A typical home’s HVAC system comprises a furnace, an air conditioner, and a duct system. The furnace provides heat during the winter, while the air conditioner keeps things cool during the summer. The duct system is responsible for distributing the heated or cooled air throughout the house. Most homes also have a thermostat, which controls the temperature inside the home and turns the furnace or air conditioner on or off as needed.
In some cases, the furnace and air conditioner are combined into a single unit. This type of unit is known as a heat pump. Heat pumps can be used for both heating and cooling, making them a very versatile option for home temperature control.
Signs Your HVAC Needs Repairing or Replacing
Knowing what to look for, you can spot potential problems before they cause serious damage, costing you a lot of time and money. Here are four signs that it might be time to replace your HVAC unit:
1. Your energy bills are going up. If your air conditioner is working overtime to cool your home, it will use more energy, resulting in higher utility bills.
2. The unit is making strange noises. If your air conditioner starts making grinding, hissing, or bubbling noises, it could be a sign of a serious problem.
3. The unit is leaking fluid. A small amount of condensation is normal, but if you notice a large puddle of water around the unit, it could be a sign of a refrigerant leak.
4. The unit isn’t cooling the home evenly. If you notice that some rooms are too hot or too cold, it could be a sign that the air conditioner is struggling to circulate air properly.
If you notice any of these problems, it’s important to call our team of qualified technicians for an inspection. With proper maintenance and repairs, you may be able to extend the life of your home’s HVAC unit. But in some cases, replacement may be the best option. It can be overwhelming to face that challenge alone, so call our team to help you today!
For all of your HVAC needs and questions, contact Monarch Home Services at (661) 452-8707!