Even if you’re not a professional HVAC Contractor, it’s a good idea to be somewhat familiar with your Heating and Air Conditioning system. After all, your air conditioner is largely responsible for you and your family’s comfort at home during these hot summer months. Similar to a car, you may experience some things on a daily basis with your air conditioner that can leave you wondering if its normal or not and if you need to call for a professional an Air Conditioning Contractor in Canton, GA.
Here are a few common issues you may experience and how to know if you need to call for HVAC help.
1. Leaking Water- A small amount of water on or around your HVAC system is normal. Your system is simply “sweating”. Sweating is caused by condensation and is totally normal. However, a large amount of water leaking from your HVAC system (the furnace, the air conditioner, or other system components) is not normal. A large amount of water could indicate a leak or improper drainage. This could cause damage to your home or your system, so if you notice an abnormally large amount of water coming from your system you should call for an HVAC professional immediately.
2. Noise- Your HVAC system is largely designed to be out of sight and out of mind. You should only hear a slight sound of air circulating as your system runs. Having a system that is too quiet is nearly impossible! Conversely, if your system is making a ton of noise, you may have a problem! Your system should not make banging or rattling sounds. This could indicate something stuck in a vent or your ductwork or you may have a loose part. Excessive noise should be a red flag to call a professional HVAC technician to come take a look. Even if you think you can live with the noise, allowing it to continue could cause further damage to your system.
3. Smells- Your HVAC system should give off little to no smells. The only time a smell is normal is when you fire up your furnace for the first time each year. You may notice a slight smell as the dust quickly burns off your unit. Any other type of smell is likely not normal! If you notice a burning smell, chances are your system is overheating. To prevent your unit from overheating, try changing the air filter and turning the system on again. If this doesn’t fix the smell, it’s important to call for an HVAC technician immediately. If you smell more of an earthy or musty smell, you may have mold growing somewhere in your HVAC system. Mold can have potentially hazardous consequences for your health. A professional HVAC technician will be able to find the source of the mold and help clean out your system.
Contact Custom Klimates for to request a service call or to learn more about our indoor climate solutions or Cor’ Home Automation. We offer the recommendations, services, and products you need to better protect your comfort, budget, and the air quality in your home. With over forty years of proven experience across Canton, Woodstock, Cartersville & Alpharetta, GA, the HVAC Contractors at Custom Klimates are your trusted source for quality heating and Air Conditioning solutions.