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Even in southern states like Hope Mills, North Carolina, it gets cold sometimes. When cold snaps hit, your heater is a necessity. When your heater isn’t functioning as well as it should, it’s a serious issue that can leave you uncomfortable and cost you in utility bills. Here are four signs that your heater is inefficient:

Soaring Utility Bills

If you notice your energy bills climbing higher than they should when your heater kicks on, that’s a good sign that your heater might be inefficient. When there’s an issue like a dirty air filter, clogged line, or other malfunction, your heater works harder than it needs to, and that drives up utility costs.

Odd Variations in Temperature

Have you noticed that the temperature in one room feels like a sauna, while it’s frigid in another? That’s a sign of an inefficient heater. A properly functioning heating system will heat every room evenly and consistently. Variant temperatures can be a sign of inappropriate distribution of air, which makes the system attempt to compensate.

Your House Is Slow to Heat

If your system isn’t running at peak performance, this can result in weak airflow through your air ducts and poor heating. If your heater kicks on but it seems like it takes forever for your house to get to a comfortable temperature, your system might be inefficient.

The System Is Old

Systems made before the mid-90s were not Energy Star rated. Heating systems that are more than 15 years old probably aren’t as efficient as they should be. If your unit is on the older side, it may be time to consider an upgrade.

Call for Help

If your system isn’t working at its peak performance, or if you notice any of the signs above, Cape Fear Air Conditioning, Heating, & Electrical Company, Inc. can help. Check out our heating services and give us a call at 910-216-9394.

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