In Gregory, Texas, the weather is hot during much of the year. Without a working air conditioner, it’s hard to stay cool when the temperature rises into the 90s and above. A central air conditioner can also help maintain a comfortable moisture level on humid days. If you notice any signs of HVAC trouble, call an expert to take a closer look before you’re stuck without a working AC.

Unpleasant Odors

If you catch a whiff of something strange coming from the vents, this could indicate a problem in the HVAC. A rotten-egg odor can be the result of a natural gas leak, which should be taken very seriously. A gas leak could result in an explosion.

An electrical smell can mean that something is overheating. If your system is new, try running it a few more times to see if the smell goes away. If not, call in an HVAC technician to inspect the unit.

A moldy odor often means that you have excess moisture in the system, which can lead to health problems and reduce indoor air quality.

Strange Sounds

HVAC equipment typically makes some noise, especially when it’s turning on and off, but loud, jarring noises are not normal. Thumping, grinding, or squeaking sounds can indicate a damaged belt or other component that has slipped away from its normal position. If you hear scraping, the blower wheel might be broken. If you hear a loud noise, call an HVAC technician for an inspection.

Poor Air Flow

When the system is set to cool but warm air is coming through the vents, you could have an air flow restriction, lack of coolant, or frozen compressor. All of these problems should be diagnosed and repaired by a certified HVAC technician.  

If your heating or cooling system is acting up or can’t keep up with the outdoor temperatures, call Bodine-Scott at (361) 883-9900 for a check-up. 

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