If the HVAC system in your Saraland, Alabama, home is showing any concerning warning signs, it’s important to be aware of what to do next. Certain signs can indicate a potential HVAC breakdown, which is something you want to avoid if possible. Keep an eye or ear out for some of the most common signs of an HVAC breakdown.

Strange Odors

Certain smells coming from your HVAC system can indicate a problem. A burning smell often means the wiring is overheating or the system is dirty. A dirty HVAC system can’t operate as efficiently. You should check the HVAC filter and change it if its dirty. A burning smell can also mean the motor is being overworked, which is a vital component for both heating and cooling. If you smell something burning, turn off the system and get it checked out by an HVAC technician.

Increasing Energy Bills

Although it’s normal for bills to fluctuate between the seasons, you shouldn’t see a massive spike from one month to the next. If this happens in your home, you may have an underlying issue with your system that is causing significant energy waste. Sudden, sharp spikes in energy costs are cause for concern, so bring in a technician to take a closer look at the cause.

Weak Airflow

When your system cycles on, the air coming through the vents should feel strong and steady. Weak airflow can indicate a compressor issue, which often requires a more expensive replacement service. If the air moving through your home feels warm when the system is set to cool or vice versa, this can also indicate that the system is nearing the end of its lifespan. Sometimes a repair can fix the issue, but in cases where the system is quite old, weak airflow is difficult to fix.

If you notice any of these warning signs in your home, our HVAC technicians at Air Specialty are here to help, so contact us at 251-415-4559.

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