As winter continues to unleash the cold weather on northwestern Illinois, some Buffalo Grove residents may notice unusual sounds or underwhelming performance from their heating systems. If you believe your heater is struggling to keep up with the chill, now is the time to schedule an appointment to have your system checked. We firmly believe that annual maintenance can prevent many heater repairs, but there are times when additional repairs are necessary.
Never Ignore an Overworked Heater
Heating systems often present early signs that something isn’t functioning properly before they break down completely. If you pay attention to those early signs and provide the care that your heater needs, you can avoid more extensive heater repairs that are expensive and time consuming.
You may also extend the life of your heater if you pay attention to warning signs of overactivity and act immediately. The longer you delay a heater replacement, the more use you get out of your system and the more money you save.
Signs Your Heater Is Overworked
How do you know that your heater is working too hard? You may notice one or more of the following warning signs:
- Unusually high energy bills
- Thermostat continuously needing reset
- Loud sounds from the heater when in use
- Cold spots in your home
- Yellow pilot light flame
If you notice any unusual behavior from your heating system, take it as a sign that your heater needs attention. You should also consider the possibility of an overworked system if you find yourself calling for multiple heater repairs in a short period of time. Heating elements and parts tend to breakdown faster when the system is overworked.
Do You Need Heater Repairs?
If you recognize any of those signs that your heater is working too hard this winter, the professional technicians at Assurance can inspect your system and determine if heater repairs are needed.
For more information about heater repairs or heater replacement in the Buffalo Grove area, contact us at (847) 388-0316.