Heating repairs are something most of us try to put off because we all have a neighbor who is still moaning about that bill they got years ago – right? Well nobody likes getting bills, especially the big ones, and heating repairs sound like they come with the big, scary, buck-devouring punch line at pay time. But here's the thing. That neighbor with the huge bill? Well they could have been unlucky, but did you ever ask how long they left it before getting the repair guys in? Because we find that people so often put off having heating repaired that what started out as a little problem costing barely more than a call out fee has grown into a growling beast of a problem that requires major component replacement. Don't let that happen.
When to Call
If you think you're heating isn't performing then it probably isn't and that will start to cost you in electricity bills from day one since an under-performing heating system will use more power. That's before it starts to burn out components. Getting repairs done now could save you a lot more long term. Basically if your energy bills are unexpectedly high, or if your system produces no heat, or insufficient heat, makes noise, or smells, then stop putting it off and get on the phone to Asheville HVAC & Air right now.
A lot of homes depend on that furnace come Winter. Asheville enjoys a lovely snuggle season but it's that much less snuggly if you and your family are freezing to death. Smarter than the average bears beat that by starting up their heating before they need it and looking out for tell tale signs. That could be that it takes a long time to get up to speed, or doesn't seem to heat up like it did, or there are strange noises, or vibration. If any of these are true for your furnace system then it's time to call us out.
Heat pumps are an increasingly popular alternative to old faithful in the basement. They work by heat transfer which means that cold air can be made warmer by heat difference; even if that means putting it contact with the even colder air outdoors. That sounds crazy but there are two simple explanations. The first involves the laws of thermodynamics. The second is simply to call it witchcraft. Either way, if you've made the smart move to heat pumps but the system doesn't seem to be working then don't let the neighbors laugh at you and point out that it's cold outside – call us instead.
Why do we love boilers? Because they are quieter and more energy efficient than many of the alternatives based on forced air heating. Boilers last forever, until they day they don't which is when you get left out in the cold. Those factors that make boilers beautiful are exactly the ones to watch for to know something isn't right. If you're boiler is no longer whispering softly to you, or your heating bills are unexpectedly high then it's time to call us in to sort out why.