5 Signs Your House Is Haunted (Or You Just Need HVAC Repair)

spooky house outside at night
October 13, 2020

Cobwebs hang from the ceilings. The indoor air is spine-tinglingly cold. Mysterious rattles and whispers echo through your Harrisonburg or Bridgewater home. The thought of opening up your latest energy bill has left you… terrified.

Is your house haunted? Possessed by demons? While those possibilities do line up with the Halloween season, another (less superstitious) scenario is much more likely: You’ve neglected your home heating system for so long it’s making otherworldly sounds.

Before your darkest nightmares become frightful reality and your heating system… dies! Take the opportunity during this most spooktacular of months to make sure that your furnace, boiler, or mini split heat pump is in supernaturally good shape for the winter season ahead. Have you noticed any of the following?

1. Your Rooms Are Cold with the Heat On

Has the temperature in your house left you chilled to the bone? Does the sight of the thermostat make your hairs stand on end? Is your bedroom less like a cozy snuggle palace and more like a… crypt?

If your rooms are cold even when you’ve got your heating system turned on, or there are cool air drafts in your house, you could have HVAC problems. Scheduling a service call to diagnose the problem will help you save on energy costs and keep your house warm and comfortable.

2. There’s Rattling in Your Air Ducts

Groans. Whines. Screeches. Howls. All ways your HVAC system can tell you there’s something wrong. If your system is making more noise than usual, it’s time to call for a heating maintenance call that can resurrect your home comfort.

Startling sounds from your HVAC could mean:

  • A loose or broken part

  • Electrical malfunction

  • Blower fan failure

3. Your Allergy Symptoms are Worse in Your House

Any time there’s any kind of heating issue that could involve your ductwork, there is always the question of indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. Dust and mold can build up in your ducts, and when you turn your heat on in the fall your HVAC system begins to spread VOCs all over your house.

Health issues are scary, and the last thing you want to hear is that your home is causing them. Professional indoor air quality testing, which includes inspecting and cleaning your ducts, can stop you from feeling like a zombie and lead to significant home air quality improvement.

Excel Heating Makes Your HVAC Issues Vanish into Thin Air

Haunted by thoughts of astronomical energy bills and the fear that your HVAC system will never be fixed? A Comfort Club heating service contract from Excel includes priority service and regularly-scheduled maintenance so that you can fix the small problems before they become big ones, all at prices that won’t have you fainting in fright.

But sometimes major heating issues are disguised as little ones. If a service call for heating repair reveals a larger problem, Excel will work with you on finding the right new energy efficient HVAC system for your Shenandoah Valley home.

Afraid of your heating system? Call (540) 870-0423 or contact us today to “excorcise” your HVAC.

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