4 Signs of an Inefficient HVAC System

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If you’re concerned that your Fairbury, IL, AC system might not operate well throughout the rest of the summer, then it’s time to take action to fix the situation. Discover the various signs that indicate it’s time to have a tune-up or service call completed on your HVAC system.

Odd HVAC Odors

Do you notice odd odors coming out of your HVAC system’s vents? Here are some odors to pay attention to:

  • Rotten egg smells
  • Electrical odors
  • Gas smells

Electrical odors signal that something might be overheating, and rotten egg odors indicate a potential natural or LP gas leak. This is a great time to call in a technician to perform the necessary AC repairs that will prevent these issues from becoming worse.

HVAC Cycling On and Off Frequently

Pay close attention to whether your air conditioning unit is cycling on and off constantly. It’s normal to turn on more frequently when it’s very hot outside. However, it shouldn’t do this during cooler parts of the day.

Strange Noises

It’s time to get your system serviced when you hear odd noises during operation. These are examples of sounds that you don’t want to hear coming from within your HVAC system:

  • Rattling
  • Squealing
  • Grinding

These noises indicate that parts have become loose or belts need to be replaced. Get these problems fixed immediately. Waiting to do so will only result in bigger AC repair issues in the future.

Poor Airflow

Poor airflow is a problem that you’ll want to have checked out right away. Poor air flow could indicate a serious leak in your ductwork and your cool air could be leaking into your attic. As a result your system will work hard to cool your house without being effective. Your energy bill will also increase dramatically. Your home’s indoor air quality will suffer also suffer is dust and debris from your attic is getting into your ductwork and being blown into your home.

Are you noticing these problems with your HVAC system? Contact our friendly Popejoy Inc. representatives today so that we can schedule your tune-up appointment. We’ll make sure your AC unit keeps you and your family comfortable all summer long.

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