With winter slowly but steadily getting closer and closer, the last thing you want is for your heater to break down now. The good news is that if you know the signs that a heater needs repair, then you call for those repairs right away. But first, you have to know something is amiss, right? So what should you look for?
First off we want to mention one of the most important Denver heating services you can get right now, if you haven’t already—and that’s heating maintenance. Maintenance allows your HVAC technician to fully inspect your system and check for repair needs, so you aren’t surprised by them later on. But let’s say you had maintenance done. Can you still run into problems? Possibly! Keep reading for some signs that something is wrong with your heater.
Let’s face it, it can be easy to neglect problems that aren’t really getting in the way of your comfort. An odd noise may not necessarily bother you when you can still use your heater. But, strange sounds might actually indicate a major problem. A buzzing noise, for instance, indicates something electrical is going on. A screech is a sign of a worn out belt that can break at any moment, while a pop or bang could mean something is damaging the heat exchanger.
Naturally, as the weather gets colder and colder, your heating bills are going to rise. But what you should look for is how much they are rising. Are they comparable to your heating bills from last year? How about your neighbors, are you paying about the same as they are? If your bills are too high, it’s time to call in a pro to take a look.
If your comfort is suffering due to a heater that just isn’t getting your home as warm as it used to, then it’s time to get that heater checked. As it struggles to reach the desired temperature on your thermostat, it will struggle more and more and parts will wear down.