You depend on your Tavernier, FL, home’s heating and air conditioning system for indoor comfort. Even with proper maintenance, HVAC malfunctions can happen. Be aware of these four common signs you need an HVAC repair.
Frequent or Irregular Cycling
A heating or cooling cycle should last for several minutes. When it ends, the system should stay off for at least a few minutes before cycling again. If the system’s cycles are one minute or less apart, you could have a thermostat or electrical problem that requires repairs. A cycle that starts and ends a few seconds later also indicates the need for a repair.
Unusual or Loud Noises
Properly functioning heating and cooling systems should operate quietly. Normal sounds include a click on and the whirring of the fan. If you hear grinding, banging, squealing, rattling or other loud or unusual sounds, arrange for an HVAC repair. Your heating or cooling system could have a loose, bent or damaged part that needs to be repaired or replaced.
If you hear the HVAC system click on, but no air comes out of the vents, check the air filter. If it’s dirty, replace it. If the filter is clean, the vents are open and there’s still no airflow, you’ll need prompt heating and air conditioning repair services. Your HVAC system could have a blown motor or other problem that requires professional repairs.
Tripped Circuit Breaker
Furnaces, air conditioners and heat pumps are wired to their own circuit. According to the Department of Energy, repeated tripped circuit breakers are a strong sign that you need an HVAC repair. The system could have a capacitor, control board or other wiring problem that’s causing it to draw too much current. This triggers your breaker’s safety system to cut power.
To learn more about the signs you need heating and cooling repairs, take a look at Houston Air’s heating and air conditioning repair services, or get in touch with us today.