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Professional HVAC Repair in Houston
Your HVAC system will never check with you ahead of time to coordinate a good time to fail. It’s always going to happen on the hottest or coldest day of the year, and the resulting bills can be expensive.
The most common reason for needing an HVAC repair in Houston is the decreased performance of the heating or air conditioning unit. With proper maintenance, your home’s HVAC system should last fifteen to twenty years, but many homeowners neglect to change their filters, leading to the early breakdown of these systems.
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How Can I Tell If I Need HVAC Repair in Houston?
It Doesn’t Get Cool/Warm Enough in Your Home: Air conditioning systems that can’t quite cool your home adequately could be low on refrigerant, have a dirty evaporator coil, or need a thermostat adjustment. Heating systems struggling to keep up with day-to-day needs could be suffering from a clogged filter, insufficient gas supply, or a faulty ignition.
It may not be as severe as you think! Quite often, instead of needing an HVAC repair in Houston, you may just need to clean your A/C condenser. The condenser requires adequate airflow to cool your home properly, and any grass, weeds, or other debris around your air conditioner needs to be removed.
Dust Build-Up Around the House: Every home has dust. That’s just one of the unfair facts of life. A sudden increase in dust on surfaces and the air around your home is almost always a sign of HVAC system issues.
Dirty filters are the most common reason for the increased dust and is something the homeowner can take a “do-it-yourself” approach to. Replacing HVAC filters is easy to do, and the necessary parts are readily available at any home improvement or big-box store.
Sometimes, even with regular filter maintenance, you may continue to have a dust issue. Have your HVAC ductwork checked for any rips or openings that allow air from your attic to be pulled into the vents.
Noises and Odors: Our HVAC systems do not age like a fine wine; instead they start the process of breaking down the moment they are installed. In harsher climates, as we have here in Houston, air conditioners can be in constant operation eight or nine months out of every year.
Clunking and banging sounds, especially when the unit starts running, are usually a sign of a worn fan motor, or loose ductwork. Hissing and screeching noises could be a compressor that has begun to fail, or motor bearings have gone bad.
Unusual odors from our HVAC system is never pleasant, often described as a “dirty sock” type of smell. Most often, that scent is a sign of bacteria growth in your coil or drain pan and does not get better with time.
If you’re having any of these issues with your HVAC system and need to speak to a professional, call Nick’s Plumbing, Sewer and HVAC today.