Fact: Problems develop with heaters. Yes, all heaters. Yes, even the best heaters.
Yes. Even your heater.
The question is not whether or not problems will develop. The question is—how will you deal with them when they do? The right answer?
An even better answer is by scheduling prompt HVAC services in Moorestown, NJ with the professional heating technicians on our team.
No matter how bad off your heater may be, no matter how difficult a diagnosis or repair may be, we will do the job right. The first time. Every time.
In today’s post, we are going to discuss some warning signs you might need heating repairs. You don’t want to wait for your system to break down entirely before you schedule them. Yes, that’s an obvious sign that something is wrong. However, there are plenty of other warning signs you can take note of in order to intervene before such a serious situation develops.
Your Heater Is Blowing Cool Air
Okay, so a broken down heater is probably the most obvious sign of trouble. A heater that is blowing cool air is not too far behind, though. If you use a forced-air heater and it is blowing cool air out into your living space, you may be dealing with a few different issues. It could be a combustion problem, or an issue with an electric heating coil. Your thermostat could be malfunctioning, or you could have leaky air ducts that are pulling in cool air from unheated areas in your home.
Just rule out any obvious causes of the problem before scheduling service with us. Make sure your heat pump has been switched over to its heating mode, for instance, and that your thermostat is not set to a “fan-only” mode. If there are no obvious causes of the problem, our technicians can diagnose and resolve it promptly.
Strange Odors Mean Trouble
When you first fire up your heater for the heating season, it is possible that you’ll smell a burning odor. This could just be the dust built up over the off-season burning off the heating coil or burner. If the odor persists, though, contact a member of our team.
When a heater smells like burning, it might be the result of bad wiring. This could create a fire hazard in your home. You should always be able to use your heater safely, and you can’t be sure of this if it smells like burning. Any odor of fuels like natural gas also raise serious red flags, and you need a professional to come inspect the issue ASAP.
Short Cycling Isn’t Just an Annoyance
Is your heater starting up and shutting down way too quickly? That’s called short cycling, and it can damage your system. The wear and tear increases the risk of operational problems, and you can expect energy costs to go up as efficiency falls, too.
You could just have a very dirty air filter. However, it could also be the result of a faulty thermostat or thermocouple. If you use a heat pump, it could even mean that you have a refrigerant leak!