Keeping your home at a pleasant temperature is essential to your enjoyment of your property. If your home is too hot or too cold, you will be struggling to concentrate with sweat dripping down your back or shivering with cold. To help regulate the temperature indoors, you probably have an HVAC system fitted that can provide heat or cooling air as the situation may demand. If the HVAC system is working well, you may not spend much time thinking about it, it only becomes the focus of your attention when a fault develops and you notice that the room has started to feel uncomfortable.

Do you need HVAC repairs? 

If your HVAC system suddenly stops working, it is easy to know that you need to call an engineer, but sometimes the fault can be less obvious. Have you noticed that your HVAC system takes longer than it used to before the desired temperature is achieved? Over time, an HVAC system can often become less efficient. Sometimes, this can be caused by a build-up of debris, a bent coil or a pipe that develops a leak. At other times, the fault could be less obvious. While these faults won't stop the HVAC system from working, they can cause the blower to work for longer, increasing your energy costs.

Calling an HVAC engineer 

When your HVAC system fails, or even if it is slowly becoming less and less efficient, it is best to call an engineer without delay.  A qualified engineer can examine the system and identify any faults. They will look for any refrigerant or water leaks that could affect system performance. The engineer can also conduct any needed maintenance, clearing debris, changing filters or looking for signs of corrosion to ensure that the system is operating at peak efficiency before they leave. A good engineer will be happy to explain what they are doing and show you what to look for in the future so that you can keep the HVAC system in good condition in between visits from the engineer.

What to look for in an HVAC engineer

Look for an engineer who has proven, relevant experience conducting heating repairs on systems like yours. If you have any concerns, don't be afraid to ask questions before you engage them, ask them whether they will conduct preventative maintenance, dealing with stretched or worn belts, oiling motors and bearings and checking for a leaking heat exchanger, in addition to correcting obvious system faults.

For more info about heating repairs, contact a local company.