03 Feb Think Your Furnace Is Going Bad? 3 Signs You’re Right
While southeast Michigan homeowners have different types of heating systems, all have problems in common although each type may be constructed and/or operate different from other types of heaters. As with any equipment, minor or major components of a heating system wear out or break down over time – nothing lasts forever, although choosing a quality system will mean longer life and greater efficiency. Regardless of the type of heating system you may have in your Ann Arbor or Ypsilanti home, there are three common “symptoms” that may indicate a problem. When you notice one or more of these symptoms, it may be time to call in the professionals.
Failure to start. While it’s fairly obvious to most people that a problem exists when the heater won’t start, it could indicate one of any number of problems so it may be difficult to diagnose yourself, unless it’s something as simple as the pilot light being out. Check this first; if your heating system doesn’t have a pilot light, pay attention to any other strange behaviors that may be occurring simultaneously with your heater’s failure to start. Chances are you will need an experienced heating and cooling professional to resolve the issue.
Strange noises. As with any equipment or appliance in your home, you become attuned to the “normal” sounds it makes. When your heater begins to make an odd noise that you don’t normally hear or notice, it could indicate problems. If your heating system starts rumbling, grinding, squealing, or making any odd noise, give Haley Mechanical a call so we can diagnose the problem and make any necessary repairs. Small repairs now can save on costly big repairs later!
Your heating system doesn’t seem to be heating as well. Also referred to as “low heating capacity” by those in the HVAC industry, it usually indicates a problem when a heating system fails to heat a home as well as it once did. While you may not notice it right away, low heating capacity could indicate a break in the delivery system, fuel issue, or something else. Low heating capacity can result in a less comfortable home, and higher heating costs. Call a professional – don’t ignore the problem, it won’t solve itself.
Having problems with the heating system in your SE Michigan home? Give Haley Mechanical a call today for outstanding service performed by skilled contractors who are dedicated to doing the job right the first time!