Signs Your Heating Unit Needs a Tune Up

It is a good idea to find out if the heating unit needs a tune up before the weather gets too cold. If you locate any problems be sure to contact a professional HVAC technician who can fully inspect your heating unit properly to accurately determine the problem and ensure that any repairs that are needed are made. Additionally, the following are some precautionary signs that will let you know that the heating unit will most likely need a tune up:

If you are hearing a banging, whining or groaning noise coming from your heater this is often an indication that there is a loose belt or an ignition problem. Also, if you start receiving a larger than typical electric bill while your usage is the same, there could be several reasons why this is happening. Be sure to contact a professional if this is the case. If there is no change after several repairs you should replace the heating unit.

If you see a yellow pilot light this is an indication that there is a chemical imbalance in the heating unit. The chemicals are balanced when the pilot light is blue. When the heating unit has trouble staying on or starting the fan motor is most likely broken, there is faulty wiring or there is a damaged pilot light.

A dirty heating unit can cause mold and dust to be circulated throughout your household. This can cause breathing problems like asthma and allergies. Regular maintenance checks can help avoid this from happening. If there are warm and cold spots throughout your home it could be a sign that the heating unit is going upward into an attic instead of heating the rooms within your home.

Keep in mind that even with proper maintenance the heating unit will eventually need to be replaced with a new unit. A heating unit typically lasts about 10 to 15 years. So, if your heating unit is not working properly be sure to check it out and call a professional if necessary. The comfort and health of your family is definitely worth it!

Are you looking for a heating contractor in the Aurora area? Call Prestige Plumbing Heating & Cooling at (630) 557-1517 and get started today!