Macedonia, Georgia

Signs Your Heating System Needs Repairs December 23, 2019

Macedonia, Towns
Signs Your Heating System Needs Repairs, Macedonia, Georgia

Your heating system lies dormant through part of spring and all the summer months, so it could take months for you to discover an issue with the unit. As the cold weather arrives, it’s best to detect issues with your heating system as soon as possible. Getting timely heating system repairs can avoid the need for repairs when the weather is even colder. Here are five signs your HVAC system needs professional attention.

Does Your Heating System Need Repairs?

1. Basement Noises

If you hear unusual sounds through the vents, there’s a good chance your heating system has an issue. There’s no need to worry if you hear clicking or another noise when the heat turns on and off, but ongoing noises can be caused by a malfunctioning furnace or by loose or leaky ducts.

2. Cold Spots

Heating System RepairsIf your home’s vents are open, yet there are still cold spots throughout the house, there may be a problem with the airflow. The ducts may be clogged, or the main blower may not be working properly.

Some homes may have colder rooms because of insulation issues, especially if they contain windows or access points to the basement or attic. If this is the case, improving the insulation in these areas will eliminate cold spots and likely lower your heating bill.

3. Increased Energy Bill

If your heating system isn’t working at full efficiency, it’s likely working harder than it should and thereby consuming more energy. Poor ventilation, non-lubricated parts, and clogged filters are some common instigators of this issue. If these smaller issues go unaddressed, they can also cause more serious problems that could require large-scale repairs.

4. Old Age

You should replace heater pumps after 10 years and furnaces after 15 years. Older heating systems use less efficient technology than modern versions. Heating systems become less productive as their parts wear down, even if they’re properly maintained, so updating your system could improve your overall comfort at home.

5. Noticeable Odors

Heaters can produce odors when they’re first used after a period of inactivity, but these smells shouldn’t last more than several hours. Odors that don’t dissipate indicate a problem with your heating system. If you detect the smell of burning rubber, it’s most likely due to a damaged part. If it’s not repaired immediately, it could put you at risk of a fire, as the dust in your ducts is flammable.

 

 

If you need heating system repairs or maintenance, contact the experts at Kendall’s Heating & Air in Hiawassee, GA. This licensed HVAC contractor has replaced and repaired heating and cooling systems for the Towns County region for over 40 years. They repair all makes and models, and they provide excellent service for residences and businesses. Call (706) 896-0830 for a free estimate, or learn more about their services online.

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