Scary Halloween HVAC Problems

This entry was posted in HVAC Maintenance on by .

Pretty black cat between orange pumpkins on an orange background.

Halloween season has arrived! Picking out the right costumes, decorating your home for Halloween, searching out the perfect pumpkin, and buying candy are some of the fun filled activities. It’s also the time when Phoenix metro homeowners don’t want any Halloween HVAC surprises. Check out our list to make sure you’re focused on trick-or-treating and not on spooky HVAC issues.

Haunted HVAC Symptoms Requiring Attention

Have you noticed any of the following issues with your HVAC system:

  • Leaking water or other fluids
  • Uneven cooling in your home
  • Blowing warm or room temperature air
  • Tripped circuit breaker
  • Continuous running system
  • Strange sounds like buzzing, squealing, or rattling

These can be symptoms of problems that need to be taken care of before potentially causing an HVAC meltdown. Let’s investigate further why you should be concerned.

Eerie Leaks

Excess water from the air conditioning unit can build up outdoors where the condensate line discharges the moisture. The condensate tube line can be blocked, cracked, or the drain pan can be broken. Clogs along the line can damage the AC unit, leaks in the line can result in mold growth, and a broken drain pan can cause water damage to your home and landscaping.

Unsettling Temperatures

Blocked vents, leaking ducts, or dirty indoor air vents can cause uneven cooling inside your home. You’ll want to make sure all vents are unblocked, open, and free of dust and other debris. A short-cycling AC unit turning on and off frequently can mean not enough cool air is reaching every room to cool down your home evenly.

Strange Noises

Are you hearing unusual sounds like screeching, squealing, rattling, or buzzing emanating from the AC unit? These noises can be signs of a broken compressor, motor, defective belt, broken fan blade, or components. Sometimes even a loose screw or air filter can result in a rattling noise when the blowers are activated.

Call Cool Blew for HVAC Problems

Don’t wait and make a pre-Halloween call to your HVAC professionals at Cool Blew if you notice any of the issues identified in the list. These can be signs of more severe damage that warrants an inspection of your HVAC system now. Our certified technicians will ensure your system is primed and ready for the seasons ahead. Call us today at 623-872-2900 to schedule your appointment. Happy Halloween!