How Can I Tell if My Heating System Needs Repair?

During the chilliest months of winter, homeowners rely on their furnaces, boilers, ductless heating systems, or heat pumps to keep them comfortable. Nobody likes to think about their heating system breaking down on the coldest day of the year, but that’s when your system is working overtime – and that can sometimes cause your system to stop working altogether.

That’s why it’s a good idea to know some signs that your heating system is struggling. That way, you can call in a professional HVAC contractor before your system completely breaks down – saving you from the hassle of being without heat for an extended period. In this article, we’ll talk about some of the signs your system may give you if it needs repair and how Ables, Inc. can help. Keep reading to learn more!

5 Signs Your Heating System Needs Repair

If your heating system doesn’t seem to be working properly this winter, it may need repairs to keep you and your family comfortable. Here are a few signs your heating system may be struggling:

  1. High Utility Bills: Everyone can expect that their utility bills will increase during the winter months. But, if you’re noticing that your utility bills are exceptionally high for no apparent reason, it could be that your heating system is working overtime to keep your home warm. Inefficiency isn’t always necessarily caused by an issue with your equipment itself; it could be a dirty filter or leaks in your ductwork. A qualified technician can identify the problem and ensure your equipment is working properly.
  2. Unusual Noises: Most heating systems make some noise when they operate. However, if you’re hearing squealing, grinding, or banging noises coming from your equipment, there’s likely a problem. Over time, components within your system may wear out or corrode. There may be an issue with components within your system, such as a belt, fan, or motor.
  3. Inconsistent Heating: If you find that some areas of your home are warmer than others, while other rooms don’t seem to be heating at all, your heating system may need repairs. Sometimes, inadequate heating is the result of blocked vents, dirty filters, or leaks in ductwork. Or, your system may not be properly sized for your home, which can occur if you’ve added space to your home but haven’t updated your heating system.
  4. Frequently Need to Adjust Thermostat: You should not have to change your thermostat setting more than two or three times a day, for home, away, and sleeping. If you find that you’re constantly changing the temperature to keep your home comfortable, it’s probably a good idea to call a professional. There are likely problems with your thermostat, but there may be issues with your heating equipment itself.
  5. Older Heating Equipment: As your furnace, boiler, ductless system, or heat pump ages, components will start to wear down and corrode. Once that happens, those components will need to be replaced to ensure your equipment continues to operate effectively and efficiently. Of course, we always recommend annual heating maintenance, as it can troubleshoot any issues with your system and facilitate smaller repairs before they become larger, more expensive ones.

If you notice any of these concerns, being proactive can help save on a full system breakdown, which could result in costly repairs or even replacement. At the first sign of trouble, the best thing to do is contact a qualified HVAC contractor, like Ables, Inc.

How can Ables, Inc. help me get the heating repair services I need?

Ables, Inc. is ready to help you get the expert heating services you need, including heating repair on virtually any type of heating equipment. There’s no need to feel chilly and uncomfortable – whether you need a furnace, boiler, heat pump, or ductless system repair, we can help! Just give us a call at (740) 453-6015 or contact us online today!

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