Summer is already approaching, and in Alton, IL the heat is no joke! With the average high temperatures ranging between 86 and 98 degrees, and so relying on your HVAC system in order to keep you cool is a must. If your system fails, this can make you and your family uncomfortable and could even cause health risks. Below we have listed several warning signs of your HVAC system failing.

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Indoor Humidity

A part of the way that your HVAC system ensures that your home is comfortable is by removing the humidity from the air. This humidity is collected by the system and is then expelled as water. No matter if it is the middle of summer or early winter if your home is feeling stuffy and humid, this is a sign that you will need to investigate your system.

Strange Smells From HVAC System

If you start to notice a strange and lingering smell, this can mean that your HVAC could have an issue. This smell could vary from a moldy, must, and rotten smell or a burning smell.  If you are able to track this smell back towards your air conditioner vents, you will definitely need to take care of this issue right away.

Inaccurate Thermostat

If the temperature on your HVAC thermostat doesn’t match the actual temperature inside of your home, you will want to start by troubleshooting the thermostat. This could become a complicated process if your home uses a smart thermostat. Start by making sure that your thermostat is turned all the way down until you can get your HVAC system to turn on. If it does not do this, you will most likely have a problem with the system rather than the thermostat itself.

Strange Noises

If you hear strange sounds coming from your unit, there could be a problem with the belt, a part being loose, or other issues. Some of the noises that you can hear include grinding, rattling, hissing, clunking, or squealing. If you hear these noises, then these issues should be handled by a professional HVAC technician in order to prevent any problems from occurring.

Inconsistent HVAC System Temperatures

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Unless you have a specific HVAC multi-zone system, the temperature inside of your home should be consistent from room to room. If you find that one of the rooms in your home is freezing, while another is warm meaning that you have issues with your unit. If you have a commercial building or multi-story home, you may notice that there are temperature variations between floors. However if the airflow slows down for no reason, this is also an indication of a problem.

If you believe that your HVAC system is failing, make sure to give our team at B & W Heating & Cooling a call today!