If something seems off with your heater, it’s always best to do something about it early. In many cases, there may be nothing major amiss, but in others, getting a head start on fixing a problem can be useful. Many times, the first sign that something is wrong with your heater is hearing an unusual sound while it is operating.
Only a skilled furnace repair technician can determine if something is wrong and how to fix it if there is an issue. However, there are a few signs you can look for that speak toward your heater having some kind of problem that should be diagnosed. We’ll look at some of the most common signs below.
Nearly all heaters are equipped with thermostats which control how much hot air is being produced to provide a certain temperature. Not paying attention to the thermostat can greatly reduce the lifespan of your heater, as it is what controls the production of hot air. If you find that the thermostat is acting strangely, or worse, not working at all, it’s a sign that you need your heater repaired.
Another must is proper maintenance of the furnace. Your system should be inspected and maintained on an annual basis. If you haven’t had that done in a few years, you’d be doing yourself a favor to schedule an inspection and tune-up with a professional technician. It’s best to do this early in the season before it’s already quite cold outside.
A common issue with heaters is ignition failure, which is also an extremely bad situation to experience. Without an ignition that is working, your furnace will stop blowing hot air altogether. There are two types of ignition systems used in modern furnaces, and it’s best to get the assistance of a technician who can repair the system and bring hot air back to your home.
You’ll also often find signs of a problem if the issue is mechanical in nature. You might hear some strange sounds that you aren’t familiar with. You can also sometimes find that a belt is loose which connects various components of your heater. You should speak with a technician as quickly as possible to ensure your heater doesn’t overheat.
Green Air, Inc in Hanover County can take care of any problems your heater may be experiencing. The team is capable of handling any type of furnace repair. We can also do installation-s and maintenance for you. To find out more about our services, give the office a call at 804-368-8543.