Anyone who lives in the San Francisco peninsula area knows that we all take our heating and cooling systems for granted. As long as we’re comfortable, we give little or no thought to our HVAC systems, which provide cool air in summer months and warm air during the cooler season. It’s likely you don’t really understand the fundamentals of this essential system, so we’re happy to provide a little information.
First, HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Basically, these heating and cooling systems not only help you control the temperature based on the season, but also airflow, filtering of the air, and humidity level.
So, how do you know when it may be time to call in the professionals? There are a few telltale signs that indicate you may need assistance from a San Francisco HVAC repair man. These include:
Uneven or inconsistent airflow. Do some of the areas of your home feel cooler or warmer (depending on the season) than others? This could indicate problems with the air ducts, so it’s important to have them checked to determine if leaks exist, or it may be time for duct/vent cleaning.
Strange or unusual noises. While most heating and cooling systems can be heard when cycling on or off, some noises require inspection or diagnosis by professionals. Banging, clicking, or thumping sounds should be checked out, as ignoring the problem could lead to damage or increased repair costs.
Furnace or A/C won’t come on. If you’ve checked to ensure the thermostat is turned on and the temperature set properly, checked the breakers or circuit box, and despite doing everything you know to do your system still won’t kick on, it’s time to call in the experts.
Your utility bill is increasing, but your home is getting less comfortable. It could be something as simple as a dirty or clogged air filter. Replace the air filter and clean the air registers or vents. If this doesn’t work, it may be a more serious problem, or the fact that your HVAC system is getting older and not working as efficiently as it once did. Call our skilled contractors!
At Ortiz Heating & Air Conditioning, we provide customers in the San Francisco peninsula area with outstanding service and products. When it comes to your HVAC system, no problem is too big or small! Contact us today.