The last thing that anyone wants to deal with is a broken down heating system during the coldest time of the year. The good news, if you can call it that, is that a failing heater will generally show some signs that trouble is amiss. The bad news is that too many homeowners fail to act upon seeing these warning signs.
Following, you’ll find a few examples of signs that your heater is in trouble. If you have any suspicions about the condition of your heater, do not hesitate to dial our number for outstanding heating repairs in West Hartford, CT. The sooner that your system is prepared, the better off it is likely to be.
Blowing Cool Air
If there were ever an obvious sign that a heater is in trouble, it is cold air coming from its vents. If you use a forced air heating system, such as a furnace or a heat pump, in order to heat your home, cold air may mean leaking ductwork, a malfunctioning thermostat, faulty burners, and more. Only a trained professional can determine precisely why your heater is blowing cold air, so contact us when you notice the issue.
Shutting Down Early
Does your heater start up, begin the heating process, and then shut back down again quickly? If so, it is short cycling, and this could be a serious problem. Short cycling, like most heating issues, may have a few different root causes. For instance, if your system is new or has always short cycled, it may simply be too big for your home. Replacing it with an appropriately sized heater may be your only option for resolving the problem. It may also be something as simple as a very dirty air filter, though, or perhaps a flame sensor or thermocouple that needs replacement. We’ll figure out precisely what’s wrong in order to get your heater back on track.
Costing too Much
Keep an eye on your heating costs throughout the winter season. Assuming that you are not using your heater much more than usual, and that the system is well-maintained, you really should not see a big spike in your heating costs. If you do, dial our number to get to the root of the problem. You should not live uncomfortably just because you are worried about the cost of comfort in your home.
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