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How Do You Know When Your HVAC System is Going Bad?

How Do You Know When Your HVAC System is Going Bad?

Many homeowners have been there before; they think their HVAC system is up and running as it should be and then all of a sudden, right when they need it most, it stops working. This can be extremely frustrating, especially if you need a major repair or a complete replacement.

While many times, these HVAC breakdowns can seem to come completely out of the blue, there are a few signs to look for that can let you know that your unit may be going bad.

  • You are experiencing slow air flow. If an HVAC unit is slowing down, there is a reason behind it. You will want an expert to come in and give you proper diagnosis.
  • Your thermostat is off.  If your thermostat is telling you one temperature, but your house definitely feels like a completely different temp, then call a repair professional. Many times, it is the HVAC system, not the thermostat that needs repairing.
  • Your system is leaking. Leaks can happen both indoors and outdoors, and they can be complicated to diagnose and fix. Always make sure you call in a professional when you notice leaks like this.
  • You are experiencing fluctuations in humidity. If you have noticed that the air inside your home is super humid, then your system may be in need of some repairs. Typically, indoor humidity has nothing to do with the weather conditions outside, it has to do with your HVAC unit. This can happen when it is cold, or hot, out. Either way, it is a sign for a repair.
  • Bad Odors. If you notice a consistent bad smell in the home, such as something that is rotten or burning, it may actually be an indicator of an AC issue. If the smell lingers and you aren’t suere where it is coming from, call an HVAC professional

If you notice any of these signs or signals, make sure to call an expert HVAC company right away. You don’t want to wait until the coldest day of the year to have your system break down on you. Texas Pride Heating and Air can come to your property right away and give you a complete estimate on repairs, or replacement if necessary. We can also help you get on a maintenance plan that can help extend the life of your HVAC unit. Simply contact us today to find out more about what we can do to stay on top of all of your HVAC needs.