If your Plano, Texas, home always feels too hot or too cold, you could have trouble with your HVAC system. Many problems will get worse without prompt repairs, forcing you to spend more money or even replace your heater or air conditioner. Common trouble signs include strange noises, bad smells, and frost or ice on your air conditioner or heat pump.

Strange Noises

If you hear whistling, banging, or scurrying sounds, you could have leaks, debris, or pests in your ductwork. Grating or grinding noises could indicate a major problem with your HVAC unit, or your unit might just need a minor repair like tightening a loose screw or adding some lubrication. Have an expert from Bill Joplin’s Air Conditioning & Heating check your system to get rid of annoying noises and prevent an expensive, inconvenient breakdown.

Bad Smells

If your home smells musty or stale, you could have mold in your ductwork, underneath carpeting or wallpaper, or in your insulation. Mold can grow almost anywhere with enough moisture, and it can cause asthma or allergy symptoms. Have your home checked for mold problems and use a dehumidifier to keep it from returning.

If you smell something really bad, an animal may have died in your ductwork. Lots of dust or faulty wiring could cause a burning smell, and you should shut off your HVAC system and call a professional immediately. If you smell gas, leave and call your fire department or gas company.

Frost or Ice on Your Unit

A dirty evaporator coil, low refrigerant levels, or other problems often lead to frost or ice on your outdoor unit. This problem raises your utility bills, strains your HVAC system, and shortens its life. Turn off your unit to let the ice melt, then clean your coil with a garden hose. If the ice or frost comes back when you turn your system back on, call a professional.

Bill Joplin’s Air Conditioning & Heating has over 35 years of HVAC experience, and we can help you install, maintain, and repair a variety of equipment. Call us anytime for excellent service – (888) 414-4655.

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