Signs Your Heating Unit Needs a Tune Up

With any household appliance wear and tear can be expected. In order to save on costly repairs it is important to regularly service units such as the heater or furnace. Keeping up with the maintenance of the heating unit will ensure the comfort of the home and a budget. Included in this article are some red flags that the heating unit may need servicing or a tune up.

The flame that remains lit on the furnace should remain a steady size and blue color. If the flame portrays a yellow or orange color or seems to flicker and dance around, then the unit will need servicing. This means an underlying cause such as a leak in the heat exchanger may be to blame. Servicing the heating unit before a leak gets out of control or completely impairs the furnace will keep expenses to a minimum.

High carbon monoxide levels in the home are dangerous and can cause serious health complications or death. If the level of carbon monoxide is even slightly high it is very imperative to have the heating unit serviced immediately. The furnace is most likely to blame in this situation because many rely on natural gas to operate.

Noticeable cracks or rust on the unit should be inspected by an HVAC technician or other certified personnel. When rust or cracks occur in certain areas of the heating unit it can be properly addressed to repair and continue the longevity of the machine. However if these damages occur in places such as the heat exchanger it is likely determined that the unit be replaced all together instead of fixing a few parts.

To save time, money, and overall comfort within the temperature of the home, being able to know when it is time to have a tune up performed on the heating unit is very important. Remember the red flags and have the unit serviced immediately to extend the life and better the function of the heating unit.

Is the heating system in your Aurora home in need of repairs? Call us at (630) 557-1517 and schedule a service call today!