The HVAC temperature can’t keep up with the thermostat demand.
Vents are blowing cold air instead of heat or warm air instead of cold. If your HVAC can’t condition the air properly, this is often an indication that the coils are malfunctioning.
The HVAC won’t turn on or won’t turn off via the thermostat. Constant HVAC power cycles or irregular power cycles. HVAC power issues often indicate a problem with the thermostat (check if there are batteries to change) or a more severe issue with the electrical system. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this, call us, and we’ll send over a technician who can safely inspect and repair this for you.
There are uneven cold and hot spots throughout the home or business. Excessive dust and allergens are gathering indoors with a clean air filter. Hot and cold spots or excessive dust can indicate damage to your HVAC ductwork, like gaps or open spaces in the ducts where dust is getting in or air is not flowing with even pressure throughout the property. We can inspect your ductwork and repair any damage.
You hear unusual sounds from the HVAC system. Strange sounds from your HVAC can mean issues with the temperature exchange or a blower fan that has broken but is still moving.
The vents smell like mold or burning. The smell of mold can indicate that mold is growing and releasing spores inside your duct system. The smell of burning can indicate an imminent electrical failure, possibly of a dangerous nature.
The HVAC unit is overheating. Overheating appliances are unsafe, and your HVAC runs much power. If your HVAC units are hot to the touch, turn them off, and call for service. It is also possible for an HVAC to ice over when going full blast in the summer.
Your utility bill is increasing when it shouldn’t. If your power bills are going up based on how much HVAC you use and it’s higher than usual, this could indicate you need a repair to restore your HVAC system’s energy efficiency.
Smoak’s is here to help meet the HVAC needs of home and business owners throughout the Charleston, SC, area. If you smell burning plastic or metal, turn off your HVAC and call for emergency repairs. Call us today if your system is limping but can’t keep up.