5 Telltale Signs Your Heating System Isn’t Working Correctly

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Winter is right around the corner so it’s important that you take the time to make sure that your heating system is working properly. You don’t want to make up on the first frosty morning freezing because your system isn’t working. Here are some telltale signs that it’s not working:

  1. No Heat. You guessed it – the number one sign your heating system isn’t working is no heat. We know that you don’t need to know rocket science to figure that out however, in the moment, it doesn’t dawn on many people that the heat pump is not working. They think it’s just abnormally cold or they just can’t warm up. 
  2. Hot Air. Air coming from heat pumps is usually warm. If the air coming out of your vents is hot, that means your electric heat is on. Therefore, your heat pump is not working correctly. This is especially true if we are in mild months like October and November. The electric heat should not be coming on unless your system is in defrost mode because the temperatures are so low or you changed the thermostat from 60 to 78 causing it to try to close that temperature gap quickly. 
  3. CO detector is going off. If your carbon monoxide detector is going off, you have a problem. It interferes with your body’s ability to carry oxygen. Take a look at this fact sheet to learn more. CO is produced when your furnace is not clean or working properly. Regular maintenance can prevent this from happening which is really important since high CO levels is something you don’t want to wait to experience.    
  4. Waking up with a headache or nausea. CO levels may be elevated but not high enough to set the detector off. Waking up with a headache or nausea are telltale signs your home’s CO level may be elevated as well. 
  5. You’re using more fuel. If the temperatures haven’t been really low and you’re using more fuel, chances are that your unit is not working properly and needs to be checked.

Don’t go through this winter with the risk of not having your heating system working properly. Allow us to come to inspect your system to make sure that it’s keeping you and your family safe. 

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