Regular maintenance on heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems keeps units running smoothly and reduces the occurrence of repairs. However, no matter how well you take care of your equipment, breakdowns do occur. Here are ways to tell if your HVAC equipment is ready to break down and what to do about it.

Poor Heating and Cooling

If your unit does not put out adequate hot or cold air, first check the air filter. Dirty filters are the primary reason that an AC stops working. Filters keep airborne debris from entering the system. A clogged filter impedes air flow, making the compressor work harder. Eventually, the unit stops working.

Frequent Cycling

If an HVAC unit cycles on and off too frequently, it may be a warning sign for a breakdown. There can be several simple reasons for this, such as a dirty filter or a poorly calibrated thermostat. However, it is best to call a professional heating and air conditioning repair service to look over the entire system to determine the cause.

Strange Noises

Get to know the regular noises that your system makes. Every system makes its own sounds as it cycles on and as the compressor runs. If loud banging or buzzing occurs, it could be a loose belt or a major part of the compressor that has worked loose. Other unusual sounds such as whining or clicking can indicate an overtaxed compressor or failing electrical parts. If sounds persist after cleaning the filter and checking the thermostat settings, call an HVAC professional to evaluate the problem.

Calling a Professional

All Seasons Service Network is celebrating 50 years of service in Pensacola and the Florida Panhandle. We provide a full range of HVAC services for businesses and residential clients, including 24-hour emergency service, routine repairs, preventive maintenance and new installations.

We know how the extremes of heat and humidity can affect HVAC equipment, and which equipment works best in the Florida Gulf Coast and Panhandle area. If your AC is acting strangely, making odd noises or not cooling properly, call us at 850-637-8479 for an evaluation of the problem and a free estimate for work to be done.