Island Heating & Air Conditioning is a leading heating company in Oak Harbor, and we are often asked how to tell if a furnace or heat pump is working too hard. Here six signs that indicate your heating system is working too hard.

1. Unusual Noises

You will learn the sounds your heating equipment produces over time. Whenever you hear a noise you have never heard before, that can indicate a serious problem. You should schedule a repair service immediately.

2. Strange Smells

The same goes for smells. If you notice an odor you have never experienced before, call in a professional. But keep in mind that your equipment should not produce any heavy smells at all. It is also a great idea to ensure a well-functioning carbon monoxide detector is working at all times for those leaks that you cannot smell.

3. Sudden Energy Bill Spikes

You should track your electricity bill on a monthly basis. This provides a picture of how heating affects energy consumption during the cold months. A sudden spike is a warning sign.

4. Uneven Heating

If you have a traditional non-zoned system, then heating should feel the same throughout the home. If it does not, there can be various issues related to pressure, the blower, ventilation and so on.

5. Overly Dry Air

Your air will tend to be dryer in winter. If you suddenly experience excessive dry air and static electricity, however, that can indicate an issue with the humidity component of your unit.

6. Thermostat Wear

Thermostat wear can occur due to overuse, and if you are constantly adjusting your thermostat, there is a good chance you are overworking the entire system. We highly recommend investing in a smart thermostat instead.

Help With Your Heat and More

If you are concerned that you are overworking your furnace or heat pump, Island Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to help. We also provide a full range of heating and cooling services throughout Oak Harbor and the surrounding region, so call us today or contact us online.

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October 23, 2019 12:45 am