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Signs You Need HVAC Maintenance

Posted on: March 20, 2024

When Was the Last Time You Had HVAC Maintenance? 

Did you know that you could be saving on your energy bill, while also extending the lifespan of your HVAC system, all with some minor maintenance?

At SM Air, we recommend having your HVAC checked twice a year. In the early spring, you should ensure that you’ve scheduled an inspection for cooling. In the fall, you should schedule a heating inspection and cleaning. This schedule will keep your system running at peak performance and improve its efficiency. Our technicians can also make small repairs to avoid unexpected breakdowns.

If you don’t remember the last time your HVAC system was serviced, or it has been a while, here are a few signs it is time to make a maintenance appointment and how SM Air can help!

A technician performs HVAC Maintenance

Signs You Might Need HVAC Maintenance

Your energy bill may spike during the summer months when your air conditioner is blasting or when your furnace is on constantly in the winter. These types of fluctuations are to be expected. However, an unexpectedly high energy bill could be a sign of an issue with your heating system.

Signs your HVAC needs service include:

  • Sudden, unexplained increases in your utility bill
  • Odd system hissing or banging noises coming from the unit or the ductwork.
  • Bad odors coming from the unit
  • Liquid pooling around the bottom of the unit
  • Little to no airflow
  • Thermostat problems
  • Frequent cycling or temperature fluctuations
  • Poor air quality
  • Humidity problems

How Often To Get an HVAC Tune-Up

Without regular tune-ups, your HVAC system may not perform to the standards that you expect.

An AC checkup in the spring and a furnace tune-up in the fall lets our technicians inspect and diagnose your heating and cooling equipment. They will perform maintenance tasks like changing the filter, cleaning the evaporator, and cleaning the condenser coils.

If our experienced team finds any issues that need addressing, they will outline the work before making repairs. They will also explain any long-term problems they find to give you time to budget for them.

Factors that affect when you need a tune-up include:

  • The type of HVAC system
  • Environmental factors
  • System age and usage

Why Choose SM Air as Your HVAC Contractor?

Whether you have a heat pump, furnace, or ductless system, if your system needs service, the heating and cooling experts can help.

Established in 1986, SM Air provides comprehensive HVAC services in the San Marcos, TX, area. Backed by a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee and excellent reviews, we offer convenient financing terms, flexible appointments, and transparent pricing.

Our background-checked technicians are available for projects, big or small. Join the SM Air CareClub for exclusive perks like 15% repair discounts, waived fees, complimentary checkups, and priority service — and use an online coupon to maximize your savings!

Keep your family comfortable and safe. Schedule an HVAC repair in San Marcos by contacting SM Air at (512) 212-4777.