While our daytime temperatures are mellowing out, we are still experiencing cooler nights. As such, you may still find yourself turning on your heater. With spring upon us, you are likely turning your thoughts to your air conditioning and are probably tempted to put off any heating repair needs until next year. However, just because you won’t be using your heating system for much longer this year does not mean you should ignore the unit all together. Delaying repairs might do more harm than good.
How Do I Know if I Need Repairs?
Routine preventive maintenance is essential to spotting and solving small issues before they become larger, costlier emergency repairs. However, if you haven’t had maintenance done in at least the last year, and you notice any of the concerning signs below, it’s likely time to give us a call.
- You hear groaning, banging, whining, or other troubling sounds coming from your furnace.
- Your heating system won’t heat efficiently, despite checking the thermostat settings.
- Your utility bills have increased although your heat usage has not.
- Your pilot light burns yellow.
- Your furnace won’t start on the first try, or it has trouble staying on once it does.
- Your furnace constantly runs without cycling off.
So What Is the Problem?
There are a variety of factors that can negatively impact your heating system. You may have a faulty thermostat, for example. Most homes have one thermostat for both their heating and cooling needs, so if you put this repair off it may have an effect on your cooling system as well. You don’t want to sacrifice your comfort and the comfort of your family in the dead of summer. Other causes of system failure could be a leak in your air ducts, a clogged air filter, or a fault in the heater’s mechanical system.
No matter how close we are to switching on our air conditioners, heating problems should not go ignored. Ignoring problems increases the chance that you’ll face costly repairs in the future that might have been prevented otherwise. In some cases, ignoring repair needs can even result in premature system failures. In addition, avoiding your heating repair needs can result in decreased energy-efficiency over time.
For heating repairs in Schererville, IN, contact Earl’s Heating & Air Conditioning today.