Things tend to break down when they’re needed the most. Which begs the question: is your system ready for the months ahead? Don’t get caught in the dead of summer or an icy New Jersey winter without your system in tip-top shape. Look for these signs of a failing system:
1. There’s a strange smell in your vents.
This could be a sign of burned hardware or a buildup of mold.
2. The unit is making unusual noises.
If your unit is making noise, contact Heating Specialties right away. Noises may be caused by broken parts that can result in costly repairs if not handled immediately.
3. You have high utility bills.
Your rising utility bill may be a result of something other than the rising summer temperatures. If your unit hasn’t been properly maintained, it can cause you may experience higher-than-normal energy costs.
4. The air isn’t flowing.
More often than not, a lack of airflow is the result of a clogged filter. However, it can also be the result of blocked ductwork.
5. The air isn’t cold.
There are a wide variety of problems that can cause warm air to blow through your vents, but the most common include: low refrigerant, faulty thermostats, and bad compressors.
6. You purchased your system prior to 2004.
Most systems begin to deteriorate after ten years, but major issues strum up at the 15-year mark.
7. Heating Specialties has done numerous repairs for you.
Outdated systems can’t be saved, no matter how talented the technician. If you’ve recently undergone a string of repairs with no change in performance, it’s a strong indicator that you’re ready for an upgrade.
8. Some rooms are cold, but some rooms are too hot.
It could be a system malfunction, dirty ductwork, or inadequate insulation.
9. There’s dust everywhere.
If you wipe down your home and dust appears the next day, then you may have a problem with the coil in your cooling equipment.
10. Your system ranks low on Home Energy Yardstick.
Home Energy Yardstick by Energy Star will tell you just how much of your bill is coming from your system. Once you see how much you can save with a new system, you’ll be dialing our number to get a replacement!
How many signs does your heating and cooling system show? It just takes one to prove you’re due for a replacement. Call our talented HVAC technicians today to learn more about your replacement options, potential savings, and our 100% satisfaction guarantee (866) 923-2653.