Seasonal Heating Maintenance

With the change in seasons you may find it is time to have your heating system serviced. These systems rarely stop working on the best timetable, rather they tend to go on the fritz on the coldest day of the year. Paying attention to your system, and having regular maintenance checks, is one way to minimize your need to call for service when the weather is at the coldest, and the repair service is likely at its busiest. Maintaining your system allows you to fix small problems before they cause you to need major repairs.

Signs Your System Needs Maintenance

Strange Noises
Anytime you hear strange noises coming from your furnace or the cabinet area, you may want to contact heating repair Austin. These noises can sometimes be nothing, but if it is a new noise and not one that normally comes from your system, it probably deserves a visit.

Increase in Your Energy Bill
An increase in your energy bill may be an indicator that your heating system is working longer and harder to do its job. While it is normal to experience some variation in your bill, an increase that seems striking should send you looking at your bill for the same time period last year. Also, if you notice an increase in your bill, pay attention to your system. You may notice that your system is running continuously. While you don’t want your system to continually kick on and off, it also should not run constantly. This indicates problems you should check out immediately.

Your House Doesn’t Feel Warm
If you keep increasing the temperature on the thermostat and the house is still not warm enough, it may indicate problems either with your thermostat or your system. Regardless, it is important to get this checked out, because running the system continuously is not good, and will lead to additional wear.

The System is Constantly Kicking On and Off
The opposite problem of running constantly is a system that kicks on and off in short, sporadic bursts. This is called short-cycling and is not good for your system. In addition to the wear and tear on your system by constantly kicking on and off, your energy costs will go sky high due to the increase in use during the start-stop-start cycle.

If your heating system is experiencing any of these issues, it makes sense to contact Daniel’s Austin. Early maintenance helps you detect problems before they become major expenses. Whether you get a maintenance checkup once a year or haven’t had one since you installed your unit, it makes sense to schedule the time for one before an emergency strikes.

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