You know a cough and a sore throat are likely signs of illness, but do you know how to spot symptoms of issues with your HVAC system? Homeowners in Dallas, Texas, can preserve their home’s comfort and efficiency by watching out for these three symptoms of HVAC issues.

Reduced Comfort

If you start feeling like your air conditioner isn’t keeping your home as it cool as it should be, that inefficiency could be a symptom of HVAC issues. Whatever is wrong with your system may be keeping it from running efficiently, which makes it difficult for the unit to maintain comfort. Your reduced comfort could be a result of other factors though, so wait to see if your system consistently can’t reach the thermostat threshold before getting too concerned.

Higher Utility Costs

Did your utility bills seem to skyrocket overnight? There are many factors that affect your utility costs, but problems with your system could easily become one of those factors. If your system is struggling to run efficiently, it may be drawing more power in an attempt to compensate, which will cause your utility costs to rise. The best way to determine that it’s your HVAC system causing the spike in utility costs is to call your local HVAC technician. Other reasons for the spike could include air leaks, bad energy use habits, and more.

Strange Sounds and Smells

Two surefire symptoms of HVAC system issues are unusual sounds and smells coming from your unit. A rattling sound, for example, could be a worn belt or a loose component, while a smell like rotten eggs could be a natural gas leak. Out of these three symptoms, a gas leak is the strongest indicator that you need to call a technician as soon as possible. Gas leaks can be dangerous to you and your family, and a loose or rattling component can damage other parts of the system.

By watching out for these symptoms of HVAC problems, you’ll be able to prevent lasting damage to both your system and your budget. If your system is exhibiting any of these symptoms, call Willard Heating and Air Conditioning at (972) 564-9785.

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