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Signs Your Heater Needs Repair

There’s a long winter ahead of us, and what do we need most during the winter to keep us comfortable at home? Our heaters. Whether you’re expecting guests during the holidays or plan to keep Christmas and New Year’s celebrations small this year, you’ll want to make sure your HVAC system is working properly to ensure a happy household.

The last thing any homeowner wants to deal with during the coldest season of the year is a broken heater, which is why we’re sharing the common signs that your heater needs repair. To avoid chilly days and miserable nights at home this season, keep reading our blog to find out if your heater needs repair.

Odd Noises

Every heating system makes noise when it turns on, such as a low humming sound. However, if you hear banging, rattling, or squealing when your heater turns on or throughout its cycle, there is most likely an internal issue with one of your system’s components. If you hear any of these noises, A-Anderson A/C Electric & Heating Company can help! We can repair any strange noises you’ve been hearing and will have your system working like new in no time.

Insufficient Heating

Insufficient heating or cold spots in your home are a definite sign that your heater needs repair. When your heater is turned on, its job is to evenly distribute the heat throughout your home, meaning there should not be certain rooms of your home that feel colder than others. If your your living room feels warm and toasty but your bedroom feels like an ice box, there could be insulation issues or problems with your ductwork. Either way, you should give us a call at (972) 833-8832 so we can figure out what the problem is.

Unpleasant Odors

One of the biggest tips we can give you when it comes to your heating system is if you smell a burning odor when your heat turns on, you need to schedule a repair appointment with A-Anderson A/C Electric & Heating Company. This burning odor could be coming from two internal components of your system rubbing together, but it’s best for a professional to inspect your system and find the root of the problem.

Dirty Filter

If your air filters are clogged with dust and debris, your heater won’t be able to fully distribute the heat throughout your home, forcing your system to overwork itself to try and push heat through the filter. If your filters haven’t been changed in a while, now is the time to switch them out for new ones. It’s even more important to keep up with regularly changing your filters if you or someone you live struggles with allergies or asthma because the dust from the filters will circulate through your home’s air, impacting your indoor air quality.

Short Cycling

If your heater turns on and then turns off randomly during its cycle, this could mean your system is malfunctioning and there could be an internal problem causing this disruption, such as overheating. You might want to blame your thermostat for your heater turning off randomly, but your thermostat’s job is to control the temperature of your home, not turn your heater off. If you’re noticing short cycling issues with your heater, give us a call at (972) 833-8832 to schedule a repair appointment!

In order to avoid further damage to your heater this winter, make sure you address any problems right away, even if they seem minor! The last thing you want in the middle of a cold winter night is a heater that completely breaks down. For professional heater repair services that are quick and efficient, A-Anderson A/C Electric & Heating Company is the team for the job. You can give us a call at (972) 833-8832 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your appointment.