Humans have five senses that allow them to experience all aspects of life. After all, if you live in Raleigh, NC, you likely enjoy the taste and smells of southern comfort food, especially at Hayes Barton Cafe, or the sights of the abundant nature. Those same senses can alert you something is wrong with the HVAC system in your Raleigh home. Learn how to stay alert regarding your heating and air Raleigh NC.

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When trying to cool down in summer or warm up your home in winter, the last thing you expect is your HVAC system to produce a smell. After all, air should be felt, not smelt. Unfortunately, if your HVAC unit has a clogged duct network or unchanged filters, it may have built up contaminants, dirt, and mold. As a result, it can produce a nasty smell when you just want to warm up.


Any healthy HVAC system may briefly click and operate at a low hum once you turn it on. It’ll barely register as white noise. What if your unit begins to rattle, shake, and thump? Things can get so bad it may be hard to have a discussion, listen to music, or watch a movie without turning it on full blast. When the AC makes that much noise, it signals some parts are no longer working as they should. You may need to call your AC professional to access your home for a replacement unit.


Of course, the best thing about turning on your HVAC system is how comfortable it can make you feel any time of the year. While it’s nice to see snow outside, it’s even better to be inside, where it feels warm and cozy. So you can enjoy the cold winter weather knowing that your HVAC system will always warm you and your family up. When summer begins to get intense with heat or humidity, a quality unit will always ensure your home stays cool and prevents the occurrence of heat stroke. However, what if you don’t feel any air on your skin even though you know you turned your unit on? Your sense of touch is telling you your unit isn’t circulating air as it should. When you can only feel air when standing directly under the unit, it has become useless. Unless your HVAC professional can fix it, expect to buy a new one. Otherwise, you’ll be wasting energy bills on a unit that can’t properly heat or cool your home.


You should always do a visual inspection of your unit to check for leaks. An HVAC system may operate using a coolant system, which can leak out due to a malfunction or a crack. When you think of leaks, you may automatically think of your plumbing or roofing. However, your HVAC system can also leak and result in the same type of water damage. Don’t let these leaks go, as they can affect your home and breed destructive and unhealthy mold. The sooner you call a local service to tend to your leaky system, the less likely you are to have a damaged wall or floor you’ll have to spend more money repairing.

As you know, your senses work together so that you can experience the sights, smells, sounds, and tastes of the world. When it comes to a functioning HVAC system, your sense of feeling will alert you the most. If any of your senses alert you to a heating or cooling problem, don’t hesitate to handle it immediately.