How Putting Off Your HVAC Project Can Be Dangerous

May 20, 2024

Dangers Of Putting Off Your Southwest
Oklahoma HVAC Project

Don’t Put Off Your Savings, Comfort,
Or Peace Of Mind ANY LONGER

Is your air conditioner taking longer to cool your home than it used to? Do you notice strange noises coming from your furnace? Is your heat pump running on its last legs?

These are all common issues that many SW Oklahoma homeowners experience…and then put off for months or even years. But putting off these seemingly unimportant issues can easily lead to even greater issues.

We don’t want to scare you…but putting off HVAC issues can also be pretty dangerous and put your and your family’s safety at risk.

So, here’s how to notice common HVAC problems and why you shouldn’t ever put them off.

Common HVAC Issues

Without regular AC, heat pump, or furnace maintenance, your home can be vulnerable to a number of serious problems. And though some issues are harder for the typical homeowner to diagnose (and require a professional eye), there are a number of things you might notice.

Some common HVAC issues that you’d spot include:

  • Strange noises (typically grinding or clanging) coming from your AC or furnace
  • Warm air coming from your air conditioner
  • Strange smells coming from your vents
  • Poor airflow throughout your home
  • Cool air coming from your furnace

In extreme (and very dangerous) cases, your carbon monoxide detector will go off. If this happens, leave your home immediately and call an emergency service.

What Happens If You Put Off These HVAC Issues

If you notice any of these common HVAC problems and decide to put them off, you might be setting your system up for total failure. HVAC systems are just that, systems – meaning all parts work together to function as a whole.

So when your AC or furnace is struggling or in distress, it puts more stress on the other parts of your HVAC system. And when those parts are working in overdrive, they tend to burn out quicker.

In other words, putting off a minor issue could shorten the lifespan of your entire AC, furnace, or heat pump unit.

Plus, you’re likely to see higher energy bills and be stuck in discomfort. And who wants to be uncomfortable in their own home?

What To Do Instead Of Putting Off The Issues

Instead of hoping the problem goes away or praying your furnace holds out another winter, it’s best to call an HVAC professional. A proper and prompt diagnosis can save you thousands in replacement costs, save you hundreds in utility bills, and keep you comfortable year-round.

Plus, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your home is safe from potentially toxic or dangerous gas leaks, which is truly priceless.

Why Get Regular HVAC Maintenance

Getting regular heating and cooling maintenance can help spot and address minor issues before they become larger, more significant headaches.

We typically recommend getting an AC tune-up in the spring and a furnace tune-up in the fall.

Bi-annual tune-ups help ensure your HVAC system is properly functioning and working at peak performance for total efficiency. And like we said, when your unit is working at full efficiency, you get better comfort and lower utility bills.

Plus, you’ll save yourself the stress of having to replace your HVAC system prematurely—regular maintenance helps extend its life!

Keep Your HVAC System Working Right
AND Safely With Robinson Air

Whether you suspect your Southwest Oklahoma HVAC system needs help or you want to prevent any future issues from popping up, Robinson Air is here for you. Our professional techs are expertly trained to accurately diagnose and address any HVAC problems.

Plus, our Comfort Club gives you regular tune-ups and inspections so you can rest easy all year long. Don’t put off your HVAC issues any longer!

Ready to get your HVAC issues fixed or prevent problems from arising? Contact Robinson Air today for your free quote.