With Piedmont, South Carolina’s steamy summers and stinging winters, the last thing you want is to face a mid-season HVAC repair. While we don’t have a crystal ball at Palmetto Heating & Air LLC, we can advise you on some of the signs and sounds that alert you that a heat pump repair or furnace repair is imminent.

False Airflow Temperatures

If your furnace or air conditioner has its seasons mixed up, there’s no question you’ll need a furnace repair or air conditioner repair. A furnace throwing out cold air can indicate a malfunctioning thermostat, problems with the ignition system, or an overheating heat exchanger. An AC unit circulating warm air can announce a refrigerant leak or compressor issue.

Unusual Noises

When HVAC equipment operates efficiently, it makes a soothing background hum. Squeaks and squeals — along with banging and clanging — are a clear warning that something is wrong. Issues can range from worn-out belts to broken fan blades or disconnected ductwork. Just as you keep a watchful eye on your equipment through regular maintenance, develop a keen ear for sudden or unusual noises. The sooner you notice them, the better your chances are that you’ll have only a minor furnace or heat pump repair.

Strange Odors

Aromas are pleasant. Odors are not and frequently signal the need for immediate action. A burning smell could mean frayed or loose wiring. The smell of nail polish remover can point to a refrigerant leak, and the stench of rotten eggs is evidence of a possible gas leak in your furnace.

Regular HVAC maintenance is a powerful tool to reduce the likelihood of unexpected breakdowns. When you do need HVAC repair, you’ll get nothing but excellent service from Palmetto Heating & Air LLC. Give us a call today to learn how we can help.

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