There will be times when some heating and air conditioning issues will involve something simple like removing dirt or debris from coils and filters, a task done without professional help. Then there are other times when a more serious issue emerges and then it is appropriate to call an HVAC service professional. Only an HVAC professional is equipped to resolve major energy system problems because they have the knowledge and skillset to do so.
Here are several instances when you should reach out to your local HVAC service company:
Situations That Call for HVAC Professionals
As heating and cooling equipment generates condensate, and this passes through drain pipes to ensure proper drainage, leaks do occasionally occur. Leaks can happen as a result of clogs or cracks in the drain lines, compromising the HVAC system’s operation. That is the time to contact your helpful and highly skilled field technician at Apollo.
If you detect some sort of malfunction with your HVAC, it could be a problem with your thermostat. You might be able to fix it by checking to make sure it is in the correct comfort mode, or by replacing the batteries. Your manual could assist you in troubleshooting tasks. You should call a professional if these measures don’t solve the thermostat problem.
Your Electric Bills Are Abnormally High
If your exorbitant bills are taking place during the summer because of the air conditioner, you might check the filter. However, there are many possible sources for the increase in your electric bill. These include bad compressor valves, a refrigerant leak, etc. It this occurs in the winter, you could have an outdoor unit that has accumulated a lot of ice, or it might be an issue with the heat pump or even poor efficiency caused by insufficient maintenance.
Unusual noises from the boiler, air conditioner, or heat pump should not be ignored. You should call your HVAC dealer right away. For example, rattling, squealing or banging sounds might signal something is loose inside the equipment. Another possibility is a component is clogged with debris, preventing it from operating correctly. If you do nothing, you risk your HVAC system suddenly breaking down.
You Are Buying a New Home or Expanding Your Current Home
If you are purchasing a new home or expanding your existing house, you should consult with an HVAC tech to make sure you have the right size and specs for your energy system. In order to determine the correct size and HVAC type, an HVAC professional does calculations and relies on their knowledge of HVAC systems and products available.
The danger in selecting a system that is too small is that it will cause extra wear and tear, likely resulting in a shorter lifespan for your unit. If you choose an oversized unit, that could cause unnecessary stress on the equipment, as well as result in your energy costs going up.
Your Heat Pump Blows Cold Air
This can happen for several reasons. Check outside to be sure a snowdrift has not covered your outdoor unit. If your unit is clear, then call for HVAC service. You could be running into a problem whereby the unit is operating in the air conditioner mode because of a malfunction. The outdoor unit might be iced up – not because of snow – but as a result of an equipment malfunction, or you could have bad compressor valves.
The Air Conditioning is Not Cold Enough
If your air conditioning is not operating at full output, you should first check to see if the air filter needs to be replaced. If it is still not operating properly, call your HVAC technician. You might have a bad thermostat or there might be a problem with the compressor or fan motors.
You Need A Maintenance Service
We recommend you have your HVAC system regularly tuned up so a technician can inspect your system to check for such issues as leaks and faulty wiring. They will also check the refrigerant charge level and make sure your energy system is operating efficiently. By taking these actions, you are much more likely to prolong the life of your HVAC unit and save money on your utility bills. Your HVAC tech is also able to identify worn parts and make minor repairs before your system runs into serious issues, resulting in costly repairs.
Look to Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning for Helping You Achieve Maximum Efficiency with Your HVAC Unit
Look to the HVAC experts at Apollo to ensure your energy system is in excellent condition and operating at optimal efficiency throughout the year. Our experienced team of highly trained technicians will work with you and exceed your expectations during HVAC installs and repairs.
Apollo field technicians will work closely with you in deciding which HVAC system is the best fit for your home or office. We will also offer maintenance recommendations to help ensure that your energy system stays in peak condition for years to come!
At Apollo, we are committed to delivering premium quality HVAC service, maintenance, products, and documentation in Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, and beyond!
Learn more by contacting Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning! Call us at (509) 396-COLD (2653).