The thought of a warm cozy home when the weather is cold outside gives something to look forward to. It can be frustrating not to mention very uncomfortable to have to spend cold nights because your furnace has broken down. Being able to identify signs that you need furnace repair early enough will help you prevent widespread damage to your heating system therefore minimizing the costs associated with heating repair.
Reduction in the level of comfort in the home
This is probably the first and easiest signs to identify when there is a problem with your heating system. If you’re unable to reach a level of comfort in your home despite often changing the settings on your thermostat, your heating system may be failing. Your heating system may not be able to operate efficiently meaning that you need to call a professional to have a look.
These effects may not be noticeable in all rooms. You may find that one room is heating up comfortably while another remains cold. Even in such cases, it is still important to have a heating professional check the system to prevent the problem becoming widespread.
Change in air quality
Is the air in your home dry? Have you noticed excessive levels of dust settling on surfaces within your home even after you’ve cleaned them? No, your home isn’t dusty and the answer isn’t to revamp your cleaning routine. A change in air quality is often a sign that your heating system is dirty and in need of repair or cleaning.
The buildup of dust and other contaminants in the HVAC system can also result in the production of unpleasant odors in the home. Blockages and cracks in vents can also result in musty or stale air.
If you notice a change in the quality of indoor air in your home, be sure to contact Service Champions professionals to examine your system and repair it as soon as possible.
Unusual noises from system
Do you hear unusual sounds coming from your HVAC system? No, your house isn’t haunted. These sounds could be a sign of a problem with your system. Some HVAC systems produce sounds that are normal operational noises. However, if you notice unusual sounds, such as dripping, hissing, grinding, groans or hums, your system may be in need of repair.
Increase in utility bills
Sometimes, problems with HVAC systems are not so obvious. They may show themselves indirectly. A good example is inefficiency of the HVAC system. Your furnace may still be able to heat up your home but may need to work harder to do so. If this is the case, then you may see an increase in your monthly heating bills. Have a professional assess your system to determine if there are any problems.
Yellow pilot light
HVAC systems are often installed with signals to warn you of a problem. If the yellow pilot light on your furnace is on or flashing, then there is a problem with your furnace and you need furnace repair as soon as possible.
Development of or worsening of allergies or asthma
Worsening of allergies or asthma is often a sign of poor air quality. This may be indicative of a problem with your heating system.
Reduced levels of heating
If your heating system isn’t producing heat, there’s obviously a problem with it. It also may be producing low levels of heat.
Reduction in the flow of air
Your heater may be generating the ideal temperature, but you notice that the warm air isn’t spreading throughout the room. This is often an indication of a problem with air flow in the system. It may result in overheating of the system, which may force the entire system to shut down.
If you suspect that your HVAC is in need of repair, Contact Service Champions. We’ll provide you with professional and experienced technicians whether your HVAC is in need of a tune-up or repair. We offer solutions for maintenance, replacement and repair.