As the weather gets chillier, it’s time to ensure that your heating system works properly. Otherwise, you might end up dealing with a problem at the most inconvenient timing. In Florida, many of us worry about keeping cool in the summers, and it’s easy to forget about the chilly nights.
Home heating systems need as much care and attention as air conditioners do, and durability is key. Primary causes of heating unit repair are faulty installation and bad maintenance. What about signs to look for?
Here are five of the most common signs you need heating repair.
1. Unusually High Electricity Bills
Supposedly, this is one of the first signs that indicate a problem. While it’s normal for your electricity bill to go higher as the weather gets chillier, the difference shouldn’t be astronomical. At the same time, if you also see that the heater seems to be working much more often than it did last year, this should raise a red flag.
2. The Heating System Doesn’t Keep the House Warm
If the air still feels chilly in your home regardless of the temperature you’ve set on the thermostat, then you should immediately request the assistance of an HVAC professional. When the heating system runs continuously throughout the day, this will contribute to its wearing down. Address this problem as soon as you notice it. Easy AC offers 24-hour heating repair services throughout the Tampa Bay area, and our technicians are standing by and ready to fix that broken heater.
3. The Heating System Emits Unusual Noises
A heating system may be quite noisy as designed, but when it’s noisier than usual this could indicate a malfunction. On top of that, noises coming out from the vents could also indicate the system isn’t working properly. You might not be able to determine if the issue is minor or major, but either way, this is a sign it’s likely you need heating repair.
4. The Pilot Light Is Yellow
It’s a good idea to have a look at the pilot light of the furnace, and you should do this regularly. Easy AC suggests that if the furnace works properly, the pilot light should be blue as opposed to yellow (or any other color). Depending on the light’s color, your heating system might have a problem. If you don’t consider heating repair, you could have an issue with the efficiency of the furnace, which could potentially affect the air quality inside your home.
5. Uneven Heating and Cold Spots
Have you noticed that heating doesn’t seem to work in certain areas of the house, whereas in other spots it works fine? This is a common problem in homes that have issues with HVAC ductwork (the duct-cleaning process starts with an inspection). Believe it or not, uneven heating is a common problem in older homes. Old home or not, it’s a good idea to call an expert to check the status of your heating system and see what can be done to enhance its efficiency. Your heater won’t deliver peak performance if you don’t take care of it.
Do You Need Heating Repair?
So, now you’re aware of the most common signs you should keep an eye out for a heater that likely needs repair. Don’t wait until something’s broken to call Easy AC. If you’re wondering if your home’s heating system will be able to cope with the next cold snap, give us a call at 813-COLD-AIR. We’re happy to share our wisdom with you when you schedule a quick home inspection.