Appliances don’t always give a warning sign when they’re about to go out, but there are several signs your heating unit can be giving you that means it’s in need of a tune-up as soon as possible.
However, in order for the appliance to work as efficiently and effectively as it can, it should be serviced at least once a year before the winter months since it’s during those months that the heat is being used the most; it’s also good to get any issues addressed before it leads to further issues that can lead to the whole heating unit breaking down, which is a problem no one wants to have to suffer through in the winter.One of the most telling signs that your heating unit is in need of a tune-up is if you notice there’s no heat coming from the vents when the heat is turned on.
To avoid being left in the cold until the problem gets fixed, you should always check to see if the heating is working before winter arrives, that way if it’s not, you can get it fixed in time. After checking to make sure the breaker switches are turned on and you’re still not receiving any heat, it’s time to make a call to a HVAC company so the problem can be assessed and properly handled by a skilled technician.
For those with a gas heater, it’s important to frequently check the carbon monoxide monitor as carbon monoxide is a potentially deadly poison that can not be smelt or seen.
Shall the alarm be set off, all gas appliances should be shut down and everyone in the area should immediately evacuate while the the proper calls are being made. Until the tune-up or needed repairs are made, no one should go back into the building.
Another sign you may need to get your heater tuned-up is if you’re experiencing a higher than usual utility bill, even in the winter months, your heating unit may not be working as efficiently as it should be and hiking up the bill as it works harder and therefore consumes more energy.