Signs You Need to Call an HVAC Specialist ASAP

east-bay-general-contractorWhether your air conditioning went out during a scorching weekend day, prompting your kids to whine to you incessantly; or you just noticed a musty, unpleasant smell coming from one of your vents, you may have HVAC issues. Is it time to call a general contractor to analyze what’s going wrong before your property suffers serious damage and/or you get sick?

Here are some common signs of HVAC trouble:

  • Your heating/cooling systems are not working as well as they used to. For instance, it used to take just a few minutes for the A/C to bring a room down to a bearable temperature, but the A/C now struggles for a good 10 to 15 minutes before it effectively cools.
  • You notice musty smells or see stains on the wall or hear odd noises coming from your ventilation system. Unpleasant odors in a bedroom, the appearance of watermark or stains on the walls, and unusual “house noises” may all be indicators that the HVAC system is on the fritz;
  • It’s been a long time since you had your HVAC systems serviced by a professional. All systems degrade over time, unless they are maintained. If you haven’t had an inspection in years — even if you can’t sense or find any problems — mathematically speaking, you’re at a substantial higher risk of HVAC failure.
  • Someone in your family has developed serious allergies, asthma or other breathing problems. Dust mites, mildew, molds, bacteria, and other pathogenic elements can develop in unclean vents, overly humid environments in the walls and so forth. In other words, you might not notice the broken HVAC system outright, but the indirect problems created by the troubled system may clue you in.

Contact a Bay Area HVAC Specialist Today

For help understanding and fixing what might be wrong with your heating, ventilation or air conditioning, call a BA Morrison general contractor at 510-538-9817. We are happy to provide a free and thorough estimate about your job.

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