The daytime temperatures in Chalmette, Louisiana, are still mild. But with the nighttime temperatures dipping into the 40s, you’ve likely started using your heating system. If you notice any of the following warning signs, don’t procrastinate. Schedule a heater repair right away to ensure your system is ready for the winter ahead.
It’s normal for your heating system to make slight sounds that usually indicate it’s turning on or off. But if you hear loud noises like banging, clanking or screeching, there’s a problem that needs professional attention. The sounds can signal everything from a worn-out belt, which is an easy fix for a skilled technician, to a damaged heat exchanger.
It’s normal to smell the burning of dust when you first start your furnace for the heating season. But it should go away within a day or two. If you continue to notice a burning smell, don’t wait. Schedule a heater repair right away.
Higher Heating Bills
An inefficient heating system has to work harder to heat your home. As a result, it’ll increase your energy bills and break down more often. Compare your energy bills over the last few years. If there’s a spike in the cost to heat your home without an increase in your electricity rate, it’s likely because your heater requires a repair.
No Heat or Cold Air
This is the most obvious sign that you need to schedule a heater repair. If your heating system isn’t turning on or is blowing cold air, there’s something wrong. Call a professional technician before the problem requires a replacement.
Your heating system is a vital part of keeping your family comfortable and healthy this winter. Don’t ignore it. Contact Siener Air today at 504-224-8839 to schedule a heater repair or maintenance. We’re a family-managed company that offers low service rates, and we guarantee an honest assessment of your problem and the right solution.
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