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Telltale Signs That Your HVAC System Is Overdue For Service

Posted by Paul Wadsworth on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 @ 10:04 AM

Investing in regular HVAC maintenance may be the single most-important thing Cleveland-area homeowners can do to promote efficient performance of their heating and cooling equipment.  Professionally maintained systems provide better comfort, save energy and last longer -- sometimes 30 percent longer -- thanhvac system overdue for service neglected equipment.

Neglecting HVAC maintenance can result in myriad problems, including premature failure. Here are a few signs your equipment could use some professional attention:


  • Your utility bills have skyrocketed.
  • The air conditioner won’t run or respond to changes made at the thermostat.
  • If circuit breakers are tripped or fuses are blown, flip the breakers off, then back on. Replace the fuses. If the breakers and fuses continue malfunctioning, it may be time for HVAC service. Don’t reset breakers that continue to trip, as the wires could be sparking and may pose a fire hazard.
  • If the unit sounds like it's having trouble running normally, with frequent starts and stops, call P.K. Wadsworth for HVAC maintenance.
  • If the system produces cool air but fails to produce your desired temperature, several issues could be to blame. The filter, coils or blower may be dirty, or something may be obstructing the airflow around the indoor coil. If everything looks clean, but your home is still not cool enough, call for HVAC maintenance.
  • If your A/C is leaking water, try cleaning the drain in the air handler (the indoor unit or furnace). Dry everything off, and clean out any debris. If the leak continues, call for HVAC maintenance.
  • If your A/C is too loud, the cause may be nothing more than a loose part rattling. If all the components seem tight, though, schedule HVAC maintenance.
  • Rooms that won't stay cool and significant dust problems in the house are classic signs of neglected HVAC maintenance.

For expert HVAC maintenance by technicians you can trust to do the job right the first time, contact P.K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling. We serve homeowners throughout the Cleveland area.

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Topics: hvac maintenance, HVAC system, scheduled hvac maintenance, heating and cooling equipment

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