If you’re looking forward to turning off the air conditioning and turning up the heat for fall, you’ll want to watch out for some issues. Common problems are easily resolved through simple DIY tasks that will only take a small amount of time. If you need some professional help, you can always reach out to Jay's Heating, Air & Plumbing. We’re familiar with all of the following early-season issues you may encounter with your HVAC system.
Issues When You First Turn on Your System
If you turn your heating on for the first time and it’s emitting funny smells or noises, don’t be alarmed right away. However, these should clear quickly. You may have a bigger problem if the system is still making weird noises or odors a day into operation. If no heat is produced by the unit, schedule a service call with Jay's Heating, Air & Plumbing.
Debris and Dirty Air Filters
You’ll want to check the air filter to ensure that it’s clean and free of excessive pollutants. Allergens can quickly spread throughout your home with a dirty filter. It’s a great idea to change them every month or at least at the interval that’s specified. Furthermore, outside foliage and other debris may cause clogs in your HVAC system. Trimming any bushes and cleaning up any leaves that might be nearby will help to keep the system running without incident.
Problems With the Thermostat
Your thermostat may also need to be replaced. Start by testing to see if it’s achieving the right temperature within a reasonable amount of time. If not, it might be time to upgrade to a Wi-Fi unit or another suitable replacement. At Jay's Heating, Air & Plumbing, we can help you with a new installation.
Neglecting Annual Tune-Ups
Your HVAC system should receive maintenance service at least once a year. A professional can check to make sure all your components are working properly. A tune-up could even prevent major malfunctions down the line.
Whether you need repair, installation or maintenance service, you can count on Jay's Heating, Air & Plumbing. We’ve been serving the Mount Airy region for over 50 years. Call us today to learn more about our heating and cooling services. Besides heating and cooling, we offer indoor air quality services, comfort zoning, duct cleaning, and crawlspace renovations.