Part of what keeps your Fredericksburg, Virginia home comfortable is your HVAC system. When it breaks down, it can have devastating consequences on your home’s comfort and also result in a costly repair. Unfortunately, too often homeowners ignore small problems thinking that they may go away on their own. Not addressing these problems when they occur can result in costly HVAC repairs. If you notice any of the small problems listed below, contact an HVAC technician before it is too late.

Poor Airflow

If you’ve noticed that the air coming out of your vents has lessened, it could be a sign that the airflow in your home is being restricted. Airflow restrictions can be caused by dirty or clogged filters or a buildup of dirt and debris in your home’s ductwork. These problems can result in your system working less efficiently and a spike in your utility bills.

Odd Noises

Unusual or loud noises coming from your HVAC system can be the first warning that there is a major problem occurring. Noises such as squeaking and squealing often indicate poor lubrication or a worn or faulty belt. Rattling and clanging can mean that a bearing or part of the system has come loose and is moving around the system. Loud bangs can signal a problem with the pilot light or ignition and can result in a dangerous situation.

Unusual Smells

Smells can also indicate problems with your HVAC system that need immediate attention as well. Burning smells that continue after your system has been running can indicate a buildup of debris or even electrical problems. Smells such as rotten eggs can signal major concerns such as a gas leak. If you smell this odor in your home, turn your system off and evacuate your house.

Don’t let what seems like a small problem turn into a major concern that can result in a breakdown or costly repair. If you notice any of the signs above and need HVAC repairs, contact Custom/Design Heating & Air Conditioning by calling us at 540-322-1096 today to schedule an appointment.

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