Temperatures are falling, and they are going to continue to do so until they are well below what anyone could possibly consider “comfortable.” If you want to make it through the next few months unscathed, it is vital that you are able to depend upon your home heating system. The truth is, though, that no heater will ever operate with 100% reliability.
Routine maintenance will help to keep your heater functioning as reliably and effectively as possible. When problems do come up, though, it is always best to have them resolved as soon as possible. Here are 3 warning signs to look out for that can help you to spot the need for heating repair in Snohomish, WA.
Cold Air Coming from Vents
Shy of a total breakdown, cold air blowing from your heating vents is probably the most obvious sign that something is wrong. It may be something simple, like having forgotten to switch your heat pump over to heating mode. It could also be a problem with a burner assembly or your fuel itself, though. Whatever the case may be, a trained professional is the only person that will be able to diagnose the problem accurately and resolve it completely.
As with most heating problems, there are a few potential causes of short cycling. This is the situation in which your heater turns off and on too frequently. If your heater has always short cycled, driving up energy costs and putting unnecessary wear and tear on its components, it’s possible that it is too big for your home. In that case, replacing it with an appropriately sized heater is the only fix. It may also be the result of a malfunctioning thermostat or a faulty thermocouple or flame sensor, though.
Increased Operating Costs
There is no way that you are going to be able to heat your home free of charge. That being said, any inexplicably high utility bills should raise a red flag. If you notice that your bills are spiking when running your heater, there could be a problem causing it to run less efficiently than usual. Contact a member of our team to get to the bottom of things.
G & S Heating Cooling & Electric will keep your heater on track.