Sometimes it can be very clear that your heater needs help — like it’s not blowing warm air or it won’t turn on! Other times, it can be difficult to even know that your heater is struggling. The number one best thing to remember about heater repairs is speed. The faster you know there’s a problem, the faster we can fix the problem.
Here at Channell Heating & Cooling, we want your heater repair services to be quick and effective. We don’t want you to suffer through a chilly night because you’re unaware of your heater repair. That’s why we’ve put together this shortlist of some of the subtle signs that your heater needs help.
Decreased Heater Efficiency
If your heater is providing warm air to your home, then everything is fine, right? Just because your heater can produce heat doesn’t mean that it’s operating the way it should. Did you know that your HVAC system is responsible for over 50% of the energy consumption in your entire home? That’s a lot of energy needed to regulate your home’s air. Now imagine if your heater was operating inefficiently. That energy usage could increase higher and higher!
That’s why we recommend keeping an eye on how much you use your heater compared to the energy report you get billed for every month. If your energy usage suddenly spikes, you probably need to have your home checked out. Even gradual increases in energy consumption can indicate that your heater is having to use more and more energy to do its job.
Poor Indoor Air Quality
Your heating system is responsible for regulating the temperature in your home, but it’s also largely responsible for the quality of your air as well! When your heater has a problem that you can’t see, look to the other areas in your home for symptoms.
You might see more dust collecting on your furniture than normal or visible signs of dust coming from your vents. You might also be plagued by seasonal allergies inside your home as the air recirculates into your lungs. If members of your home have respiratory vulnerability like asthma or COPD, keep a watchful eye on their health. These are all probable signs that your heater isn’t filtering air the way it should. A professional could evaluate the quality of your air and find a better solution than the one your heater is currently giving.
Mystery Sounds or Smells
If your heater is making a sound while it runs that you just can’t put your finger on, it’s usually not normal. Random sounds are not a part of regular heater performance, and they often indicate that something is wrong inside the unit. Similarly with odors, if an odd or foul smell is hanging around your house, it could be coming from your heater! Many homeowners forget how expansive the network of ducts is throughout their home, and how much can go wrong in all that space.
Paying attention to sounds and smells could save your heating system from damaging repairs, but it can also save your health! Things like mold colonies or refrigerant leaks can have serious effects on your health. It’s better to have a professional give your system an assessment.
Need Heater Repairs?
If you’ve noticed one or more of the symptoms listed above, don’t hesitate! Call on Channell Heating & Cooling to make sure your Hazlehurst heater is operating properly. We’re the team you want handling your heater, and we commit ourselves to getting it done right the first time. Contact us today to get started!