We know that most people are focused on puting their budget toward gifts and edible goodies for the holidays. However, we want to advise that, if needed, you allocate some of those funds to helping out your heater. After all, that family dinner may not go well if your heater doesn’t work properly.
Reaching out to a heating specialist in AZ may be less fun than buying gifts, but it will pay off in the long run by ensuring you have the gift of comfort to offer everyone in your home. Let’s look at some of the indicators that now is the time to reach out for help from one of our heating specialists.
1. The heater is short cycling
The average heating cycle lasts around 15 minutes. When your heater begins to run in shorter cycles, say around 10 minutes or less, it doesn’t mean that your heater is suddenly operating faster than before. The reality is that the system has begun to struggle to heat your home and is shutting off early. This may be due to a thermostat miscalibration, a system that is overheating, or another problem that requires expert repairs to resolve.
2. The system is eating up extra energy
Short cycling will often be paired with higher energy bills. However, even if the system is completing the standard heating cycle, if it is eating up more energy than it needs to, it is a sign that you have a heater in trouble. High energy bills can be due to a number of problems that ultimately are hindering the heating process and will start to undermine your home comfort if it hasn’t begun to already.
3. Your heater has started to make more noise
Has your heater gotten noisier lately? Sounds such as rattling, screeching, hissing, clanging, or booming are indicators of repair needs. Whether it’s leaking heat exchangers and refrigerant lines, or broken blower motor fans, one of our team members will always be able to diagnose the core issue and address it.
4. You’ve noticed concerning smells during operation
Sounds aren’t the only warning sign to be on the alert for—smells are too. An acrid odor may be a sign that you have burning electrical parts in the system. Or perhaps you notice an ongoing scent of burning dirt that indicates dirt built up in your system. Lastly, if you smell rotten eggs or sulfur you likely have a cracked heat exchanger leaking gas into the air.
5. There is little to no hot air
A heater that isn’t providing warmth throughout the house is one that isn’t actually doing its job correctly. There is more than one issue that can lead your heater to stop producing heat. It is important to remember that your system isn’t going to fix itself. When your heater stops warming the house the way it should, you need to reach out to an expert to get the problem figured out and fixed.
When something goes wrong with your heater, your best option is to reach out to our expert team for prompt and effective repairs.