We all love to come home to a nice toasty home during the winter. This will make the time you spend in your home pleasant and comfortable while you are there. If you notice that the home is not heating as efficiently as it should, make sure to contact us as soon as possible. This way the issue can be resolved so you are able to keep the monthly energy bills from increasing. It is important to have regular maintenances done for your heating system. This way you can help to prevent further issues and a costly repair bill from happening.
The Furnace not Heating Properly
Probably the most common heating problem that happens is insufficient heating or no heating at all. This can be very frustrating, especially when it is very cold outside. Insufficient heating can be caused by a number of different things but is most often due to a clogged air filter. If you have a heat pump or a furnace then you have an air filter that keeps dirt and insects from getting pulled into the working parts. Without regular changing, your air filter can get clogged and restrict the flow of air into your home. Less air means less heating. Make sure to contact us if you start to notice poor heating in your home. If the thermostat is different than the actual temperature, it could mean there is something wrong with the furnace. It could also indicate an issue with the thermostat. That is why it is important to have a professional inspection done by us.
Strange Noises Coming from the Heater
Another very common problem is unusual noises coming from the heating system. If your heater begins making strange noises it is best to call us. These types of problems do not just fix themselves and normally just get worse with time. If your furnace or heat pump is squealing it is likely that the fan belt has gone bad. A rattling sound could mean a carbon monoxide leak, which means that you should not operate your furnace until the issue is inspected. Even if the noise is subtle, it is recommended to contact us before a much larger issue occurs.
The Air Filter Should be Changed
By far the most common cause of heating repairs is the air filter. If you have a forced air system like a furnace or a heat pump then you need to make sure that the air filter is regularly changed. It can cause insufficient heating and also a whole host of other issues. Check the filter on a regular basis to make sure that it is clean and free from any build up of dirt and dust. If the filter is clogged, make sure to replace it when it as soon as you can. Not only will a clean filter help with the efficiency of your heating system, but it will also help to improve your indoor air quality. If you are unsure how often to clean the filter, we can advise you on a proper schedule.