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Planet Duct Solving 6 Common HVAC problems
Brandon Kirk

Brandon Kirk

Brandon Kirk is the owner of Planet Duct-Air Duct Cleaning. As a NADCA Certified Air-Duct Cleaning Specialist, he has extensive experience servicing air ducts in El Paso County and the Southern CO region since 2019.

Over time, you may experience issues with your HVAC system. If you’re starting to notice things such as odd smells coming through vents or exceptionally long dryer times, it might be time to consider maintenance on your HVAC system. Routine maintenance is an important part of keeping your HVAC system’s efficiency high and energy bills low, and could save you hundreds of dollars in the long run. 

As a premier HVAC company in Colorado Springs, we take pride in helping the community solve their HVAC issues. Planet Duct is proud to employ NADCA-certified HVAC technicians who are able to use their years of experience and knowledge to address any HVAC concerns. If you begin to notice any of these HVAC issues in your home or business, contact us and we’ll be there to help you at light speed.

1. Furnace Making Weird Noises

If you notice your furnace making unusual noises such as knocking, rattling or squealing, it could be a sign of a mechanical problem. The solution could require minor maintenance such as tightening a loose screw or cleaning a dirty burner. If left alone for a long enough time, your simple maintenance issue may turn into needing to have your furnace motor replaced. To help avoid major repairs, you want to pay attention to any strange noises coming from the furnace, and get them fixed as soon as possible to avoid potential furnace failure.

2. Dirty AC Coils

An integral part of an air conditioning unit, condenser coils, are located outside which makes them susceptible to clogs. The condenser coils develop a buildup of dirt and grime that eventually makes its way indoors, and can impact the cooling ability and efficiency of your entire air conditioning unit. You might notice visual cues such as a buildup of ice around the unit, or that your air conditioning unit is less effective at cooling off your space. A good practice is to have the AC coils cleaned once to twice yearly. 

3. Inefficient Air Duct Sealing

Improperly sealed air ducts can make your energy bills skyrocket to the moon. Inconsistent temperatures between rooms can be a telltale sign of an issue with air duct sealing. Luckily, resealing your air ducts is a simple solution that can increase efficiency by up to 20 percent, keep energy costs low, and increase the lifespan of your HVAC system! 

4. Dirty Air Filters

Having dirty air filters can cause mold and bacteria growth, increase your electric bills, reduce airflow and increase the chances of contaminated air from entering your home or business. Regularly changing your air filters allows you to enjoy multiple benefits including minimized allergies and increased efficiency of both your air conditioning units and furnaces.

5. Excessive Dust in Home

If it seems like you’re constantly dusting your home, and still struggle to get rid of all of the dust, there’s a good chance that your air ducts are clogged with debris. When debris builds up in your air ducts, that debris ends up being blown into your home and can cause allergies. A combination of excess dust and strong allergies could mean it’s time to get your air ducts professionally cleaned.

6. A/C Smells Bad When Turned On

If you notice an unpleasant odor coming from your A/C unit whenever it’s turned on, it could be caused by a buildup of mold. When there’s an excess of moisture present in your HVAC system, it creates an ideal environment for mold to form. If there is a musty smell when your air conditioning unit is in use, it’s important to call an HVAC professional and schedule an air duct cleaning as soon as possible. 

Solve Your HVAC Issues With Planet Duct

Though regular maintenance and cleaning can help prolong the lifespan of your HVAC system, sometimes it’s necessary to call a professional. Our NADCA-certified technicians attain the tools and knowledge necessary to help keep your HVAC system in top-notch shape. 

If you’re looking for out-of-this-world HVAC service in Colorado Springs, look no further than Planet Duct! From air conditioners to furnaces, our HVAC technicians are able to solve all of your HVAC issues. If you’re curious about the cost of a potential HVAC service, our knowledgeable team also offers free air duct cleaning estimates. If you’re ready to experience stellar HVAC solutions, call Planet Duct today!