Sometimes we don’t even know our heater is struggling until a total system failure occurs. In this worst-case scenario, our homes can become very uncomfortable and we have to deal with the stress of a sudden breakdown. If only there was a way to know when your heater was in need of repair!
Skelton’s Heating and Cooling is here to tell you there might be! You might not see an obvious sign like your furnace is blowing cold air, but there are other hidden symptoms of heater repair to keep an eye out for. Let us show you why we’re the trusted team for Birmingham furnace repair!
Your heater may be producing warm air, but is it doing its job the way it’s supposed to? Uneven heating is a common sign that your heater either isn’t delivering consistent air or is not connecting correctly to the thermostat. If you notice colder rooms in your home or that your heater is really slow to warm the home, you may have a heater repair looming.
Also, pay attention to your use of the thermostat. If you push the thermostat up a few degrees, does your heater turn on? Your thermostat is the brain that controls when the furnace turns on and off, but a malfunction could cause the system to fail.
Poor Indoor Air Quality
Just like your air conditioner, your heating system is responsible for more than the temperature of the air. Your indoor air quality is highly dependent on the air filtration system within the furnace or heater. If your air filter is clogged or other issues arise inside the furnace, your air quality will likely suffer. This includes symptoms like high levels of dust or soot in the home and increased indoor allergies. Your air quality affects both your health and your furnace’s, so you want to make sure you have a professional take a look at what’s causing the air quality to suffer.
It can be difficult to measure normal energy consumption versus abnormal, but energy efficiency is a huge indicator of your furnace’s health. Compare your energy bills over the last months or years to see how your home’s energy consumption has changed. If there are unreasonable spikes in energy usage during the season you’re using your heater, you might have a repair that is sucking energy. Your HVAC system is responsible for about 50% of your monthly energy usage, so any increase in efficiency will help a lot.
How long your heater is running is also dependent on the thermostat demands and can be affected by malfunctions. For example, if your heater runs longer cycles than normal and seems to struggle to reach the desired temperature, you likely have a problem. In the same way, frequent short cycles could become apparent if your heater is turning on and off all the time. This issue needs to be addressed to save you money and make sure your home stays comfortable.
Suspect Your Heater Needs Repairs?
If you notice some of these hidden signs of heater repair, don’t wait for them to disappear! Skelton’s Heating and Cooling can pinpoint the source of your problem and offer the best solution. Let us worry about your heater so that you can enjoy the things that matter. Contact us today to schedule your furnace repair!