How Do I Know if I Need Heating Repairs?

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In Georgia, we don’t necessarily use our heating systems too often throughout the year. However, when a cold spell settles in, most homeowners are glad to have their heating system to keep them warm. But as heating systems age, sometimes they need to have some repairs made.

How can a homeowner tell when their heating system may be heading for a breakdown? In this article, we’re going to share some signs that your heating system may exhibit when it’s in need of service, and how Empire can help. Keep reading below to learn more!

5 Signs You Need Heating Repairs for Your Home

It’s not always easy to know when to call for heating repairs. Often, people wait until their system breaks down entirely, which unfortunately can result in more expensive repairs or even equipment replacement. Here are a few signs your heating system may give you when it’s struggling:

  1. Your energy bills are higher than usual. Nobody likes to think about the increase in their utility bills that running heating equipment often brings. But, if you notice a dramatic increase in your energy consumption for no apparent reason, your heating system may be the culprit. Heating systems that need repair often have to work harder to heat the home, causing your energy bills to rise.
  2. Heating is not consistent throughout your home. If you notice that your heating system isn’t keeping some of the rooms in your home as comfortable as others, there may be a problem with your system. Sometimes, it has to do with your ductwork or a faulty thermostat rather than the heating equipment itself, so it’s always best to have it checked out by a professional.
  3. Your heating system is making unusual noises. All heating systems make some noise when they operate, but it should not be obtrusive. Sounds like squealing, grinding, and banging can indicate that there is a component within your system that needs to be replaced.
  4. You have to frequently adjust the thermostat. Setting your home at a consistent temperature should sufficiently keep your home warm and comfortable. If you constantly need to adjust the temperature, there could be issues with your system or with the thermostat itself.
  5. Your system either runs constantly or short cycles. A heating system that runs all the time, or conversely shuts on and off frequently, is likely in need of service. Many factors can cause this to happen, from dirty filters to compressor issues (in heat pump systems) to improper sizing of your system.

If your system is showing any of these signs, the best thing to do is call a trusted HVAC professional like Empire.

Empire can help you get the heating system repairs you need.

When you need heating repair for your home, you can rely on Empire Heating & Air Conditioning to help. We are pleased to offer professional heating repair that will help you and your family stay comfortable all winter long, no matter how chilly it gets outside. Call us at 404-294-0900 or contact us online today!