Putting Off Heating Repairs Can Turn Into Costly Problems

The sooner you have your heating system serviced, the better it is for your home and family.

Winters in St. Louis can be challenging and often test both the integrity and performance of your home’s heating system. That is why homeowners should have a routine HVAC maintenance service.

Every heating system will at some point fall victim to operational issues, which is why it’s important to schedule repair services as soon as you notice any type of problems. If you put off heating repairs, the problem may turn into a serious and costly repair. The sooner you have your heating system serviced, the better it is for your home and family.

Preventing Additional Damage and Costly Repairs

When you become aware that your heating system is compromised, you should never force it to continue working. One reason you may procrastinate in getting it inspected may be because it’s still putting out heat. Therefore you assume it’s not really having problems yet. For instance, you may notice that your system is making a loud or unusual noise, but heat is still coming out. So you may wait until the problem becomes worse before calling a technician. But ignoring a problem or putting it off will not make it go away. It generally just makes it worse.

As soon as you notice a problem, call a heating repair technician right away. Delaying maintenance will only compromise your system more, resulting in costly repairs.

Symptoms that Something is Wrong

If your heater stops blowing out warm air, that is an obvious problem and results in you immediately calling a service repair technician. But there are other symptoms that may not result in the loss of warm air right away. Here are some things to look for that need just as immediate attention:

  • Ignition Failure – The ignition of the furnace is a very important component. If it stops working, your furnace will no longer blow out hot air. However, it may start having problems first before completely failing. For instance, you may notice your heating system making an unusually loud noise or it may be rapidly cycling.
  • Mechanical Problems – A furnace has many mechanical parts. These parts are combined to operate as one unit. If one part stops functioning normally, the whole system can be compromised. Strange or loud noises may indicate that a part, like a belt, needs to be replaced.
  • Poor Air Circulation – Loose belts and bearings, and fan motors may be causing this problem. Even small issues with these components can lead to bad air circulation. If your system is taking a very long time to achieve the desired temperature, there is a problem with airflow that needs to be addressed.

When it comes to your homes heating and cooling system, you want to rely on experts to keep it working properly.

St. Louis Heating Repair Services

At Thomas Hoffmann Air Conditioning & Heating LLC, we have more than 30 years of experience installing, repairing and maintaining a full range of residential heaters. A key to preventing your heating system from breaking down when you need it the most, is to have your system routinely inspected and serviced. This will also help your furnace operate at it’s optimum level of efficiency.

If you notice any issues with your heating system this winter, call us today at (314) 471-7625 or fill out our online contact form.

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