Unfortunately, furnaces can’t tell us what’s wrong with them. But if you pay close attention, you can often tell something is wrong by the sounds it’s making or how it’s operating. Contacting a professional HVAC company for repair service at the first sign of trouble is the best way to prevent a small issue from ballooning into an expensive repair.
Whether your furnace is aging and frequently breaking down, or you just want to upgrade to a new, energy-efficient system, Redman’s team of HVAC technicians is expertly trained to install all makes and models of heating systems. Ensure peace of mind with Redman Services 12 Year Parts and Labor Warranty on a new Daikin furnace today!
We always tell our customers that the number-one way to keep your furnace running optimally all winter long is through annual maintenance service. During a maintenance tune up, our technicians can catch issues early before they become more serious. We typically recommend having a tune up performed on your unit in the fall before you turn your furnace on for the first time. Join Redman’s HVAC Hero Club Membership today.
An efficient, dependable and durable HVAC system, a geothermal heat pump will keep your home or business comfortable for years to come with minimal upkeep. We can also repair geothermal units of all makes and models, including open and closed-loop systems.
Signs Your Heating System Needs to Be Repaired
As we mentioned, there are several signs to look out for that indicate a furnace repair may be warranted. Here are some of the most common signs to look out for:
Are some rooms in your home cooler or warmer than others? This is a sign of uneven heating. There are several possible causes for this, including a dirty air filter, duct leaks, a lack of maintenance or an improperly sized furnace.
High electricity bills
No one wants to pay more than they need to on their home’s electric bills. If your bill suddenly skyrocketed without any corresponding weather event, there could be an issue with your heater. Some possible problems include leaks in the ductwork, an aging and inefficient furnace and issues with your thermostat
Is your furnace keeping you awake at night with terrible screeching, banging or rattling noises? Loud noises indicate an issue with heaters, and you should call for repairs immediately.
Some homeowners experience a musty smell coming from their furnace. This typically occurs when dirt, dust and other debris collect in your system and the air ducts. Excess moisture in your system, meanwhile, can lead to mold. If there’s a burning scent emanating from your heating system, it could mean the motor or other electrical functions are getting too hot. This could possibly lead to a fire, so an HVAC repair company should be called.
Short cycling occurs when your furnace turns on and off too frequently and often fails to reach the desired temperature. Some possible reasons for this include low air flow from a dirty air filter or blocked air supply vents, a malfunctioning thermostat or a dirty or corroded flame sensor.
Signs It’s Time to Install a New Heating System
There are many benefits to upgrading to a new furnace or heating system, most notably increased efficiency, better airflow and lower energy bills.
Give the technicians at Redman a call if you notice any of the following signs:
- Your furnace is more than 12 years old.
- You’re frequently repairing the system.
- The system is experiencing humidity issues.
- Your energy bill keeps going up every month.
- Your heating system makes odd noises or emits musty smells when turned on.
- It takes longer than it should to heat your home.
- Your home heats unevenly from room to room.
Contact Redman Today for Quality Heating Services
At Redman Services, we’ve been in business since 1947 and take great pride in providing the residents of Fort Wayne and surrounding areas with top-notch heating and cooling service. Whether you need heating repair or replacement services, Redman keeps a large stock of replacement parts and equipment in stock. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule service!