The Halloween season is upon us, and homeowners all over will soon be putting up their yearly decorations to celebrate this spooky holiday. In the process, you might notice unexplained sounds that seem to be coming from deep inside your basement, along with a rush of cold air that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end. Before your thoughts stray to the supernatural, you might want to first consult with your local HVAC and roofing contractors.
Odd noises coming from your heating or air conditioning system might not be as spooky as those heard on Halloween, but they could be a sign of some serious issues with your HVAC system. Let our professionals at Hader shed some light on these common problems to help keep your home warm and comfortable for your holiday celebrations.
Despite what you see on television, cold drafts aren’t caused by ghosts. Rather, they’re typically the result of leaks in your thermal envelope, as well as poor insulation in your roofing and siding systems. The best way to determine if you have an air leak is to hold a lit candle near the area where you noticed the cold spot. The candle flame will often bend in the direction of the draft, revealing its location.
While it may be easy for some homeowners to write off bumps in the night as a friendly household poltergeist due to an excess of Halloween spirit, it’s much more likely that a small animal is making a nest in your roof and attic. Rodents like mice and squirrels can damage insulation and cause your energy efficiency to drop. You might need the help of a professional to fully address this issue and prevent it from happening again.
Appliances Behaving Oddly
No, it’s not some mischievous spirit causing your furnace or heater to cycle on and off continuously. Short-cycling is a common problem in air conditioners and furnaces, and you’ll need the help of a company that specializes in heating, cooling and roofing services to fully resolve it.
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