We may have the occasional warm outlier here and there for a while longer, but chilly days are now the norm here in New England. If you need heating repair in Bristol, CT, you need to schedule that service promptly. The longer that you wait to do so, the more likely it becomes that you’ll encounter serious problems that come with serious pricetags down the road. This is precisely why you need to know some warning signs that trouble is brewing.
Well, I’ve had my system tuned up, so I should be all set, right?
Oh, how we wish this were the case. We’d like nothing more than to tell you all about how our routine maintenance will keep your system completely problem-free throughout the coldest time of the year. Unfortunately, even the best systems, and even those that are the most well-maintained, are going to run into trouble at some point. Contact our team when yours does.
Don’t Dish Out Money You Shouldn’t Be Spending!
Heating your home is a necessity, not a luxury, so chances are that you may not give too much attention to how much you are actually paying to do so. Here’s a tip, though. You shouldn’t be overpaying to heat your home just because you have to heat your home. Now, there are obviously a lot of different heaters out there with different efficiency ratings, and there are a lot of factors related to your home itself that will influence how much you have to pay to heat it.
That being said, while there is not a “standard amount” of money that is acceptable, you can at least compare previous heating costs with what you’re paying now. If you notice that you are paying substantially more to heat your home than you have in the past, despite the fact that your system has been diligently tuned-up and you haven’t changed your heating habits, then there is a good chance that there is an underlying problem dragging down energy efficiency.
Don’t Ignore Strange Sounds
A heater blowing out cold air is perhaps the most obvious case in which problems surface. However, you really shouldn’t be waiting for things to reach that level. Frequently, strange sounds are among the earliest warning signs that something is wrong with the heater. Unfortunately, these are also some of the most commonly ignored issues.
It doesn’t matter if your system is constantly clicking, if it’s grinding, if it’s squealing, or if it’s just running louder than usual. Any such abnormalities should definitely be assessed by trained professionals. We’ll diagnose the problem swiftly so that we can promptly go about resolving it entirely.
Don’t Settle for Good Enough!
Short cycling is one of the most common problems that homeowners encounter with their heaters. If you use a furnace, you may have a fuel ignition problem. Use a heat pump? It could be a refrigerant leak. Both systems could also just have a very dirty air filter.
Remember, just because the system is running doesn’t mean that it’s running properly—and a short cycling heater is definitely not working “good enough!” Short cycling leads to problems over time, including higher energy costs and wear and tear to the system that can lead to excessive damages. If your filter is clean but your heater is short cycling, contact us right away!