4 Signs You Need Heating Repair

Posted on: February 7, 2014

Probably the most obvious sign that you need heating repair is when you wake up freezing because the heater never turned on.  But sometimes your heater will start to give off signals that it isn’t going to last much longer, and you want to be aware of what to look for.

No matter if you are a new homeowner, or an experienced one, you need to know what signs to look for that may indicate the need for heating repair; here are four to keep in mind:

1.       Higher electric bills: If you have not changed your level of energy usage, higher bills are usually a sign that something is not working as it should.  You will definitely want to be on the lookout for this since you do not want to be wasting money on a broken heater.

2.       Unusual sounds: You should expect a small amount of sound from any heater or furnace, but different or new ones will be a sign that something else is going on. This is perhaps one of the most obvious one to signal the need for heating repair, since loud, unexpected noises are difficult to miss.

3.       Difficulty breathing: Besides heating your home, your heater should also help dust move freely through the room, and if you have noticed a higher rate of allergy or asthma issues with your family, your furnace may not be filtering the air properly. You may just need to change the filter, but if that does not work call a professional.

4.       Higher carbon monoxide: Unfortunately, this is the most difficult to notice, and the most dangerous. A furnace that is malfunctioning will greatly affect the levels of carbon monoxide in your home, potentially harming you and your family.   By installing carbon monoxide detectors in your home, you will be alerted whenever there is a change in levels.

By being aware of what to look out for, you will be able to know when heating repair is necessary for your home.  For qualified and professional heating repair services, call us at Midways Services today at 727-565-4715.

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