When Should You Call A Salt Lake City HVAC Expert? 10 Signs You Need One

Most of us take our Salt Lake City HVAC systems for granted, enjoying the cool air during Utah’s hot summer months and reveling in the warmth during the cold of winter. When things go wrong, it’s not always easy to tell if it’s time to call in the experts or to DIY a fix yourself.

Before you read further – if you’re in need of Salt Lake City heater repair or AC repair in Salt Lake City, call the All Hours team right away!

Now, here are 10 signs to be on the lookout for and call a professional for air conditioning in Salt Lake City at All Hours Plumbing, Heating & Air if they occur.

10 Signs That You Should Call a Salt Lake City HVAC Expert

1 – Noisy System

A dead give away that your system is about to bite the dust is noise. Those clangs and bangs when the motor turns on and off are not a good sign. Your system should quietly transition and barely be noticeable.

When this happens, it’s important to get a Salt Lake City HVAC expert out right away. They may be able to save your system with an inexpensive fix, such as tightening a component, before the whole thing shuts down and you need furnace repair in SLC.

2 – Temperature 

If you notice that your thermostat is set to cool but you’re sweating, or you’ve got a sweater on and the temperature is turned all the way up—you’ve got a problem. Check by holding your hand under a vent and feel the temperature of the air that is blowing. If it’s not running cold or hot, give us a call.

It could be a serious issue, or you may just need to clear out some clogs, charge your refrigerant levels, or clean the coils. There could also be a leak in the refrigerant line. This is one reason an annual service from your cooling and heating contractor in Salt Lake City is beneficial, because it eliminates or identifies many of these problems before they occur.

Is your furnace blowing cold air? Learn about potential reasons for furnace problems in this blog.

3 – Smells

There’s a musty odor coming from your vents. Or, more important, there’s the smell of an electrical burn. Musty smells may indicate mold developing somewhere. And that can lead to serious health problems. 

A burning smell is even more serious. This indicates an electrical issue that could lead to a house fire. Call our Salt Lake City HVAC techs immediately if this is something you notice.

4 – No Air

Worse than air that isn’t blowing hot or cold is air that isn’t blowing at all. You could have a blown compressor or circuit. We can diagnose the reason and check your ducts for blockages. 

Before you call us, though, double-check your filter to make sure it’s clean. Also, make sure that at least half your vents are open. Sometimes, this can be an easy DIY fix. Learn more about Salt Lake City HVAC maintenance in this blog.

5 – Rapid Cycling

You start to notice the air conditioner or furnace turning off and on frequently. Or, your outdoor AC unit never turns off and runs constantly. Now, if the weather is extremely cold or hot that day, it’s natural for your unit to cycle more frequently than on normal days. But, if your unit is doing a rapid cycle for no reason, that’s a good reason to call us.

When this starts to happen, your unit is probably aging and it’s time to start planning to replace your system. Your HVAC technician can tune up your system and provide regular maintenance which will extend the life of your unit. Consult with us to determine if it’s time to update your HVAC.

6 – Your Bill Increases

Maybe you haven’t noticed an issue with smells, sounds, temperature, or air flow but all of a sudden, your bill is through the roof. This may indicate that your system is running inefficiently. Your energy system is trying to compensate in order to heat or cool your home.

Each day your system operates inefficiently, is another day you lose more money. Our SLC HVAC experts can save you in the long-term if you call us sooner rather than later.

7 – Your System Is 15-20 Years Old

At this age, your system is going to start to decline in performance. While it may still work, you might be paying more for your energy costs, or you might not be getting the right temperature for your home. 

If you have had regular maintenance from a Salt Lake City HVAC technician, your system will last longer and you can defer buying a new system until you notice a serious problem. If your system has been poorly maintained or irregularly serviced, you’ll likely need to replace your system.

Our team offers:

  • Salt Lake City Heater Replacement
    • Furnace Replacement
    • Boiler Replacement
  • Salt Lake City AC Replacement

8 – Your System Doesn’t Fit Your House

Sometimes builders may place a standard unit in a home, but don’t properly measure the square footage of your home or take into account important variables that affect the temperature, such as window sizes and placement. This can make it difficult for you to effectively heat or cool your home without blowing a lot of money on your utility bills.

Our Salt Lake City HVAC technicians can help you evaluate your home’s unique needs and determine if your unit is the right size or not. 

9 – Water Leaks

If you notice puddling water around your unit or even freezing, that could be a sign that you have a block in your condensation line. Blocked condensation lines leave moisture on your condensation coils.

And the fluid may not be water. You may have a freon leak which can be a very expensive problem if it’s allowed to get any bigger. If you’re facing leaks and water damage, connect with our team for Salt Lake City water damage restoration services.

10 – Indoor Humidity

Unless you have a humidifier that is intentionally increasing the humidity in your home, you shouldn’t feel much humidity at all if your air conditioner is running. This is because they are designed to remove moisture from your home.

So, if you are feeling any humid air while indoors, your unit probably needs to be recalibrated or you may need to have a whole-house dehumidifier installed. If you have high humidity levels, that can contribute to the growth of mold. At All Hours, we offer Salt Lake City indoor air quality services, and can make sure you have the IAQ systems you need at home!

Other Times You Should Call A Salt Lake City HVAC Expert

Don’t wait for problems to develop before calling an HVAC expert. You should have regular annual maintenance for your furnace and AC unit to keep issues from developing into serious problems that require expensive repairs or whole system replacements. 

Another time you should call us is if you are buying a new home or if you are remodeling and adding square footage to your home. We can evaluate your system to make sure it’s the right fit.

And finally, it’s always a good idea to have us check your system before the warranties for your systems run out. If there is an issue that needs to be taken care of, it will be less expensive for you if it’s done under warranty. 

Give your trusted Salt Lake City HVAC experts a call at All Hours Plumbing, Heating & Air today! 

Meet the Team

All Hours Plumbing, Drain Cleaning, Heating, and Cooling provides affordable plumbing, HVAC and fireplace services in Salt Lake City, UT. We offer 24 hour emergency services and we’re dedicated to providing the absolute highest quality service at the best prices. We don’t over bid, and we don’t under bid with the idea of tacking on hidden fees; we simply give honest prices with honest answers.

Our complete lines of Salt Lake City plumbing and HVAC services include everything from drain cleaning and water heater replacement, to air conditioning repair and furnace maintenance. No matter what you need (or when you need it!), when it comes to your plumbing or HVAC, we have you covered. Reach out to us when you need plumbing or HVAC help, and we’ll show you how easy it can be to get your home’s systems working well again soon!

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No matter when you call us, someone will answer the phone. And once help is on the way, we'll always arrive on time.

    Honest Pricing

    Honest Answers

    We won’t underbid or overbid your project. The price you see on your quote is the price you’ll pay for the work we do.

    Clean Home


    We will leave your work area cleaner than when we arrived, or we will pay for a cleaner to come through.

    Always On Time

    24/7 Services

    No matter when you call us, someone will answer the phone. And once help is on the way, we'll always arrive on time.

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