Signs Your Heater Needs Maintenance

This has been the harshest winter in decades across the whole United States. Snow, ice, and record setting low temperatures. Unfortunately, many people only discovered that their heating unit was not operating at full capacity only after the frigid temperatures had set in. The heating unit needs regular maintenance and tune-ups to keep in it good operating condition. A tune-up not only helps a heating unit to operate efficiently and effectively, it also will save you money in the long run. The savings come from more efficient heating and keeping the heating unit in good condition. This will prevent major damage that can lead to expensive heating repairs. You should also know some of the major signs and symptoms that indicate that your heating unit needs a tune-up. Here are a few of the major signs to pay attention to.

Unusual Noises: Your heating unit should be relatively quiet if it is in good condition. Rattling or other unusual noises are a indication that the heating unit needs a tune-up. If you are hearing rattling, whining sounds, groaning, or other similar noises the furnace is struggling. A heating technician can usually identify the cause of the problem simply by listening to type of noise coming from the heating unit. It could be something as simple as a loose belt or it could be something more serious. In any case, a tune-up will take care of the problem.

High Electricity Bills: If you notice your electric bill is higher than normal, this may indicate that the heating unit is not operating efficiently. This could be due a few different problems, and it may be a little more complicated than the unusual noise scenario. A professional heating technician will be able to diagnose and correct the problem. It may be time to replace your heating unit with a more energy efficient model.

Uneven Temperatures in the Home: The temperature inside the home should be relatively uniform if the heating unit is operating properly. Uneven temperatures are another indication that the heating unit needs a tune up.

Heating units should be inspected at least once a year by a professional heating technician. The yearly maintenance will ensure that the heating unit is operating at optimal condition. A tune up may not be necessary every year, but it is important that you recognize the signs that indicate the need for a tune up.

Are you looking for a heating contractor in the Greensboro area? Call The Plumbing Service Company at (336) 502-8540 and get started today!