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Help Your Raleigh, NC, Home Stay Toasty Warm With Heroic Heating Repair

In an ideal world, you'd have preventative maintenance done on your furnace just before a major failure, so it would be caught and corrected before everything goes wrong. But it's not an ideal world. So when your Wake or Durham County home finds itself without operating heat while cold weather waits outside, you need to put in a call to the pros at Heroes Heating & Cooling. We're available for both routine and emergency calls, so you never have to go without the comfort you need.

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What should I do if my furnace breaks down?

If your furnace goes down, check the thermostat settings, inspect the circuit breaker, and make sure the pilot light is lit. Replace the air filter and, if the problem persists, contact a professional HVAC expert. Avoid trying difficult repairs without professional assistance. If temperatures are excessive, dress warmly, utilize space heaters, and consider staying somewhere else. Professional maintenance can help prevent problems, so schedule servicing before the heating season starts to ensure your furnace is in good working order.

How long should an HVAC last?

HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems typically last 15 to 25 years. The actual duration is determined by factors such as installation quality, maintenance frequency, and system type. Well-maintained machines often live longer, however, disregarding maintenance can result in a lower lifespan. Upgrading to more energy-efficient models or performing timely repairs can both improve the longevity of an HVAC system. Regular inspections and skilled servicing can assist in extending the life of your HVAC system.

What does it mean if I smell a burning odor coming from my furnace?

A burning odor from your furnace may indicate various issues:

  • Dust Accumulation: Burning off dust accumulated on heating elements after periods of inactivity. Normally occurs at the beginning of the heating season.
  • Clogged Filter: Overheating due to a clogged air filter obstructing airflow.
  • Mechanical Issues: Components like belts or motors overheating or malfunctioning.
  • Electrical Problems: Wiring issues or electrical components overheating.

If you detect a burning odor, turn off your furnace immediately and contact a professional HVAC technician for inspection and repair to prevent potential hazards.

How Can I Tell If My Furnace Needs Repair?

Not to belabor the obvious, but if it isn't working at all, that's the biggest sign you'll ever get. But there are other things you can watch for that will help you discover if there's a lurking issue:

  • Energy bills are going up despite usage staying the same
  • Rooms in your house are heating unevenly, with some rooms hotter or colder than others
  • The furnace is cycling on and off more frequently than it used to
  • Your home is starting to have humidity problems
  • Your furnace becomes excessively noisy (e.g., rattling, buzzing or humming)
  • Your furnace starts putting out excessive dust, soot, or dirt particles
  • You see visible signs of rust in and around your furnace or notice cracked or corroded components

A Properly Operating Furnace Isn't Only A Matter Of Heat - It's A Matter Of Safety

Keeping an eye on issues with your furnace and making sure it's repaired won't only keep your energy bills low, but it could also save your life. Every time your gas, propane or oil furnace is heating, it's producing carbon monoxide as a byproduct of combustion. If your system is cracked or broken in some way, that colorless, odorless and tasteless gas can leak into your home, putting you and your family at risk. So if you notice anything out of the ordinary happening with your unit, get it checked out. We also recommend investing in carbon monoxide detectors, just in case.

Call A Hero Today To Keep Your Heater Safe!

When your heater breaks down, you want a team you can rely on to get it fixed quickly, efficiently and knowledgeably. We are that team. The pros here at Heroes Heating & Cooling have decades of experience working with all kinds of furnaces, and we can get yours back up and going before you know it. Shoot us a message online or give us a call at 919-632-0402 today!

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