Heating Problems this Winter? Call for Repairs

Monday, February 4th, 2019

inside-of-a-gas-furnaceHave you been having heating problems in your home this winter? It might be time to call a professional. We see heating problems that need immediate repair services almost every day here at our company—especially during this time of year. When it comes to any aspect of your HVAC system, it’s always a wise decision to act quickly. You need time on your side for these services.

The last thing you could possibly want is to try to turn on your heater on a cold winter night and hear it struggle to perform. If you need a great HVAC contractor in Bolingbrook then make sure that you contact our team. We educate our technicians and ensure that they’re all EPA certified. We even offer 24-hour around the clock service for those problems that pop up after business hours—trust us with your heating needs.

How to Tell If You Need Heating Repair

Sometimes we see a terrible heating breakdown and realize that the problem got this bad because homeowners don’t always realize the subtler signs of heating failure. Here’s a few to look out for:

Too Much Dust: This is one we really like to underscore. It’s more than likely that you use a furnace to heat your home—it’s the most common heating system across the country. These systems are so popular because they’re efficient and cost saving. When your furnace starts to go under, a common sign of inefficiency is too much dust. Dust, dirt, debris, and grime start to circulate through your venting system on end. Pay close attention to the amount of dust in your home—it’s a big sign that you could have a heating problem on your hands soon.

Strange Noises: Listen to your heater. Make sure that you take note of any odd sounds because they’re a sign of a problem within your heater. If you’re wondering what an “odd” sound from your heater is, it’s literally anything other than the sound of hot air moving through your venting system. Common heating noises that denote a problem are rattling, banging, grating, or squealing. Each of these noises’ points to a different problem—anything from a loose part to a malfunctioning blower. The only way to definitively know what the problem means is to have a professional assess your system.

Short Cycling: A big sign of a problem is short cycling. Short cycling might seem a little innocuous until someone points it out to you. The term “short cycling” refers to your system starting, running for a short amount of time, stopping, and then starting again shortly after. Short cycling is hard on your heating system. If you let this cycle go on for long it runs your system into the ground and spikes your heating bill. If you notice this happening you need to call a professional as soon as possible.

Lukewarm Air: Noticed that you’re turning the setting on your thermostat up higher and higher because you can’t get warm? Take a moment to stop and wonder why. It’s more than likely because of the quality of the air coming out of your heater. If you’re experiencing lukewarm air in your home then you need a professional team to repair your heater.

If you need great heater repair services be sure to call our team. Comfort First Heating and Cooling, where we put your comfort first!

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