There are a number of indicators that your furnace is on the cusp of a breakdown. At A-1 Mechanical, we advise all homeowners to contact us at the first sign of problems. Our technicians often save homeowners money by fixing minor issues before more extensive damage occurs. Knowing some of the most common warning signs helps. They include:
High Energy Bills
Sudden increases in energy consumption occur when components are struggling. Electrical parts, blower fans, pulleys and bearings may wear down before failing. If you notice unusual energy consumption, calling on our team early restores performance and may prevent a catastrophic issue.
Temperatures should be even and comfortable when furnaces are running properly. Aging equipment and malfunctioning equipment may not produce consistent temperatures. Cold spots in your house indicate the furnace needs professional attention.
Restricted or Reduced Airflow
Dirty air filters, obstructed ducts and other issues choke your furnace. The first sign of these problems typically is reduced air flow at vent registers. If you notice these issues, you can first attempt to replace the air filter, but there are many reasons for poor airflow that only a professional HVAC technician can diagnose.
Odors and Sounds
Burning electrical components, damaged heat exchangers and broken belts often produce foul smells or sudden changes in noise. If you react quickly by shutting down the system and calling A-1 Mechanical for help, some of these issues like a frayed belt may be minor repairs. Other issues can be severe like parts breaking off and causing significant damage to the furnace. If left unattended, leaking gasses and exhaust fumes are serious health hazards.
If your system shuts down unexpectedly, it may be a safety feature to prevent major damage. Short cycling is a common issue that occurs when furnaces do not complete a full cycle. If the furnace turns off before achieving the desired temperature setting, call on the experts at A-1 Mechanical.
A malfunctioning thermostat can cause havoc within your heating system. Faulty thermostats may cause furnaces to run continuously, shutdown unexpectedly or not run at all. When you entrust your heating system repair in Charlotte to A-1 Mechanical, you can relax knowing our priority is quality service.