Over the years, I have noticed the heating machine getting less and less efficient.
It wasn’t so noticeable when it first started, but when it took over an hour to heat my home to the proper temperature, then it was not only becoming ridiculous but it was very noticeable that something was wrong.
I didn’t want to call out a heating technician just yet, I wanted to see if I could solve the issue myself first. I knew one of the problems could be the thermostat, because the thermostat was quite old. So I went online to the local heating and air conditioning store, and bought a smart thermostat online. I paid for expedited shipping, and it was here in 2 days. When it arrived I opened it up and installed it myself without issue. However, much to my disappointment, that wasn’t the cause of the issue. I tried turning the machine on and off, as well as cleaning and maintaining it, but nothing was working. So I knew it was time to get a professional’s opinion. The heating and air conditioning worker that I called actually was able to come out the same day, and look and poke around at my HVAC device. After looking closer, he told me it wasn’t an issue with my furnace system, it was an issue with the ductwork. Repairing the ductwork was incredibly costly, that I knew, so I was really hoping that it was a minor issue. Thankfully it was, it just had some holes that needed to be patched up, something that is easily repairable.