Do I really need an HVAC service call?

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The short answer is yes. But here are some reasons why.

Many problems that arise may seem simple at first, but attempting to fix something you may not know much about can worsen the problem or create more problems on top of the first. Having your system checked up twice a year can prevent problems and fix problems before they take down your whole system, which is a much larger expense.

Signs that you need to call

Some tell tale signs that you need to call a professional in can be a malfunctioning thermostat, if you are hearing strange noises or if you see a water leak. Some of these may be able to be fixed quickly or may take a bit of work.


If your thermostat isn’t working, the first thing you should do is check the batteries. If you find that they’ve run low replace them with some fresh ones and try again. Another common problem is the thermostat not being set to the correct comfort mode. After you’ve checked these things, if you’re still having issues, call a technician because there may be something more serious that needs to be found.

Water coming from the drainage pipe is not a problem, both furnaces and AC units produce condensation and it needs to be removed from the system. You should call a professional if you start to see water coming from places it shouldn’t. Leaks can be caused by cracks in the drainage lines or by clogs as well. Get in touch with your technician ASAP to resolve these issues promptly.

If you hear strange noises coming from your system, its time to call your technician. Loud banging, squeaking, or rattling is a sure sign that something could be loose in the device. The debris causing the raucous, if not dealt with quickly, could become lodged in other parts of the HVAC system and cause it to malfunction and suddenly stop working.

Good preventative maintenance with service calls will save you money and time in the future. And make your home more comfortable to boot.