Find out how a noisy heating system could be killing your home's energy efficiency.
The knocking and banging you hear emanating from your heating system could be the death knell for your home's energy efficiency. More than simply annoying, those sounds indicate your system is in trouble.
Here are a few common causes, how they impact you, and what you can do about them:
1. Your blower wheel or motor mount broke.
This one can be a system killer. If you hear loud banging, and metal scraping on metal, turn it off immediately to prevent significant damage.
2. Improper duct sizing or incorrect installation.
If your ducting is incorrectly installed, your system's airflow is impacted. When kinks, sags, or too-small ducts are hooked up to your system, the overall resistance builds up. This leads to a reduction in airflow, which causes strain on your system, reducing both efficiency and output. Put in layman's terms? Some rooms won't get heat, and your system will burn more energy than it should in an effort to compensate.
3. Your fan motor, or the capacitor feeding it, went bad.
Frequently, a loud humming accompanies this problem. This also kills your system's efficiency, and requires professional assistance to replace it. If left unchecked, it could cause your entire system to shut down.
If you're looking to understand how much your system inefficiency could be costing you, think on this: half of your utility costs are usually attributed to heating and cooling expenses. According to the EPA, inefficient HVAC systems can cost you an additional twenty percent per year. Over $300 in savings can be realized on an annual energy bill of $2000! When you add in annoying and loud noises emanating from your system, is there really any good reason to not get it fixed?
So what are you waiting for? Put our nearly five decades of experience to good use, and put an end to the banging, clanking, or humming sucking the money out of your wallet. Click here to contact our team of pros at Griffin online, or give us a call today, and we'll give your home's energy efficiency, and wallet, a much needed boost.