Most air conditioning systems are pretty vocal about the need for occasional repair and servicing. Whenever your A/C needs service, chances are you'll see or hear obvious signs such as excessive vibration or a complete loss of cooling.
Not every sign is as clear cut or straightforward. There are times when you know something's a bit "off" with your A/C system, but you can't quite pinpoint the problem. That's because your A/C system can deliver plenty of subtle signs that are easy to miss due to their low-key nature.
You will want to make sure that you are aware of when your furnace is in need of heating repair. Waiting until the furnace completely stops working is never ideal, because then you and your family will be stuck in the freezing cold. Since staying in a home without heat can be dangerous, you would then have to stay with family or friends, or even end up renting an expensive hotel room.
Every homeowner with an air conditioner (AC) should know when an AC problem requires a technician's input. Here are some of the cases in which you should call a technician.
The AC Keeps Tripping the Breaker
If the AC keeps tripping the breaker, it means the AC has an electrical problem. Maybe there is a problem with the motor or the electrical connections to the AC. In any case, you should not reset the breaker every time the AC trips it.
You might have chosen the home that you are going to purchase, and you might know that the previous owners had pets. This might not bother you, and it does not have to be a big deal. Even if the home owner did a good job of cleaning and taking care of the house, it's not a bad idea to opt for professional duct cleaning when you purchase a home where pets have been kept.
Heating technology has come so far over the past decade. Whereas furnaces used to simply turn on and off, these days, there are models that have three settings: off, low, and high. Known as two-stage furnaces, these appliances are awesome for heating large homes, in particular. Here is a closer look at how two-stage furnaces work, their benefits, and the minor drawbacks you may have to compensate for.
How do two-stage furnaces work?