There are some very scary things that can happen in your home if you do not take heating repair and service seriously. You may be causing unnecessary anxiety and illness to members of your family. It is also possible that a deadly situation is brewing in your home. The following are three spooky things that can happen with your heating system.
Carbon Monoxide Detection
Hopefully, you have at least one carbon monoxide detector in your home. If you have more than one gas appliance and they are not in close vicinity to each other, you may need more than one. For example, a gas stove and furnace might be located in different areas of a home, which means that a device should be installed for each appliance. When carbon monoxide is detected, the devices will emit sounds signalling there is an issue. Those who know the dangers of carbon monoxide will likely get scared of the possible danger. You should never take the possibility of carbon monoxide lightly, and never rely on your own sense of smell for detection. An HVAC contractor is the best resource to use to determine if an issue with your heater is causing carbon monoxide to seep into your home.
Your heating system may make strange noises. Perhaps you have been startled by banging or heard mysterious popping sounds. These can be related to the ductwork in your home. You may have tried to turn your heater on and only heard a clicking sound too. There may not be much you can do if the strange sounds you hear are caused by ductwork unless you are prepared to get the ductwork replaced. The noises from ductwork can become cumbersome enough to startle and awaken light sleepers and small children. This may make ductwork replacement services the best remedy for sleepless nights. Other strange sounds that your heating system makes may be signs that it needs to be repaired or serviced.
If you or another family member have recently started to have shortness of breath, wheezing, or similar respiratory issues, it is possible that you also need heating repair. The onset of this can be scary especially if you have never had respiratory issues. Some people do not realize that their heating systems need to be cleaned to remove debris and dust. Otherwise, these contaminants can be spread throughout homes when the heat is turned on. Sometimes dirty filters are the culprit for unexplained respiratory issues. Start by changing the filter of your furnace. You should also schedule a heater maintenance appointment with a company like Biggerstaff Plumbing Heating & Air if your heating system has not had its annual servicing.