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HVAC Repairs We Can Help With


HVAC systems can have many components. Naturally, homeowners are usually not HVAC experts, which means the experts need to be consulted whenever you need HVAC repairs. But how can you tell when HVAC repairs are necessary, or guess what HVAC services you might need? Here’s some basic information that will help.

Heating Repairs

If your heating system was struggling during the winter, you shouldn’t wait to have it repaired until it starts to get cold again next fall. Have it checked out now while there’s plenty of time to plan for repairs. Signs of a heating problem include short heating cycles, uneven or inconsistent temperatures, strange noises or smells, or increasing energy bills.

Ventilation Repairs

The ventilation portion of your HVAC system can include many different things that help you have good indoor air quality without having to keep your windows open all year. This includes heat recovery ventilators, energy recovery ventilators, air filters and purifiers, dehumidifiers, and more. If you’re concerned about any of these, prompt repair can make a huge difference.

Ventilation also includes the ducts themselves, the system your air passes through while it’s being heated, cooled, purified, dehumidified, or anything else. Duct leaks can cause a large amount of your treated air to be lost, potentially increasing your heating and cooling bills by 30% or more. And they can pull in dirty air from unoccupied spaces like within your walls. 

Don’t hesitate to have your ducts inspected for leaks if you are concerned about your energy bills, or if you notice a problem that might be caused by duct leaks. This could include low airflow or lukewarm air from your vents, sour or mildew smells, or rattling or whistling sounds.

Air Conditioning Repairs

This time of year, air conditioning repairs are what you’re most likely to need in the near future. Of course, you’ll be much less likely to require AC repair if you have routine annual maintenance done every spring, so don’t forget about that HVAC service. And when repairs are needed, it’s important to have them done right away. Delaying repairs can strain the compressor and cause irreparable damage.

How do you know if you need AC repair? Often, the first sign people notice is an unusual noise, such as booming, grinding, bubbling, hissing, clicking, or rattling. You should also have your air conditioner professionally repaired if you notice very short cooling cycles, insufficient cooling, increasing energy bills, or ice building up on the refrigerant coils.

Trust the Professionals

To have your HVAC repairs done accurately, effectively, and quickly, you need a professional. They have the training to make the job straightforward, and the experience of having done this every day for years. This will also ensure that you don’t risk your safety or void any warranties in the process of DIY repairs. When you need HVAC repair in Spokane, WA, use a contractor you can trust.

ACI Northwest is here to help. Contact us today with any questions about your heating, ventilation, or air conditioning.

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