Even with Sarasota’s mild winters, a failed heating system in the middle of the coldest season can be a nightmare. The good news is that this is often preventable. Heating systems seldom fail without giving warning signs. If you respond to these warning signs, you can fix small problems before they turn into big ones. The problems below are common indicators of impending heating system failure. You should pay attention to these signs and hire a Sarasota heating repair company as soon as possible.
1. Your Utility Bill Has Increased Dramatically
Utility companies typically increase their rates gradually rather than all at once. If you see a significant spike, that usually means that there is something wrong on your end. It means that your heating system is not running efficiently and that the cost of keeping your home comfortable will continue to increase until you solve the problem.
2. There Are Cold Spots in Your Home
If your heating system seems to work better in some areas of your home than in others, there might be a problem with your ductwork. Your ducts may have leaks or a blockage. Duct problems are especially likely if the cold spots stay cold even when you crank the thermostat up.
3. Poor Air Quality
If your home is clean but the air seems hazy, this is a strong indication that something is wrong. Other indicators of poor air quality include members of the household suffering from respiratory conditions. The first step to solving this problem is to swap out your air filter. If your air quality is still poor even with a new air filter, contact a heating repair company immediately.
Dealing with small problems now can keep you from having to pay for major repairs later on. If you spot any of these issues with your heating system, contact us right away.