Beware These Heater Problems This Winter

Winter may not be here officially, however our temperatures have certainly dropped enough to begin using our heating systems. Hopefully, you’ve begun using yours without any issues. If you’ve had heating maintenance done within the last year—or the last couple of months if you have a heat pump—your chances of encountering a problem are much fewer than if you were to skip maintenance.

Of course, even a heating system that is well taken care of can run into problems, particularly as it ages. If you spot the following signs, it’s highly advisable that you give the experts on our team a call right away. The faster we pinpoint the problem, the faster we can repair it and help make your home and family more comfortable for the impending winter.

Odd Noises

No matter what type of heating system you use, it likely makes noise during its operation. There are some sounds that you are used to hearing. However, if those noises change then there’s a good chance that something has gone wrong. You might hear a humming, rattling, groaning, hissing or even a grinding sound. Should you hear any of these noises, shut off your system to prevent further damage and give us a call.

Insufficient Heating

It goes without saying that if your heater isn’t producing heat, you have a problem. You could also have a problem if it’s giving out some heat, but less than it should. Clogged burners can be the cause for reduced heat levels. If this is the case, it will eat at the efficiency of your system, which will be working harder for less performance.

Increase in Utility Bills

There are some heating problems that aren’t immediately noticeable. A spike in your energy bills is one of these problems. Sure, your bill is going to fluctuate from month to month. However, if you aren’t using your heater any more than you did this time last year but still notice a significant increase, chances are that your heater isn’t working as efficiently as it once did.

For superior heating repairs in Spokane, WA, contact ACI Northwest today. We’re here to help with all of your

home comfort needs and concerns!

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