Have you wondered lately what the signs are that your heater may be in need of repair? Maybe you’ve come home to a cooler house than normal or maybe you keep hearing mysterious clunking noises from your system in the middle of the night—are these symptoms that something might be amiss? Let’s cover the basic signs you need to know as a homeowner indicating you need a heater repair.
The worst time for your heater to start malfunctioning or even worse, break down completely is in the middle of winter. Yet why is it that this is the time they break down most often?
To avoid having to completely replace your heater unnecessarily, learn when a repair will work instead.
System Not Functioning or Cycling On and Off
An obvious sign that your heater is in need of some extra love and attention is when the system will not turn on. This issue could originate inside of the heater or inside of the thermostat. Since this can be difficult to determine, it might be best to call a professional HVAC technician right away.
Sometimes, your heating system will turn on but won’t stay on. In this instance, you might just need to replace a single part rather than the whole unit, so save yourself the time and money and call your local HVAC company right away!
Your Electric Bills are Abnormally High
This is another sign that something may be wrong with your heating system. A malfunction with your heat pump or furnace may force your system to capacity as it strains to heat your household. Running the system at full capacity will definitely increase your power bill and put additional stress on your heating unit causing it to breakdown prematurely. When this occurs, it is time to make an appointment to have your system serviced and repaired.
Strange Noises or Burning Odors Emitting from your System
Those strange noises you keep hearing from your heating system may be a sign that something is wrong. Whether it’s a clang, bang or persistent buzzing noise, you will want to have the issue looked at. In addition, while it is normal for an HVAC system to initially smell like something is burning when you first turn it on for the season, if the smell persists, you should call in an HVAC repairman to diagnose the problem.
Regardless of the time of year, if you suspect you need a heater repair, call the experts at Hoffman Cooling and Heating. We understand how important an efficient heating system is and we will work hard to ensure your family doesn’t get left out in the cold! Call us today or visit our website to arrange an appointment and learn more about our services!