A Few Signs that your Heater is Dying
Your Heating Bill is Going Up
I am not talking about the modest increase in your bill price after you turn on the heat. I am talking about a consistent rise in price in spite of the fact that you are careful to not change a thing. When your heater is dying, it uses up more power, because it takes more heat cycles to keep up a steady temperature. This is a normal byproduct of your heater losing efficiency as it gets older. The average heater life expectancy is 15 to 25 years, so if you think it might be losing efficiency, then you might want to consider getting it replaced.
When a machine is dying, almost ironically like a living creature, it gives off its own death rattle. If you hear a continuous stream of strange noises that range from squealing to clunking and hissing, then you want to look into getting serious repairs done, or go for an all-out replacement.
Signs of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Are you experiencing flu-like symptoms when it is not even flu season? Is your family experiencing sudden bouts of nausea, headaches, or burning eyes? If you have a gas furnace, does the burner flame look yellow and not blue? Then your family might be suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning, and a broken heater is to blame. According to Right Now Air, “Older heating systems can develop cracks in the heat exchanger due to expansion and contraction. They also occur in newer furnaces that are not properly installed or maintained.”
What to Do When You See the Signs
Call a professional. The situations alone that point to the signs of a broken heater, can be hazardous to your health. If you see these signs and you live in the North Alabama area, call us. We’re the best in North Alabama heating & cooling.