As we discussed earlier this month, many homeowners hold a mistaken belief that heating system maintenance is all about the timing. Truthfully, while maintenance is vital to the performance of your system, if it’s being done regularly then the time of the year doesn’t actually matter. What about repairs though? Can certain repairs wait, or should they be taken care of right away?
Signs You May Need Repairs
If your unit hasn’t been maintained in the last year, and you are noticing any of the troubling symptoms below, it may be time to give us a call:
- Your furnace makes groaning, banging, or whining noises.
- The heater isn’t heating, even after you turn up the thermostat.
- Your electrical bills are unnaturally high.
- Your pilot light burns yellow.
- Your furnace has trouble getting started and staying on.
Preventive Maintenance Is Key to Avoiding Repairs
Not all mishaps are unavoidable, but many are preventable. When your professional HVAC technician makes a recommendation for a repair based on what they’ve seen during the maintenance process, it’s best to be proactive and let them fix any developing problems before those problems cause serious harm to your heater. This will save you money in the long run, not to mention extend the life of your heating system.
You Want a System You Can Rely On
Dealing with winter in Holladay, UT and surrounding areas is no easy feat. You want to be able to rely on your heating system all season long and avoid emergency repairs if you can. By routinely scheduling maintenance, no matter what type of system you own, you will be staying on top of problems as they come up.
The above mentioned signs are just a few things to watch out for. Keep in mind that if you’ve had frequent repairs done to your heating system over the last couple of years, it may be time to replace it all together. Furnaces and other heating systems are just like any other appliance: they break down over time.
Call Design Comfort today for your heating repair and maintenance needs.