We’re officially in the midst of cold weather season here in Colorado. It’s likely that you’ve combatted this chill in the air by turning on your home heater. Have you noticed any trouble with your system? Don’t regard any issues with your heating system as minor even if they seem like mere inconveniences that you can deal with. Call a professional from our team at the first sign of trouble. Once problems are advanced enough that you’re experiencing the symptoms of them as homeowner, you need to address them promptly. If you discover that you need heating repair, then call our team.
The Signs of Trouble
Throughout our time as a company here at Southwest Heating and Cooling, we’ve discovered over the years that homeowners often wait to schedule repairs because they aren’t entirely sure that the problems, they’re experiencing are serious enough to call a professional. So, we’ve compiled some warning signs below. If you’re experiencing any of these problems with your heater, contact our team today.
- Noisy Operation: Does your heater make odd noises when it runs? Anything other than a subtle, whooshing sound is “odd” under these circumstances. The most common noises a malfunctioning heater will make are rattling, banging, grating, and clicking.
- High Heating Bills: Are your heating bills much higher than normal? If you haven’t run your heater for extremely long amounts of time or at excessively high temperatures, you could have a problem with your heater’s efficiency on your hands. Take a look at your recent heating bills and compare them to older heating bills. If you see an inexplicable jump in cost, it’s likely because your heater has become inefficient. Calling a professional for repairs can rectify this situation for you.
- Blowing Cool Air: The last thing you want your heater to do is blow cool air. Many homeowners encounter this problem around this time of year. If your heater is blowing cool or lukewarm air into your home, it’s a great idea to have a professional come out. One of the technicians from our team can assess your system, pinpoint the spot of trouble, and take measure to rectify this area.
- Bad Smells: If you turn on your heater and you notice a burning smell in the air, it’s time to call a professional. A burning smell from your heater is actually normal if this is one of the first times you’ve turned on your heater this year. If this isn’t something that occurs after your heater has been dormant all spring and summer, then it could be the sign of a bigger problem. Call a professional to schedule prompt repairs and ensure your home safety.
- Short Cycling: Does your heater seem to constantly turn on and off? This is an occurrence that we call “short cycling” in the HVAC industry. It means that your heater is unable to complete full cycles of heating. Anything from a dirty air filter or a faulty thermostat could cause this problem. Have a professional determine the source of the problem.