The odds are, you are not an HVAC professional, and if you are this content will be even more relevant to you. As with almost any kind of machine that you purchase, it will normally show warning signs before going kaput. And anyone who has owned a business that uses HVAC units will know that it is cheaper to maintain them to preserve their longevity than to buy a new one every time that a major problem occurs. Here are 5 common warnings that your system is about to fail.

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Your HVAC Unit is Making Weird Sounds

You may be thinking that is a part of how it works. Sometimes our cars clunk, sometimes our phones slow down while there is still adequate space, that is part of the game, right? Not with HVAC. When it starts making sounds, then you should begin to look at getting a professional out to see what the problem is and what you can do about it.

Your HVAC Unit Smells Bad

Sometimes the vents can output something smelly. Likely, if you are the owner, you will not be out close enough to it that you would be privy to odd smells, but it does fall upon your shoulders to inform those who are that this is something that you should know.

Lack of Balance

If the heat and cooling in your building is not balanced, then that is a sure sign that it needs some TLC. And if you have any rooms in your building that contain something that must remain at room temperature or anything at a hot or cold extreme, then getting that fixed should be at the top of your to-do list.

Odd Timing

It’s normal for your HVAC system to fluctuate throughout the day by turning on and off by itself, but that is part of it regulating the temperature. We are talking about it not coming on when it usually does, stopping when it’s not supposed to, and just not keeping the room at the temperature that you set the thermostat to.

Your Bill is Higher

This one goes hand in hand with the one before, but if you are noticing drastic spikes in your electric bill, you should take a good look at your HVAC unit. A large draw down on the power is a good sign of a significant failure in one or more of your systems. Double-check your bills and pinpoint the time of its failure and get it fixed as soon as you can.

Machines are man-made, therefore they are susceptible to both small and big problems, but when you need a skilled professional to come to the scene and fix whatever is costing you more money, then contact a proffesional.

Because as all owners know, one of the best ways to increase your profits is to keep your expenses low. 

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The TLJ Team