When it comes to wintertime here in Washington, it is important to make sure that your heater keeps working. There is nothing quite as uncomfortable as waking up to an unpleasantly cold home during the holidays. What’s worse is that, if you are hosting a get-together, chances are no one will stick around long if your home resembles a refrigerator.
If you have discovered that your heater is on the fritz, your best choice will be to reach out to an HVAC contractor in Spokane, WA for assistance. A trained professional like the ones at ACI Northwest will be able to give you the best gift of the season: the gift of a working heater.
You Know You Need Heater Repairs When:
So, aside from your heater simply refusing to turn on, or producing no warm air whatsoever, what are the signs that you might be in need of repairs? After all, most of us would want to get our system fixed before it stopped producing heat. Indicators that you can watch for include the following:
- Loud sounds: Clanging, banging, hissing, rattling and other noises are sounds that you shouldn’t be hearing from your heater. If you have noticed any of these noises when you run your heater, it is time to call for repairs.
- High bills: It is normal to see a small change in your energy bills when you start running your heater regularly. However, if there is a big spike whenever you warm your home, there is a problem that needs to be fixed.
- Reduced airflow: Maybe your heater is running and producing warm air, but the airflow feels weak. This may mean there is a leak in your ductwork, a problem with a fan, or a blockage in your ducts hindering airflow. Whatever the cause, contact an HVAC technician to get it identified and fixed, fast.
- Bad smells: Have you been checking to see if your eggs are bad? If you are smelling rotten eggs or sulfur, it could be coming from your heater, not your fridge. While carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer, utility companies will add other odor-creating substances to your natural gas so you will be able to smell a possible gas leak. In short, if you smell sulfur coming from your furnace or any other gas smells, turn off your system and call a technician immediately.
Why Can’t I Do the Repairs Myself?
Let’s be honest, it is often tempting to see if, rather than contracting professional services, one might be able to get repairs done on their own to save some cash. OR, alternatively, some people may want to see if an amateur can get the job done. While we understand why these options seem plausible, we assure they will never work out the way you want. Not only is the repair less than likely to be done right, but this course could also end up costing you far more in the long run as it can create a need for additional repairs or even and early replacement.
When you need heater repairs, contact the professionals at ACI Northwest. ACI Northwest is here to help with your home comfort needs or concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact us for helpful advice.