The weather here in the Las Vegas area has definitely cooled down for good. With the cooler weather you have probably turned on your heater or are getting ready to turn it on soon. When you turn your heater on hopefully you will not have any issues with it. If you are experiencing any problems you will want to address them right away. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is going to go over some common issues people have when they turn on their heater for the first time and what you can do about it.
Furnace Smells Funny; Odor from Heating Ducts
One common problem people have is that their heating system smells funny. When you first turn on your heater you may notice an odor. This is typically dust burning off inside your air ducts. Typically the smell will go away in just a few hours. If you wait a few hours and the smell does not go away you will want to address the problem. You will want to try changing your air filter first. The dirt and debris that is in your filter could be the cause of the funky smell. Wait a few hours and see if the smell dissipates. If the smell continues to persist you will want to call Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning. We can check out your heater and see what is causing it.
Furnace Making Loud Rumbling Noise
Another issue that families have with their heaters is loud noises that only happen when your heater is running. The noise can be clanking, banging, or screeching. Most of the time the noise is caused by a part that has started to wear down, a loose part, or a belt that simply needs to be replaced. You will want to fix this right away before it causes a larger part to break as well.
Need to Reduce Dust from Forced Air Heat
Once you turn your heater on you may notice that your house is dusty or hazy. Even if you take the time to dust your home the dust will still be there. You may not think to wonder if your heater is the culprit of your dust increase. Frequently your heater is actually the problem though. First try changing your air filter to see if that helps. If it does not you will want to have your heater looked at. Anyone in your home that suffers from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory illnesses will be grateful that you address the problem.
High or Double Heating Costs
If you have lived in your home for at least one year you will know what your utility bill should be during the winter. When your first bill arrives and the bill is significantly larger than it was last year you may want to check out your heater. A heating bill that is working properly your bill should be around the same amount that it was last year.
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Hopefully reading this article will help you if you are experiencing any issues with your heater. Next year you can prevent some of these problems by having a maintenance call performed by Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning in the fall. We can come out and get everything working properly before you turn your heater on. Contact us today!