When operating properly, your home or business HVAC system should maintain an optimal temperature throughout your premises. If you operate a business, ensuring the comfort of your employees and customers through the warm summer months and cold winter months increases productivity and drives purchases.
At home, you have peace of mind knowing your loved ones will not overheat or be left feeling chilly. Complacency regarding the efficiency of your HVAC system can be detrimental, as if left unattended, small issues can develop into costly repairs. At ClimateSmith we recommend that Alpharetta residents be mindful of any changes to the operation of an HVAC unit.
Changes In HVAC Noise Output
If your HAVC air duct is producing more sound than you are accustomed to, this could indicate that your filter needs to be cleaned or changed, depending on your unit’s specifications. Dirt clogging the filter pressurizes the air passing through and creates excess noise. If the air filter appears clean, or you hear unfamiliar mechanical noises, you should consult an air conditioning technician.
Air conditioning systems create water through condensation as part of their normal function. However, indoor HVAC units should be equipped to drain this liquid away. If you notice damp patches or standing liquid anywhere throughout your home or business, this could indicate a leak in your HVAC system. This escaped fluid could damage your property, possessions or equipment.
Changes in Functionality
You may not notice right away if your HVAC system is failing to heat or cool to a previously optimal level. Changes in temperature can appear incrementally. If you are up-to-date with air filter maintenance, this could indicate a bigger problem with your unit. Similarly, if your unit causes electrical lighting to dim during start up, this may point to a failed component.
Check Your Utility Bills and Thermostat
HVAC units are designed to provide maximum performance for a sustained period. You may not physically notice a problem with your system. An increase in utility bills could act as your first indication that something is amiss. Your HVAC thermostat may also display an error code despite no obvious issues with operation.
If you are concerned that your HVAC system is not functioning correctly, or to arrange a regular maintenance schedule, contact ClimateSmith in the Alpharetta area today.