HVAC Winter Warning Signs You Should Be Aware Of

When it comes to heating and air conditioning, you should always stay aware of the issues that could be affecting your system.

It’s easy to neglect your heating and air conditioning system, but when the seasons change your wisest course of action is to make it a priority. This includes looking out for warning signs, which could indicate HVAC issues that need addressing for the sake of your safety as well as your finances. Here are some of the most common warning signs to watch for:

Loud HVAC Grinding and Squealing Sounds

One of the most crucial parts of your heating system is the furnace motor, which is responsible for providing the power needed to circulate warm air through the house. A failing motor will cause the system to shut down. If you notice grinding or squeals coming from the system, it could be due to a failing motor.

Built Up Dust around Heating Vents and Elsewhere

Your air filters serve the vital task of keeping your home's occupants safe from dust, allergens and dirt particles, but they have another purpose as well. They also help to protect your heater's insides, which can get clogged with dust if your filters become too dirty. This restricts air flow, which can lead to an overheating system that may be prone to breakdowns. If you notice increased dust presence, and you haven't changed the filters in over a month, it's time to clean or replace them.

HVAC Bangs and Booms

Over time your furnace's burners can accumulate dirt and grime from regular use. If you notice loud booming sounds coming from the furnace, what you're hearing is the sound of burners continually reigniting due to clogged gas jets.

To remedy this, you'll need to get assistance. The burner must have a thorough cleaning, and that necessitates removal that only a technician can handle.

At G+S Heating Air Energy Services, our top priority is keeping your system working at its best for you throughout the year. To learn more about our heating and air conditioning services and how they can help you stay comfortable this winter, contact us today!

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