As the weather cools down, it’s important to ensure that your heating system is in working order. However, many people aren’t sure what to look for when inspecting their system. To help you keep your home warm and cozy throughout the colder months, here are three signs that you need a heating repair.
How to Know When It’s Time for a Heating Repair
1. Lasting Odor
You’ll usually notice a musty or burning smell when you first turn on your heating system for the season. However, if the odor lasts more than a few hours, shut off the system and call an HVAC contractor for an inspection. A continuous burning smell often signals damaged air filters or mechanical parts. Something might also be stuck in the apparatus, so it is vital to shut it off to reduce the chance of a fire.
2. Increased Energy Bill
After you start up your heating system for the season, keep an eye on your energy bill. Although a slight rise in cost is typical, a significant increase could signal a need for heating repair, as the system may be struggling to function. An overworked system will be forced to exert more energy, causing your bills to rise.
3. Loud Noises
While you can expect a minimal amount of noise from your heating system, pay attention to any loud or otherwise unusual sounds. Banging, screeching, clanking, and other odd noises may indicate issues such as a loosened part or faulty blower belt. If you continue to hear these noises, contact a heating repair professional.
If you need a heating repair, turn to the experts at Ade Heating and Cooling in Forked River, NJ. For more than 30 years, the family-owned company has been providing residential and commercial HVAC services throughout central and southern New Jersey. In addition to repairs, the experienced team can meet any of your other heating and cooling needs, including installations and preventative maintenance. Learn more about their 24/7 services and products online, and call (609) 693-6050 to receive a free estimate today.
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