As our heaters see more and more use in the latter part of the year, Mesa, AZ residents need to keep a careful eye out for signs of trouble. Heating problems have a way of sneaking up on you, and something that’s easy to fix now may cost you a pretty penny if you let it wait for a few weeks. A good maintenance session from a trained professional can help you spot signs of heating trouble, but you yourself can keep an eye on your heater as well, and call in a professional as soon as you detect anything out of the ordinary. What does “out of the ordinary” mean? We’ve provided a quick list below.
- No Heat: This is the no-brainer symptom. If your heater is blowing cold air, or it’s blowing air that isn’t warm enough, there’s clearly a problem. It may work eventually if it’s somewhat warm, but the extra energy required will lead to higher bills. (The category also includes cases where the heater won’t turn on at all.)
- Low Air Flow: A lack of air flow causes many of the same problems created by a lack of heat, causing your heater to work harder and increasing both monthly bills and the risk of a breakdown. Furthermore, the hot air stays in the furnace and can cause individual components to overheat.
- Higher Bills: High monthly bills without an attendant cause are usually a sign that something is wrong. High bills are a good way of spotting problems that might not otherwise show themselves.
- Weird Noises: A strange noise is defined as anything you don’t associate with the normal operation of your heater. If you detect it, shut the heater off and call in a repair service.
John’s Refrigeration handles heating repair issues of all kinds, so call us today.