Every October, you’re bound to find homes in your neighborhood decorated with fake spider webs, makeshift graveyards, and endless monsters and ghouls. But sometimes, between the strange noises and flickering lights, it can seem as if the ghosts are inside your home instead. If that’s the case, you may wonder, “is my house haunted?”
Well, we’re here to tell you that it most likely isn’t — there are just a few issues that could make it seem like it is.
Scary stories will tell you that if you suddenly feel a cold spot it means a ghost is nearby. But in reality, cold spots are really just signs of uneven or drafty heating. If you notice a few cold spots around your home, it could mean that you have some leaks in your air ducts or windows. Not only do these lead to discomfort, but air leaks can waste energy and raise your utility bills.
If you’re hearing some things go “bump” in the night, don’t assume those sounds are from monsters hiding under the bed. While your home’s age and condition could cause floorboards to creak, other strange noises could be coming from your HVAC and plumbing systems.
Your heating system can make several kinds of noises, some good and some bad. If you’re unsure which noises are ones you should worry about, ask a professional for help. Noisy and banging pipes can be a sign of high water pressure. Since that can cause more than a few plumbing issues, you should have that checked.
A slow, steady drip of water can create an eery feeling in your home, especially in a dark basement. But the scariest part of that drip is how much water it wastes — a dripping faucet can waste hundreds, if not thousands, of gallons of water each year. That will lead to a terrifying water bill at the end of each month.
Let Horizon Help Your Home
From heating to cooling to plumbing, Horizon Services, LLC works hard year-round to make sure you and your family are comfortable and safe in your home.
Contact Horizon for more information or to schedule a service.