Saying goodbye to the warm summer temperatures can often be like saying goodbye to all of your friends at the end of summer camp: You don’t want it to end, but you know that the seasons change, and when you reunite next year you’ll be ready for another summer of fun!
Even though this summer might have been an odd one, with many of us not being able to take advantage of the warmer temperatures like we had hoped, the fall is quickly approaching and it is time to get your furnace in peak shape for its pre-winter warm up.
Many homeowners know Anyzek as the company you go to when you need answers to questions like, “How often should I have to order heating oil?” And while we have been “providing the heat” here in Camden, Gloucester, and Burlington counties since 1932, we have been servicing, repairing, and installing the furnaces and boilers that provide that heat as well. Here is what you need to know to get your furnace ready for fall.
Look for the Signs of a Failing Furnace
The first thing to do when preparing your home for the drop in temperatures is to look for some of the signs your furnace might not be adequately providing efficient heat to your home. As you turn your thermostat from “cool” to “heat”, look out for these signs:
Furnace is constantly “on”
As the seasons shift, it is common to swap the heating and cooling settings depending on what time of day it is. When you turn on your furnace, if it constantly stays on without a drastic increase in heat, it could mean your furnace is either undersized for the heating load of your home, or there are inefficiencies that are preventing your heating equipment from properly heating your home.
Low or inconsistent indoor temperatures
Similarly, if you noticed your furnace isn’t necessarily always on, but you do notice issues with your home comfort and indoor temperatures, it could be a sign your furnace is in need of furnace repair. Are there certain rooms in your house that are always too cold? Does your thermostat temperature seem to show a different temperature than you are feeling? Then it’s time to schedule furnace service!
Loud noises coming from the furnace
When you turn your heating equipment on, take a listen. Do you hear any unusually loud bangs, clanks, whirring, or thuds? Unusual noises coming from your furnace are your furnace telling you, “Hey, I need a little TLC!”
High heating costs or frequent oil refills
Even if you feel like your heater has adequately kept you and your family warm so far this season, keep an eye on your heating costs — have they been higher than usual? Has your furnace been gobbling up oil? If your furnace is requiring more and more fuel (oil, gas, or electricity), there are likely hidden inefficiencies that will cost you more and more over time.
Stay Warm This Fall and Winter, with Anyzek
If you want to keep your home cozy throughout the cold winter without increasing your monthly energy bills or heating oil costs, get in touch with the home heating experts at Anyzek. Our licensed and certified HVAC professionals can assess your furnace, boilers, or heat pump and ensure that it is operating at peak efficiency. Our team can also help you decide if you will benefit most from replacing or repairing your furnace, and we offer emergency services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Whatever your heating needs, bring in the team that has been providing the heat since 1932.