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Preparing for My Dream Home

My husband and I have spent a lot of time consulting with an architect. After living in our cramped, starter home for the past 11 years, we were finally ready to make some needed changes to it. We have added an extra 600 square feet of space onto our house. Before the construction began, we finalized the plans for our new heating and air conditioning unit with our HVAC contractor. Because our home was going to be substantially bigger than it is now, we purchased a larger HVAC system. We also installed a new, digital thermostat inside my home. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of HVAC units to buy for mid-size homes. Enjoy!


Preparing for My Dream Home

Signs Your Heater May Need To Be Replaced

by Rita Richardson

While it's tempting to ignore the heater in your home and assume that it will work forever, unfortunately, this is not always the case. Heaters lose functionality with age, especially if they are not well maintained. If your heater needs to be repaired or replaced, there are often clear signs that you will notice. These signals are a clue that you need to contact a furnace repair company to investigate the situation before the heater stops working and you're left without heat entirely. If you notice any of the following, reach out to a local heating repair company: 

Unusually High Electric Bills

Having unusually high electric bills are one of the first signs that there may be something wrong with your heating system. If the fan on your HVAC unit is staying on constantly, or if components of the system are repeatedly cycling on and off, this process can dramatically increase your bill. If you notice a significant increase in your electric bill from one month to the next, reach out to a heating repair solutions service to have them evaluate your system. 

Odd Noises from the Furnace

If your furnace begins to make odd noises, this is another sign that it may not be working correctly. Your furnace should run quietly, making consistent noises day after day. If you notice that it is suddenly making loud thumps and bumps, squeaking, or making other noises that are abnormal, it may need to be replaced. A heating repair company can evaluate the situation and let you know if your heater needs a replacement, then walk you through choosing a new heater. 

Constant Need to Adjust the Thermostat

The thermostat should work with the heater to keep your home at a consistent temperature. If you notice that this is not the case and that you constantly need to adjust the thermostat to stay comfortable, there may be an issue with your heating system. A heating repair company can evaluate the system to determine if your thermostat is experiencing issues or if the issue is with the furnace itself, then replace the necessary parts. 

Ideally, you should be able to program your thermostat for the temperature that you'd like your home to be, and then leave your heater alone most of the time. If this is not the case and you're regularly fussing with your heater, it may need to be evaluated for replacement. Contact a local heating repair service today to have your unit evaluated. They can help make heating your home a more convenient process. 

For more information, reach out to a local service, such as Kirkwood Heating and Cooling.