Here at J Newton Cohen, we want to help you and your family stay warm and cozy this winter, and we offer the top-notch heating services you need to do just that. We know from experience just how unpleasant it is to be faced with a malfunctioning heater, and we want to help you avoid that same fate if we can. The best way to do that is to learn to recognize when your heater has a problem so that you can call us right away to repair it before it gets worse. In this article, we’ll go over three signs that you need heating repair–if you notice any of them happening in your home, we encourage you to give us a call.
- Strange Noises. One indication that you likely need heating repair is strange sounds coming from your boiler, heater, or furnace. A squealing sound could indicate that there is a problem with your system’s motor bearings, while a rattling noise could mean that something is wrong with your blower. Other sounds point to other possible issues, so if you hear anything out of the ordinary while your heater is running, it’s a good idea to give us a call.
- Finicky Thermostat. Another sign that you need heating repair is difficulties with your thermostat. If you find that you have to get up multiple times to adjust the thermostat without being able to achieve the comfortable temperature you are going for, then there may be something wrong with the sensors or controls.
- Higher Bills. A third sign that you may need heating repair is a noticeable increase in your heating bills. While you may notice a spike in your energy costs around the time that you first turn your heater on for the year, the price shouldn’t be significantly higher than it was last year (barring extreme weather conditions) –if it is, then your heater may be losing efficiency, which means that you should get it looked at right away.