Top 10 signs your HVAC system needs a tune up

Dustin Edwards Written by Dustin Edwards
10 Signs for New HVAC | Edwards Heating & Air

No one wants to be caught in the middle of a heat wave with no air conditioning!  It’s important that you get your central AC up and running as quickly as possible.  Hopefully, the issue with your heating and air unit is that it just needs a tune-up.  Other types of HVAC repairs can be expensive but with HVAC maintenance future problems can be averted!  HVAC maintenance is the best option to keeping your AC unit operating efficiently and smoothly.  Here are 10 signs that your heating and air unit are due for a tune-up:

Skipped maintenance from last year

It is recommended that you have your heating and air unit inspected and serviced every spring, for your central AC, and fall, for your furnace).  

Excessive dust in the home

If there is a lot of dust in your home, then there is a good chance that you have dust on the AC unit.

Smelling strange odors

Musty smells indicate mold growth somewhere inside the AC unit. Burning smells mean something has burned out.

Electric bills are climbing higher and higher

This is the most noticeable sign that your central AC unit needs HVAC maintenance.

Drastic temperature changes

If you notice when you walk from one room to the next the temperature changing, it could be something other than just the need for a tune-up.  

Excess moisture

There could be a blocked or broken drain tube in the outdoor component of the AC unit.

Loud and weird noises coming from the unit

Noises, like grinding, squealing, or grating, indicate a tune up is needed, which could lead to a much bigger HVAC repair.

Faint airflow from vents

There might be some cool air but hardly anything is coming through the vents, which could indicate leaky ducks or a clog in the ductwork.

Only warm air is blowing

This sign indicates your heating and air unit cannot keep up and a bigger HVAC repair might happen.

System short cycles

Repeated start and stop of the system.

If you have any of these 10 signs happening with your HVAC system, call Edwards Heating & Air.  We can set up a service appointment to tune up your system and check for potential problems in the future.