Keep Your Home Heating System Running with Help from Expert Technicians
You may not be able to put your finger on it, but your home heating system isn’t working like you’d expect, or you’ve noticed something unusual, like a smell or noise.
Some signs point to needing heating system repair, while others may indicate you need a new heater installed. What signs should you watch out for?
Abnormal Smells from Your Home Heating System
When you turn on your heater the first time it gets chilly, you may notice a slight burning odor. This is a normal occurrence and is simply the smell of dust burning off the heat exchanger, registers, or vents.
However, if your heating system continues to smell this way, or if you notice the burning smell leans toward a more specific plastic or metallic scent, it’s time to call an HVAC service provider for help.
Loud Noises When Your Furnace Is in Operation
When your home heating system is having to work too hard, you’ll notice that it sounds loud. This can indicate that you need to clean your air filter because it’s too clogged with debris for your furnace to pull air through it.
If you swap your air filter, and you’re still noticing just how loudly your furnace is running, there could be a mechanical issue that requires heating system repair.
Uneven Heating Throughout Your Home
If you notice that certain rooms of your house are toasty warm, while others feel frigid despite the heat being on, then you’re suffering from uneven heating.
Uneven heat can be caused by poor airflow through your system or inadequate insulation. If the airflow between the furnace and vents are restricted, or if your ductwork is leaky, heating repair in St. Louis can help remedy the situation.
There’s also a chance that your home heats unevenly or inadequately because your furnace is undersized for your home. If that is the case, new heating installation will solve the problem.
If you aren’t trained in HVAC systems, you may not be able to successfully diagnose the problem yourself or get to the root cause. The experienced technicians at Meyer Heating & Air will investigate and provide you with a list of options to choose from to help improve your situation.
Your Energy Bills Are On the Rise
A home heating system that is limping along or one that is expending excessive energy to run will absolutely cause your energy bills – whether gas or electricity – to climb. Barring rate increases from your utility company, there are multiple reasons why a system may not be operating optimally.
Heating system repair and regularly scheduled maintenance can increase the performance of your existing equipment and help improve energy efficiency.
Your Ductwork Has Significant Build-Up
Over time, dust particles, pet dander, outdoor pollen, and other debris can build up inside your ductwork via your vents and registers. Eventually, your ducts begin to look like they’re lined in fuzz, and all of that particulate matter gets redirected throughout your house.
When your ductwork has major build-up, it’s time to schedule professional duct cleaning. A true duct cleaning includes scrubbing and vacuuming out debris, not simply attaching a HEPA filter to a vent for a few minutes. A cleaner system runs better, uses less energy, and helps keep your entire home interior clean, too.
Your Home Heating System Cycles Too Often
If you hear your heater kick on and run, and then it comes back on very soon thereafter, there could be an issue with your blower wheel. This component is made up of fan-type blades that push air through your system.
You could also have an issue with your thermostat, which registers indoor air temperatures as too low, so it prompts your heater to cycle again.
When you aren’t sure the cause of your heating system’s frequent cycles, it’s best to call in the pros from Meyer Heating and Air to take a look.
Your Furnace Hasn’t Been Serviced Lately
A key indicator that you may need heating repairs in St. Louis is if you haven’t serviced your heater lately – or at all. For longevity of your home heating system, we recommend twice-annual maintenance visits and inspections to ensure your heater – whether it’s a furnace, a heat pump, or a boiler – is working properly.
These service visits help your system last as long as possible and catch small issues before they turn into bigger, more expensive ones.
Get Help with Heating Installation and Repair from Meyer Heating & Air
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