Here in the Bay Area, we’re almost through winter and entering into spring. That means it has been a full season of your furnace working at its top capacity. Here are the signs you need heating repair this winter.
In this blog, we’ll review four reasons to give ABC Cooling, Heating & Plumbing a call.
What are the signs you need heating repair this winter?
Obviously, a furnace that won’t turn on is as sure of a sign as any that you need heating repair—and fast.
However, it’s possible for your furnace to still need to be repaired, but still technically be working. Let’s run through the signs you need heating repair.
#1. Your home isn’t comfortable
Your comfort is the entire reason you have a furnace in the first place. If your home isn’t comfortable, something needs to change or be fixed.
In many cases, a furnace that’s having issues with continue to operate—technically. But, it’s virtually hobbled, unable to keep up with the needs of your home and family.
If your home is far too cold and it seems like the thermostat is unresponsive, give us a call. It could be an issue with either your thermostat or your furnace, and you’ll need an experienced, professional HVAC tech to inspect the situation and figure out what the root of the problem is.
#2. You’re hearing strange sounds
A furnace that’s operating right should be quiet and calm, with only occasional noises, such as the ductwork “flexing” with heat meeting cold metal.
In contrast, consistent, loud “grinding,” “shrieking,” or “exploding” noises are not normal. They’re most likely a sign that something has gone wrong with your system.
Exactly what sounds match up with what problems is up to our tech to find out. In many cases, the same sound could indicate one problem when they’re actually caused by something completely different. Contact our team to have us come out and inspect your furnace.
#3. Your energy bills are on the rise
No homeowner likes opening their utility bill and being surprised at how high it’s been getting. Here’s the thing: a malfunctioning furnace is generally an inefficient furnace. Your energy bills could very well be the “canary in the coal mine” when it comes to furnace headaches.
If you’ve been noticing that your monthly bills are spiking, give ABC Cooling, Heating & Plumbing a call. We’ll send a technician to inspect your system and see what could be the cause of your additional energy use.
#4. Your furnace is stopping and starting constantly
This is related to the noises coming from your furnace, since it’s something you’ll have to listen for when you’re at home. If you notice your furnace is constantly starting and stopping (also called “cycling on-and-off”), it’s probably a sign that something is wrong.
“So, it starts and stops frequently. Does that really require repair?” We certainly think so. A cycling furnace is one with problems; a properly installed and properly running system should run consistently.
By cycling, you’re going to see problems #1 and #3 from this list, and your system is going to experience greater wear-and-tear than normal.
Call ABC for furnace repair in Hayward and the Bay Area
If you’re experiencing any of the aforementioned signs you need heating repair, contact us. We offer emergency heating repair service in Hayward in the Bay Area.