When the heat pump started making unusual noises, I called the heating business and booked an appointment with the HVAC repairman.
- I had several ideas about what was wrong with the system but decided to let the heating dealership do what they do best.
I had had recurrent flu infections that had started worrying me. The flu infections began after returning from my spring trip abroad. The furnace had become so inefficient that my bedroom felt cold since winter started. My nights got so uncomfortable that I had to invest in a portable space heater to enhance home heating. The furnace/heater installation was done five years ago, so I knew I was dealing with something other than an old system. Since installation, I have only had the heating contractor come once for a boiler repair. The technician did the heater maintenance and discovered mold growing in the attic. From the assessment, the professionals found that the mold started growing during summer. It had grown into the system, causing a blockage and restraining airflow. They cleaned all the mold from the walls and the system and restored the optimal condition of the hybrid heating system. The mold had also messed up the temperature control device, so we got a new and better one from the supplier. The professionals helped improve indoor comfort. Since the mold was cleaned, I have noticed that the flu infections have reduced drastically. I have not had the flu in three months. The engineers advised me to get a worker to check for any regrowth over the next few months. The hydronic heating system is better than ever. With biannual HVAC maintenance, the heat and AC product is doing well.