great, fully-functioning HVAC system is a must in Austin, especially during the summer months. Call for an HVAC Austin TX technician to come and service your system at (512) 246-5400 if you notice any of these issues!

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