Sacramento may be one of the sunniest locations on the planet, but that also means that summer temperatures can soar. For these hot summer months—and the cool days of winter—a functional HVAC system is the key to keeping your home and family comfortable.

It’s all too easy to forget about your AC or heating unit. That is, until a problem shows up when you least expect it! Without a reliable option for HVAC, California homeowners can be left struggling to find a way to keep cool, but knowing the warning signs of a malfunctioning system can help you stop potential breakdowns in their tracks.

You’ll want to contact a professional HVAC company right away if you notice any of these signs that something isn’t working right with your unit:  

  1. Your AC is Blowing Hot: You need your air conditioner to keep you cool, but if hot air is all you get out of your unit, then you might have a problem with the compressor or thermostat.  

  2. Weak Airflow is Leaving You Sweating: Even if your AC is blowing cold air, that doesn’t mean it’s blowing enough of it! If you have poor airflow from your vents, it’s another sign that the compressor might be on its last leg. This can also result from debris obstructions or issues with the ductwork in your home. 

  3. Moisture is Leaking from the Unit: Air conditioners create condensation while operating, but the drain tube should be directing this overflow flow of moisture. If you see a leak, it could be refrigerant—which poses a serious health risk—or a problem with the drain tube.  

  4. Strange Sounds are Keeping You Awake: Grinding, squealing, grinding sounds aren’t what you want to hear when you turn on your home’s AC. Strange noises typically indicate a problem with the internal components of the unit, including issues with bearings or belts.

  5. You Notice Less-than-Pleasant Odors: If the cool air from your AC comes with a foul or musty smell, it’s time for an AC inspection. Odors can be caused by burned-out wire insulation or by mold growing somewhere in your unit or in the ductwork of your HVAC system.   

Stay Ahead of Costly Problems with Expert HVAC Services

Did any of the signs listed above sound familiar to you? If so, then you don’t want to wait to get a professional out to inspect your system and make any needed repairs! At Environmental Heating and Air Solutions, Inc., we offer full-service support for all makes and models of air conditioners and heating units.

If odor, noises, or hot air from your HVAC system is leaving you scrambling to keep your home comfortable, we’re the company you can trust to deliver: 

  • 31-Point Safety Inspections
  • Regular HVAC Maintenance Check-Ups
  • Quality Parts and High-Efficiency Systems
  • 24/7 Emergency Repair Services
  • A Five Star Experience You Can Feel!


When it comes to local services for HVAC, California homeowners know that EHA Solutions is the right choice to handle any repair or replacement need. If you need immediate service, a full HVAC installation, or simply want us to come out for an AC inspection, call today or fill out our simple online quote form!