Let’s face it; winter weather can be downright frigid. The only solace can be escaping the outdoor temperatures in your warm, cozy house. But, when your heater malfunctions, it can leave you in the cold inside your house, too. Avoid this by scheduling routine maintenance and repairs on your unit with a professional. Call Befort Plumbing & Heating for services in Aurora, CO. Our family-owned company has been around since 1957!
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Signs Your Heater Needs Repairs
Is there anything worse than waking up on a frigid morning only to realize your heater is out? Avoid this by having your system repaired at the first signs of an issue. Some symptoms to watch for are:
- Your property isn’t warming to the temperature set on the thermostat.
- Heat isn’t being evenly distributed throughout your home.
- There are loud noises coming from the unit.
- Your monthly utility bills are rising without an increase in your usage.
- There are leaks in your ductwork.
What To Expect During a Routine Maintenance Visit
The best way to keep your heater running properly all winter is to have it serviced by a professional at least once a year. During a routine tune-up, you can expect an expert to:
- Shut off the power to the unit. This is done to protect both him or herself and your household.
- Examine all of the inner components of the system to make sure they are functioning as expected.
- Inspect the belts and other parts and look for signs of wear and tear. If the contractor finds a part that should be replaced he or she will likely alert you to the issue and ask if you want him or her to replace the part during the inspection. This will help prevent your unit from needing repairs later.
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How a Malfunctioning Heater Can Impact Your Home
When your heater malfunctions you might expect to endure chilly temps in your house. However, there are also other effects it can cause:
- Risk of illness for your family. A serious issue with your system, like a carbon monoxide leak, can put your household’s health at risk.
- Lower indoor air quality. A broken unit can fail to remove all of the particles from the air, like dust and debris.
- Risk of fire. Certain issues with your system can cause an increased risk of fire.
- Higher utility bills. If your unit is working too hard to warm your home it can cause your electric bills to increase.