Signs Your Heating Unit Needs a Tune Up

It is best to have a tune up for the heater in a home at least once a year. Due to heating being used the most during the winter months, you may want to have the heater serviced and a annual tune up before the winter months so you are not left in the cold. However, there are signs that a heater needs a tune up which can prevent further issues than can occur if the issue is not addressed.

If the heat is turned on but not heat is coming from the vents, this is an obvious bad sign. However, many experience this issue with their heating when it’s too late. It’s best to try turning on the heat before the winter months to see how it works otherwise you will be left in the cold until it can be repaired. Before making any calls about the heater not working, check the breaker switches to be sure that they are on.

One sign that the heater needs a tune up or repairs that cannot be avoided is the carbon monoxide monitor. This is especially important for those how have heat from gas heating. Carbon monoxide cannot be smelt or seen therefore you will not know and can actually kill you. However, all gas appliances have a monitor to detect the carbon monoxide. In the event this alarm was to be set off, quickly shut down all gas appliances. It is best to open all windows and doors and wait outside while calling the police department.

Of course during winter months you will see a increase due to the use of the heater. However, an abnormal spike in a utility bill could be from a heater working improperly and consuming more energy. Usually, more energy is consumed while the heater struggles trying to keep the house to a certain temperature. If a heater has to strain too hard, it can actually cause it to have even more complicated issues such as shutting down due to more damages. Having a routine tune up can save you money in the long run from lowering the energy cost to potentially having to replace a heater.

Is the heating unit in your Aurora home acting up? Call Prestige Plumbing, Heating & Cooling at (630) 557-1517 and let us handle the problem for you!