A Comfortable, Warm Home

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A Comfortable, Warm Home

Mild weather is one of the things I love the best about the southern United States. I’ve lived in this region of the country all of my life. During the winter season, I rarely see snow or sleet. In fact, I sometimes wear short sleeves during the cold weather months. However, I occasionally need to bundle up in one of my favorite, colorful coats, jackets, or sweaters. And, I also have to run my heater at nighttime. Thankfully, my husband and I scheduled an appointment with an HVAC contractor this past fall, so we are confident that our heater will last through the winter. On this blog, I hope you will discover the most common solutions to a broken heating system. Enjoy!

3 Ways You Know That Your Heating System Needs Maintenance

Almost every home has a furnace or heating device in their home. Usually these units can last for years without having any problems. But just because they are very durable doesn't mean that they won't eventually need repairs. Here are some signs that your heating system needs repairs.

1. Loud Noises Are Coming From The Unit

Generally speaking, your heating system should be silent. When you are in the house you shouldn't be able to hear anything coming from it unless you are standing right next to it. And even if you are right next to it you should only be hearing a gentle humming. If you hear any kind of loud noises such as clanking, grinding, or wheezing then you have a problem. This could mean that there is some sort of leak in the system, that there is something caught inside the system, or that there are broken parts. These issues should be looked at right away. If you ignore the loud noises you could cause the problem to become more serious and the repairs to be far more expensive.

2. The Unit Is Leaking Water

Many times a boiler will make steam. This is helpful when heating the house. So it is normal to have a little bit of moisture around the heating unit, however it is not normal to actually have water pooling by the unit. This is a problem and means that the heating system is leaking water and is having to work extra hard to heat the same amount of space. You might even notice that your heating bill has risen over time without any real explanation. This could mean that the system is faulty and is using more energy than necessary. Consequently, if you notice this problem, have it attended to right away.

3. The Unit Is No Longer Heating The House Evenly

Lastly, you should look for the house being unevenly heated. When a heating system is working properly, it will heat all of the house about the same temperature. You might notice a difference in temperature as you move from one floor to the next; this is normal. However, it is not normal to have one bedroom be freezing and the next bedroom be hot. This could mean that the vents are obstructed; the heater is not producing enough energy and so forth.

By understanding what to look for in your heating system you can be sure that you are catching any problems early on. To learn more, speak with a business like Allied Air Conditioning & Heating Corp.