No homeowner wants an HVAC system that is causing them headaches. A problem with your HVA system usually means a deterioration in the comfort of your home, which could make your whole family unhappy. You may prioritize your annual HVAC tune-ups and maintenance, but sometimes an issue will still arise with the HVAC system that requires repair. How do you know when your HVAC system needs repair? What signs should you look out for? Here’s a look are some of the signs that your HVAC system needs to be repaired. 

Low-Efficiency Levels

The energy efficiency of furnaces is measured using the annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating. According to Energy Star, an AFUE rating of over 85% for an oil-based furnace, 90% AFUE for U.S South gas furnaces, and 95% AFUE for U.S North gas furnaces is considered energy-efficient. The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) is used to rate the efficiency, with a rating above 12 as energy-efficient. Clogged air filters can decrease the energy efficiency of your AC, but replacing the filters can boost energy efficiency by as much as 15%. If your HVAC system has to overwork to heat and cool your home, your energy costs will increase. Get your HVAC system inspected if you suspect that it’s performing poorly because repairs might be necessary. 

Temperature in Home Uneven

An HVAC system that has a problem could cause your home to have cooler or warmer temperatures in certain areas of your house. When your HVAC system is in good order, it heats and cools your home evenly, but if maintenance or repair is required, heated and cooled air may not be distributed evenly. The uneven temperature could be the result of a weak fan or motor, a problem that could be solved with cleaning or adjustment of the component. 

Freon or Water Leaks Around Air Conditioning Unit

Moisture leakage in or around your AC system is typically a sign that you have a refrigerant leak. Get immediate professional help if you have a refrigerant leak since Freon is poisonous. However, the problem could be blocked or broken tubing that’s responsible for dispensing liquid created from condensation. You may notice water leaking from your HVAC system or ice in your AC unit outside the condenser. An HVAC specialist is ideal to handle this kind of issue.

Noisy HVAC System

Some level of noise is to be expected when your HVAC system is operating normally. As the air moves through the ducts, the most you should hear under normal circumstances is a light blowing sound. Also, a soft hum noise is typically heard as the burner starts up. If you are experiencing unusual noises coming from your HVAC system, like a whistling, clunking, or banging, it could be an indication that your HVAC system has an issue that needs fixing. An HVAC technician should assess any screeching sound.

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