When I married my husband ten years ago, I reluctantly agreed to move into the older brick home he already owned. I knew the house was outdated. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any experience renovating an older place. Immediately, I noticed the old central air conditioning unit in the home. After thoroughly inspecting the equipment, I was afraid the ancient unit wouldn’t make it through my first summer in my new place. Thankfully, I was wrong. After ten years, this same air conditioning system is still running smoothly. However, it has received some diligent care from a reputable HVAC contractor over the years. On this blog, you will discover the ways an HVAC contractor can restore an older air conditioning unit.
An efficient heating system is going to keep your energy costs down and keep you warm during cold weather months. There are times when your heating system is starting to malfunction, and a quick response can help prevent a system breakdown. A clogged air filter can cause your system to turn on and off without heating up your home. Problems with the ignition control or pilot light can leave you without a running heating system. Your thermostat might need to be replaced, or you haven't had your system maintained regularly and it is starting to break. High energy bills can mean your system is not efficient, while no fuel will mean you won't be able to heat up your home.
Your Furnace Is Short Cycling
Short cycling occurs when your heating system turns on, but it turns back off before your home is warm. This can happen if your air filter is clogged, if the heat pump is overworked, or when your system is not getting sufficient airflow. Check the thermostat to make sure it is on the right setting. Sometimes a person in your home will turn it to fan accidentally, causing air to circulate but no temperature changes to occur.
Your Energy Bills Have Spiked
A good indication that your heating system needs repair is when you have an excessive spike in heating costs one month. Check your bill to see what previous years were like to make a comparison. A system that is not efficient is going to burn additional fuel to keep the home warm. While a rise in your utility costs is expected each heating season, a spike means something is wrong with your heat.
Your Home Won't Get Warm Enough
There are a number of reasons your home might not get warm enough when the heat is on. The thermostat is an obvious place to look first. If the thermostat is broken, replacing it will probably fix the problem. Leaks in your ductwork can make it difficult to heat up your home. Make sure the air is flowing from room to room, and you don't have any heat vents closed accidentally.
Heating problems are common, and it's important to pay attention to how your system runs. Check your energy bills periodically to look for big increases and get your system repaired whenever you note an issue. An efficient, well-maintained heating system will cost you less money to run every month.
Contact a heating repair contractor for more information.