Heater Services: How Do I Know If My Heater Needs Maintenance?
The worst nightmare scenario is being stuck in the midst of a long, cold winter and suddenly having the heater go out.
This isn't just a matter of cold and inconvenience but if you live in an area being hit by blizzard conditions and wind chills well below zero, it can even become life threatening.
Don't Wait For Emergencies
There are many reasons you don't want to wait for an emergency to strike. Furnaces that are on the fritz tend to go out while working hardest.
That's going to be during streaks of cold weather and during the winter season. We can get slammed with calls during this time, and there's only so many homes we can visit in a day no matter how fast we move.
You need to know the signs to look for that tell you your heater needs maintenance. A little bit of up front cost by having professionally certified HVAC specialists come and perform routine maintenance during the summer or the fall not only prevents emergencies, but can help you save money by preventing the catastrophic failures that result in needing entirely new heating units.
Why Is Heater Maintenance Important?
Basic heater maintenance saves you money in the long run because a well-maintained heater not only runs longer, but it's more efficient in using fuel or electricity to heat your home. That means lower utility bills in the winter. Those are both good things.
Even more important is safety. You don't want your heater giving out during a particularly brutal winter. There have even been cases where a clogged or poorly taken care of heater started a fire. Keeping your furnace running the way it's supposed to is a critical part of keeping your home and your family safe.
How To Recognize The Signs Your Heater Needs A Touch Up
Every heating system is a little different, but the good news is there are several common signs that indicate it's time to call your local HVAC specialist to check up on your furnace.
If you experience any of the following, it's time to give the professionals a call:
- You hear the heater kick on but it takes a long time for the house to warm up
- Less air coming out of the vents
- There's more coughing and more stuffy air
- Lots of rattling or sounds when the furnace kicks on
- You haven't had any maintenance done in 2+ years
Call our professionals, and we'll make sure you're in for a warm and secure winter.
If the heater in your Greenwood home is not working so hot, it's high time you call Johnson Heating & Cooling at (317) 881-7738. We've got you covered from installation to repairs and everything in between!