Temperatures are quickly dropping, necessitating the use of our heating systems. Even if you aren’t using it on a daily basis yet, now is the best time to watch your system for early signs of trouble. It may already be cold, but you still have time to have problems addressed before winter hits.
Of course, only a fully trained and experienced HVAC technician should be trusted to pinpoint the exact cause of your heater problems so they can effectively resolve it. However, it doesn’t hurt to know what to look for so that you can shut your heating system down—to prevent further damage—and give our pros a call.
If the air coming through your vents isn’t as warm as you think it should be, there could be a couple scenarios at play. It may be something as simple as a clogged burner due to dust and grime, but could also be the sign of a blockage in your gas line or breach in your ductwork.
Reduced Air Flow
Let’s say you’re getting warm air, but it’s not flowing as strongly as it should be. This is typically the result of trouble with the fan or fan motor, although it may also be the sign of breached ductwork or a clogged air filter.
Unusually High Bills
If there’s no apparent reason for your energy bills to be drastically increasing, but they are anyway, then you could very well have a faulty component in the system that needs to be replaced to restore your system’s previous efficiency levels.
Any noise that you hear coming from your heater that isn’t associated with the normal operation of your heater is cause for concern. You may notice this noise stopping and starting with the start-up and stopping of the heater. Be sure to give our experts a call if you discover this problem.
For professional heater repairs in Coeur d’Alene, WA, contact ACI Northwest.