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Heating System Failure: Signs for Homeowners to Look For

The furnace in your home is your lifeline during the cool months. However, it needs regular maintenance in order to ensure your home is hospitable. The causes of a heating system failure are numerous. In some cases, the heat exchanger cracks and the whole furnace shuts down.

Malfunctioning Heat Pump

High humidity could be a sign of a heating system failure about to happen.

Some homeowners might experience rising humidity in their house. This is caused by a heat pump that is malfunctioning. Your heat pump is important because it controls the temperature of the air as it moves heat from an area with low air temperature to a place with a higher air temperature. Because it helps the air transition, the heat pump keeps humidity down to a normal level when it is functioning correctly.

Another sign you may be experiencing a heating system failure is if it turns on and off rapidly. This may be the result of a loss of refrigerant or a problem with the control panel. It can also happen when the air conditioning coil has iced over. If you notice this happening, it is important to have it inspected to prevent further damage.

Noisy Heaters

If you hear a banging or rattling sound coming from your heater, there may be one of several issues. In some cases, you may have a problem with your explosive system. Alternatively, the system may be dirty.

Having your heat system maintained and inspected is important. An inefficient heating system has to work harder to keep your home warm. The harder the system works, the more energy it requires. Thus, if something is wrong with your system, your energy bills can skyrocket.

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To make sure your heater is prepared to get you through the winter, supplement your routine maintenance with regular professional inspections.

To learn more things to watch for a ways to know if you’re experiencing a heating system failure, call Brown & Reaves Services today at 843-497-9867, or fill out our short form and someone will contact you as quickly as possible to answer any questions you may have about your system.

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