Why Regular HVAC Repair and Maintenance Is Essential for Calgary Homes
December 10, 2023
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10 Signs You Need HVAC Installation and Repair Services in Calgary

Whether you need to cool your home during a summer heatwave or heat your home during the freezing winter months, a well-functioning HVAC system is important for every homeowner in Calgary. Here are 10 signs you might need HVAC installation or repair services:

 

  1. Your Vents Are Not Blowing the Right Temperature

Your HVAC system serves one main purpose – to keep you comfortable in your home. If you turn your heat on in the winter but the air coming out of the vents is cool or not sufficiently heating your home, you should definitely look into an HVAC service. The same is true for your air conditioner in the summertime. When you turn on your AC and you aren’t getting any chilled air, or if warm air is blowing instead, this is a sign something isn’t right.  

 

  1. Rising Energy Bills

Have you noticed that your energy bills are unusually high? This is an indicator that your HVAC system is working harder and less efficiently than it should be. Also, an overworked system can break down further, meaning more costly repairs. If you notice your utility bills are higher than usual, now is the time to get your system checked out.

 

  1. Unusual Noises

If you’re hearing unusual noises from your HVAC system – such as loud bangs, whistling, buzzing, or rattling – this could be a sign it’s in need of attention. Strange noises can be an indicator of a loose part or damage to the unit. A professional can help you evaluate the need for any repairs.  

 

  1. Humidity

Your air conditioning system should help to regulate the humidity levels in your home and keep moisture levels under control. If you notice that your home is more humid than usual, it may be a sign that your unit is not functioning properly.  

 

  1. Bad Odors

Foul smells coming from your vents are never a good sign. Musty smells can be an indicator of mould or mildew growing in your ductwork. A burning plastic smell might be a sign of a burnt-out part or malfunctioning unit. It’s possible your air ducts need to be cleaned, or your unit may need to be replaced. Bad odors coming from your HVAC system should be taken seriously, as they can be a source of health risks to you and your family.  

 

  1. Leaks

Minor condensation around your air conditioning unit can be expected, but major leaks can’t be ignored. A leak could be a sign of a few different things, like a clogged condensation drain or an issue with your refrigerant. Either way, issues with leaks need to be dealt with immediately to prevent further damage to your system or your home.  

 

  1. Your System Runs Continuously

Your HVAC system may need to run more often when the weather is very hot or very cold in order to get your home to the desired temperature. However, if your heating or cooling system needs to run all day long, even on a regular day, this is a sign that it’s not performing properly.  

 

  1. Poor Air Flow

Have you noticed that the airflow coming out of your vents is weak, or barely there? Poor airflow could be a sign of a blockage, dirty ductwork, a malfunctioning motor, or a clogged filter. Calling a professional can help you determine the cause.

 

  1. Frequent Repairs

Replacing an HVAC system can be costly. However, if you find you’re making frequent repairs to your current system, the investment in a replacement might be worth it in the long run.

 

  1. Your Current HVAC System Is Getting Old

Older HVAC systems tend to become less efficient and more prone to breakdowns. If your unit is over 10 years old, it’s time to start thinking about a replacement. A newer heating and cooling system will likely be more energy-efficient, improve indoor air quality, and keep you more comfortable – all while saving money on your monthly energy bills!

Is your HVAC system in need of repair? Are you looking to install a new system? Look no further than Mr. Mikes, for all your HVAC needs in Calgary. Call us today!

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