It is very important to have HVAC systems inspected on a regular basis, to ensure that everything is operating as it should, and in the safest possible manner. This can save you money, frustration, and may even save your life.
When is the best time to have the system checked? Experts recommend that you schedule these visits with the professionals at least once annually, but there are also some warning signs to keep in mind, which may make it necessary to schedule the inspection earlier than you would otherwise. So, consider the following, carefully:
The Age of the System If the furnace is twelve years old, or older, for instance, it could start to experience some troubles, which could impact your safety and your utility bills.
Increased Monthly Expenses If the utility bills are on the rise month after month, you should have the system looked at. It could be a result of a malfunctioning component.
Multiple Repairs over a Short Span of Time This can indicate that the system is nearing the end of its life cycle, or that something is failing to do its job internally, which is causing other problems to pop up.
Burner Flame Changes Color If the flame is no longer blue in color, it can point to a combustion issue, which safety- and financial concern.
The Furnace is Making Strange Noises This could be for a number of different reasons, but it is certainly worth having the issue explored, to ensure that it isn’t going to lead to a more serious complication.
Not Feeling Well after Turning on the Heat If you notice that your family or employees suddenly has runny noses, coughs, or other respiratory concerns after turning on the heat, it could be that your system needs a good cleaning.
High Humidity in the Space If your space feels sticky or muggy, the windows accumulate moisture, or you see mold growth, then you should have your system inspected. Particularly in large spaces, and commercial buildings, there might be a need for a new relative humidity sensor in the air handling unit. An instrument like the DT282 RH and temperature duct mounted sensor can do the job, helping to alleviate the abundance of moisture.