A winter HVAC tune-up and maintenance can be effectively managed by every homeowner. On the other hand, there are times when the job calls for skilled professionals. And if you try to do it on your own, the problem or the issue only gets worse.
This is why it is important to have a local furnace repair guy or an air conditioning expert whom you can contact anytime you need professional assistance. But how do you know when to call in a professional? What signs should you look for? How can you tell that it’s something you cannot handle on your own?
Here are some signs you should keep an eye out for to help you decide when to call in an HVAC professional.
1. An excessive amount of soot in the combustion chamber
As part of your regular maintenance, you will need to clean your combustion chamber. If you notice that an excessive amount of soot has accumulated even though you regularly clean it, this may mean that there is a problem with your burners. It can be because your burners need to be adjusted or that your heat exchanger needs replacing.
In these instances, you will need professional assistance to ensure the real cause of the problem and to implement the appropriate and necessary resolution.
2. A change in color of the flames
Regular flames of an HVAC unit should be color blue. If it creates flames in a different color, like yellow, you will have to call in a professional before you continue to use your furnace. Regardless of whether the change in color is faint or irregular, it could mean problems with your burners or heat exchanger.
The change in color may be caused by a blocked burner or cracked heat exchanger. You need to call in a professional not only to efficiently determine the cause of the problem but also to perform the necessary steps to resolve the problem. Cleaning burners and replacing or fixing cracked heat exchanger are hazardous tasks that you should only leave to professionals. They have the necessary skills and equipment to perform these tasks without endangering their selves.
3. Sudden or unexpected shutdown
If your furnace suddenly shuts down after running for only a short period of time, you have what is called “short cycling”. This can be caused by either a thermostat that is out of whack or an overheating exchanger. Again, you can only be sure of the cause of the problem if you hired a professional.
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Grand Strand Heating And Cooling
Myrtle Beach, SC