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Some Common Signs That Heating Repairs Are Necessary

Wouldn’t it be great if you could flip your heater on each winter and know for certain that nothing was going to go wrong at any point? Of course it would be, but this is just not how things work here in the real world. At some point, you are going to need professional heating repairs in Apex, NC.

Generally speaking, the sooner that heating repairs are completed the better off your heater will be. It is hugely beneficial to be able to spot the need for heating repairs early on. Here are a few signs to look out for.

What’s That Noise?

Is your heater making strange, unusual sounds that you’ve never heard before? If so, it is possible that you are in need of heating repairs. No heater will operate totally silently (except perhaps for in-floor electric coils). However, if you’ve had your heater for at least a few years, you should have a good idea of what normal operating sounds sound like. If your heater starts to grind, screech, bang, or whistle when running, contact us right away to have the situation evaluated by a professional heating technician.

What’s That Smell?

Listening to your heater for signs of trouble is only part of the process. Get your other senses involved, too! Many times, homeowners come to realize that there is a problem with their heaters when they notice a strange smell coming from the system. A burning smell may just be the result of dust burning off of heating elements or burners upon the first use of the season. If the problem persists, though, repairs are likely necessary. Any fuel odors should also be reported immediately.

Why’s It Still Running?

A heater that doesn’t start up reliably is a big issue, but so is one that doesn’t cycle off when it should. If your heater is running continuously, you are going to waste a lot of energy while putting unnecessary wear and tear on the system. Running continuously is just as bad as short cycling, which is when the system turns on and off too frequently. If it seems like your heater is not running in regular cycles, contact us before real damage is done.

Ideal Services Heating & Cooling can handle your heating repair needs.

 

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