How to tell if your heater needs to be repaired

Top Signs You Need Heater Repairs

Next Level HVAC wants you to never be without heat, even in the coldest months. Although furnaces don’t last forever, they will almost always notify you of any problems before they cause damage. It is important to understand the signs of furnace problems to schedule furnace repair immediately.

We can fix your furnace problem as soon as possible if you call us before it worsens. Here’s how to know when you need heater repairs in melbourne, whether you are a first-time homeowner or an experienced homeowner.

No matter what your thermostat says, your home is cold.

Are you feeling cold despite your thermostat being set to 80 degrees? This could be a sign that your furnace needs emergency repairs. You may also need to replace your filter if it is too clogged.

If the filter becomes clogged, it can cause overheating. This will make the unit go into safe mode, which only blows cool air. By changing your filter, you can quickly determine if this is the problem. You’re good to go if the problem resolves itself. If your home remains cold, you should schedule your furnace repair.

Your Pilot Light Is Burning Yellow

Your pilot light may be glowing yellow and not blue. You should leave immediately! This could indicate that your furnace is producing dangerous carbon monoxide gas. Call your gas company immediately if you are forced to leave your home. These are the most common signs of carbon monoxide poisoning:

  • Chest pain
  • Headache
  • Double vision (or blurry sight)
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

These symptoms can be severe, so get out of your house immediately and call 911.

Strange noises coming from your heater

You might hear strange sounds coming from your heater if it is old. Many homeowners describe these noises as popping, rattling or squealing. If you hear these noises, don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule a furnace service appointment.

Increased energy costs

Skyrocketing energy prices are one of the most obvious signs that a furnace is old and needs to be replaced. Your HVAC system may not be working properly, and your power or gas bills will suddenly rise without any explanation. We can usually fix the root cause of the problem. However, depending on the age of your furnace, there is a chance that you will be able to get a more efficient furnace.

Cycling for short distances

Although this is not a serious problem with your heater, it is worth having checked by a professional if your furnace starts short cycling (turning on and off erratically). While short cycling can be fixed easily, it could damage your HVAC system long-term.

Unpleasant Odors

If you smell unpleasant odours from your furnace vents, this is the final sign that you need furnace repair. It would be best if you did not ignore the smell of smoke or burning rubber when your furnace turns on. Instead, you can spray or use air fresheners to mask the problem. Your heater’s electric components could be defective. You could end up with a furnace that is not working properly for weeks or months.

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