With nighttime temperatures dipping to the 40s, it’s very likely that you’ve finally begun to use your heating system. Hopefully in doing so, you haven’t discovered any operational problems. The best way to prevent such issues is with annual maintenance. However, no matter how well you take care of your heater, it may still run into problems. Keep reading for some signs that yours may be in disrepair.
Are you noticing insufficient heating coming from your system? Since the main purpose of a heater is to, well, heat, this is obviously a very frustrating problem. This is particularly true considering how much you are paying for your heating—if you’re paying for something you aren’t using to the best of its ability then that is wasted money.
So, what if you are getting heating, but noticing cold spots throughout your living space? This is most likely caused by breached ductwork. Or, if you have zoned heating, it may mean an issue with one of your electronic dampers.
A Spike in Energy Bills
One of the biggest signs that your heater is acting up is a spike in your utility bills without a corresponding increase in how much you are using your heater. Sure, you expect your bills to fluctuate slightly, but if you notice a significant rise, then it’s important to have the issue investigated.
If you notice cold air coming through your vents rather than the expected warm air, then it could be a number of issues. You may have a thermostat malfunction, or there could be a more serious mechanical or operational problem going on. The best thing you can do is to call in the professionals.
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