Common Signs That Your Heating System Isn’t Working Efficiently

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Common Signs That Your Heating System Isn’t Working Efficiently

Warning Signs Your Heating System Needs Help

The average lifespan of HVAC equipment according to Energy Star™ standards is 15 years. Having a heating system that is running at its best provides maximum health and safety for homeowners and gives the highest level of energy use efficiency. 

HVAC experts agree that systems run best when annual maintenance is performed before each season. That’s once per year for AC and once per year for the heating system. The trained professionals at Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can get you scheduled to ensure your AC and heating system is always ready to go. 

There are warning signs to help you decide if your heating system needs serviced or replaced. If you notice any of these or want to schedule annual HVAC maintenance in Oakland County, MI and the surrounding areas, call Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing for comfort you can count on.

The HVAC System Is 10 Years Old or More

Since industry standards say the average life expectancy of an HVAC system is 15 years, if the furnace or boiler is older than 15 years, or if your heat pump or AC is greater than 10 years, it’s time to have a professional HVAC technician assess the system to ensure it’s delivering the best comfort possible at the lowest expenditure of energy resources. Heating systems with an Energy Star™ label that are installed correctly by a qualified company like Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can save up to 20% on heating and cooling expenses.  

Equipment Needs Frequent Repairs & Energy Costs Are Rising

If you’re often calling for repairs to either the cooling or heating systems, and you’ve noticed increases in energy expenditures, your HVAC is not running at optimal efficiency. Call Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing today to assess your problem and install a new energy and cost saving HVAC system.  

The Heater Is Making Abnormal Sounds

If you have a forced air heating system, fans and motors move the air, which makes some noise. If you hear unusual sounds, such as banging, squealing or grinding, call today for a system inspection to discern the cause, which is determined by the specific equipment in your system. The sounds could be a ductwork issue or it could be mechanically related to the heat or cooling source.

Uneven Temperature Distribution or Humidity Issues

Hot and or cold spots in your home indicate a problem with the function and efficiency of your HVAC system. Too low or too high humidity is a leading cause of poor indoor air quality. Each has unique effects on the occupants comfort level and on your overall indoor environment. Proper maintenance can ensure your cooling and heating systems are performing optimally and discern if you need supplemental indoor air quality equipment to improve the air you’re breathing in your home and keep your comfort level where you like it. 

The House Is Unoccupied at Specific Times and You Don’t Have a Programmable Thermostat

Call the trained experts at Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing today to learn how having a professionally installed programmable thermostat can save significant costs on annual energy expenses in the Oakland County, MI area. Call Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing today to have a programmable thermostat installed for your heating system.

Don’t Ignore Warning Signs.

Never ignore these warning signs. Ensure your home’s heating and cooling equipment is always ready to deliver the best level of comfort and maximum efficiency. Homeowners in Oxford, MI or Waterford, MI have trusted Kotz Heating, Cooling and Plumbing since 1929 to deliver comfort you can count on. Call today to schedule one of our expert technicians to diagnose your cooling or heating system issues and offer the solution that meets your needs and budget.