You and your family rely on your heating system to stay warm this winter. Even though our winters are mild here in Lake Charles, nights can still get cold. That’s why it’s important to watch for signs you need heating repair, so that you know when you need to call in the professionals at Ace for furnace repair.
In this blog, we’ll review these signs of impending furnace trouble. Remember: the best way to prevent furnace or heating problems ahead of the winter season is by scheduling a professional seasonal tune-up with Ace. This service greatly reduces your chance of a breakdown.
5 signs you need heating repair
1. Your system has stopped working
Okay, this is an obvious sign that something is wrong. But, if your entire system shuts off, it could indicate either a problem with the system itself or an issue with the data it’s receiving from the thermostat. After all, if your furnace is getting data that says your home is a fine temperature, it might not start up.
This is why you should call Ace. Our expert technicians work with all heating makes and models (and types of systems) and can expertly diagnose the problem, saving you time, money, and hassle.
2. You’re hearing strange noises from your furnace
Yes, strange noises from your furnace—from groans and creaks to squeaking or banging—are typically a sign that something is wrong. But, diagnosing exactly what that “something” is can be tricky, and requires an experienced HVAC technician’s help.
If you’re woken up in the night by your furnace making strange sounds, don’t hesitate to call us for repairs. You just might be able to catch the problem before it gets worse.
3. Your system isn’t effectively heating your home
A furnace will not be able to heat up the room properly if it’s not working right. The improper heating is generally due to a problem with the fan or the motor. It can also be due to a major fault in the heat exchanger. A qualified technician from Ace should inspect the heater to find out the reason for inadequate heating.
4. Your heating bills have been on the rise
If your heating bills have gone through the roof this winter, it may be due to a fault in the system. When things go wrong with your furnace or heat pump, the system strains to generate heat. As a result, it draws more power to warm up the room.
Getting the heating system checked by a professional furnace technician is needed to resolve the problem and get your heating back to normal.
5. Your system is constantly starting and stopping
Lastly, a short heating cycle indicates a problem with the furnace. If the system shuts down frequently without properly warming up the room, it indicates a fault that needs to be resolved by a professional technician.
You should not ignore this problem, as it can result in higher energy bills and more wear-and-tear on your system over time.
Trust Ace to keep your heating system running right
Here in Lake Charles, Ace Air is the top choice for heating services—including furnace maintenance and repair. Contact our team to get started.