When is the last time you called a technician to look at your heating system? If it’s been a year or more, your unit is unfortunately at risk for developing problems that could result in a total system failure. Many homeowners don’t notice the signs of heating repair, or they are not aware that the behavior their heater exhibits is unusual or hazardous. We’ve put together a few of the most common signs that your heating system is in trouble, so you know what to look for in the future.
- Short Cycling: Short cycling may be indicative of a couple of issues, but in any case it’s bad news for your entire unit. If your system turns on frequently only to shut off immediately afterwards, it could be due to an improperly sized system (which may need premature replacement) or a broken motor or faulty electrical component. In any case, it causes your system to become run down and requires immediate attention.
- Low Airflow: If you’re not feeling enough airflow in your home, it could be because of a problem with the components of your heater or a dirty filter. Even after you change the filter, you should call a trained technician as well who can make sure it’s not actually a larger problem or an issue in the ductwork. Leaky ducts are a leading cause of low airflow and can lead to efficiency issues and a worn down HVAC system.
- Strange Noises: If you hear strange noises from your home heater, you should always be suspicious. Any heating system makes a little bit of noise, but a loud banging or clanking noise, a hissing, or any sound that doesn’t seem quite right is nothing to brush off.
We recommend scheduling annual maintenance as well, so that you can keep such problems from reoccurring in the future. Maintenance involves a thorough inspection, cleaning, and a few adjustments of your heater before the heating season begins or toward the beginning of the season. Call Johns Refrigeration to learn more about maintenance or for quick repairs when you notice the signs that you’re in need of heating repair. Schedule repairs for your heater in Mesa with us today!