Signs Your Heating System Is Struggling
Can you tell when your heater isn’t working as efficiently as it should be? While we always notice when our heating system breaks down, spotting the signs of lost efficiency and effectiveness can be more difficult. Many heating issues begin relatively small, and you may be missing the signs that your heater is struggling.
Signs that your heater needs repair include:
- Short cycling
- Thermostat malfunctions
- Won’t heat to the temperature you set
- Strange sounds during operation
- The smell of burning while running
- Excess dust or decreased indoor air quality
- Increased utility costs
Another, more subtle sign that your heater is having trouble is the feeling that you aren’t as comfortable as you usually are. Though we may not notice that your heater isn’t always reaching the temperature we set, we may notice that we have to turn the heater on more frequently or that it is running for a long time without you feeling like you’re any warmer.
All of these signs can indicate a problem. So, what should you do if you notice any of these?
When to Call for Professional Heater Repair
Generally speaking, any time you notice an issue with your heating system that you cannot explain or which makes you believe that your system is having a problem, you should call our experienced heating repair team. Heating systems can be complicated, and DIY repairs are never recommended.
The benefits of working with our professional heating repair specialists:
- We can diagnose the root cause of the problem you’re experiencing
- We will give our honest opinion on how best to resolve your issue
- We provide expert-level repair services that are reliable
- We always treat your home with care and respect
- We are here for you after a repair service in case you have questions
Additionally, working with a professional can bring peace of mind knowing that all work has been performed by a trustworthy technician who knows what they are doing. At Premier Indoor Comfort Systems, our technicians know how frustrating heating problems are, especially when they keep happening. When you hire us, we always take the time to get the job done right the first time around.
What About a Heater Replacement?
The tricky thing about heating repairs is knowing when it makes more sense to replace a heater or furnace instead of repairing it. The average heating system will last for approximately 15 years. Some newer models may even last 20+ years. As heating technologies improve, lifespans for heaters, furnaces, and heat pumps continue to extend.
At Premier Indoor Comfort Systems, our goal is to help our customers enjoy the full lifespan of their systems, if not longer. However, we recognize that a day will come when a replacement is necessary.
Signs your heating system may need to be replaced:
- You are experiencing chronic repair problems
- Repairs are unlikely to resolve your issues long-term
- The costs associated with repairs exceed the cost of a new system
- Your heating system has reached or surpassed the end of its lifespan
We know that purchasing a new heating system is costly. With this in mind, our heating repair specialists always work to find a viable repair solution before recommending a replacement. Should a replacement be necessary, we can help you select a new system that best fits your needs and budget.
Do you need heating repair? Our Atlanta-area heating repair team is here to help. Give us a call at (770) 749-7667 or send us a message online to get started.