With all the hustle-bustle in our lives, we don’t usually give much attention to the mechanics or functions of our HVAC unit until our heater or air conditioner stops working. However, as a homeowner, it is essential not to ignore signs your HVAC unit (Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning) may not be properly functioning.

Whether it is the heating system or air conditioner, your system should consistently function at an optimal level.

How can you tell if your HVAC unit isn’t properly functioning?

Major signs such as water dripping from the AC or a non-working heater are easy to notice, but there are other subtle signals that demand urgent attention from an HVAC technician such as BMC Clower. Some of these signs are:

Sudden high energy bills

The very first sign that there is something wrong with your HVAC system is a sudden increase in your energy bills. Reasons could range from a crack somewhere in the HVAC system to a major leak putting an extra load on the unit and thus your higher utility bills. If you’re experiencing high energy bills or feel there may be an issue with your unit, call the HVAC experts at BMC Clower to give you an annual check-up to see if your unit needs to be repaired or if replacing the old unit with an energy-efficient HVAC system is a better option.

My HVAC unit isn’t cooling

This is a common problem. Your HVAC system has stopped cooling even with the air turned to full capacity. Most families won’t notice their system has any issues until the first hot day in spring or summer when they really want to cool off. This can easily be prevented by regularly having your system maintenance complete or by turning your system on before your state’s hot peak.

So, why does your HVAC unit not cool? Without a proper technician’s review of your system, it’s hard to tell but often it’s a sign of a failed compressor. If you experience an issue or feel your compressor has gone out, call a local HVAC repair and replacement company to come to your home.

Consistent noise coming from AC

At times, there may be strange sounds that keep coming from your system. If they sound like something is grinding or squealing there could be several reasons such as a belt has been misplaced from its original position, the AC needs to be lubricated, or the motor bearings are broken. Don’t run from your computer’s just yet because as expensive as that may sound, it could cost you hundreds or thousands more by ignoring the issue and not calling a repair company right away.

Why does my HVAC system have a foul smell?

If you have been experiencing a foul odor coming from your HVAC system, it could be a signal of mold or fungus growing on the compressor, or a non-functioning faulty motor producing a stinky odor. Do not take these symptoms lightly as they are causing you to breathe in dangerous toxins which could result in serious health risks.

Air flow is not consistent

If you’ve been ignoring the stuffy feeling in your home’s rooms for quite some time, it’s probably time to deal with it before it gets worse. The issue could be caused by a weak air flow in your ducts and should be checked by an experienced HVAC technician.

If you’re located in Maryland, BMC Clower is a well-known name in the HVAC repairing industry with a solid reputation for excellence. Our customers love us because we have been providing affordable professional solutions for a range of services such as heating and air conditioning sales, installation and services for more than 20 years.  If you have noticed any of the signs discussed above in your HVAC system, call us immediately.