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Two HVAC Warning Signs Every Homeowner Should Be Aware Of

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A properly operating heating and air conditioning system is great, but when you start to notice a few warning signs, you need to get it checked out as soon as possible.

Your heating and air conditioning system is expensive, so you want it to run properly and last a long time. Sometimes before the HVAC system stops working, there will be some signs or signals that will predict a potential HVAC problem. Here are two of the major warning signs to consider:

Sign #1; The Air Conditioner Doesn’t Work Well

If your air conditioner turns on and produces cool air, but the air isn’t as cool as it should be, then that’s a sign of a problem. One potential problem lies with your condenser. There could be a mechanical issue or a leak in piping that handles the refrigerant.

Another possibility is that your air conditioner simply needs more refrigerant. To fix this problem, all you need to do is call an HVAC technician who can come by and place a few pounds of refrigerant in your air conditioner. It’s a relatively routine procedure and is something HVAC professionals handle all the time.

Sign #2: Your Carbon Monoxide Detector Goes Off

If you have a furnace that burns natural gas, propane or heating oil, then using your heat results in the creation of deadly carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas that can easily kill human beings and animals if not quickly detected.

Modern natural gas, propane and heating oil furnaces are very safe, with safety mechanisms in place to prevent the carbon monoxide exhaust from coming into contact with humans and animals. But if the exhaust installation of the furnace has any problem, dangerous carbon monoxide could leak into the home. And even with proper exhaust installation, a furnace could sometimes malfunction in a way that allows carbon monoxide to flow into occupied areas of a building.

If you notice any of the above warning signs with your heating and air conditioning system, you need to call an HVAC professional as soon as you can. At Jerry’s Air Conditioning and Heating, our team can address any potential issues you might have right away, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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