Why do Heaters Fail?
EL PASO, TX, December 03, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Heaters and home heater maintenance can be a critical aspect of comfort and safety. According to the Service manager from SoBellas, Jose says, “If your heater is working properly, it can provide a more comfortable living environment, which is why it’s crucial to know whether or not you have an issue before the problem becomes too drastic and costly.”
In this guide, we’ll go over everything you need to know to determine whether your heater is working properly and get it fixed.
Why do Heaters Fail?
Jose explains, “The most common reasons why heaters fail are:”
If your heater is more than 10 years old, it’s a good idea to have it checked out by a professional.
Clogged Air Ducts
If your air ducts are clogged, they can cause significant problems with your furnace or boiler. This can include higher energy bills as well as carbon monoxide poisoning. Air ducts should be inspected at least once every five years or as needed after any renovations to your home.
Low Water Pressure
If you have low water pressure in your house, it could be affecting the operation of your furnace or boiler by forcing them to work harder than normal.
Dirty Filters and Coils
“Dirty filters and coils can cause increased costs on both gas and electric furnaces because they can reduce airflow through them and restrict the flow of heated air into the home’s rooms.” according to Jose.
Signs Your Heater is Not Working Properly
Here are some of the most common signs that indicate your heater is not working properly:
The first sign that something is wrong with your heater is strange noises coming from it. If you hear grinding or clanking sounds coming from inside of the unit, it could be due to an issue with the motor or bearings. If you hear squeaking sounds coming from these locations, it could mean that there’s a loose belt or belt pulley that needs to be tightened.
You may also hear clicking noises coming from within the unit itself if there are any carbon deposits on any of its internal parts or if there are other kinds of dust buildup within its components.
Low Heat Output
If your heat isn’t as strong as it should be, there could be something wrong with your heating system. This could be caused by a clog in the vents or ducts, but it could also mean that there is too much moisture in the air, which makes it harder for warm air to reach you in certain rooms of the house.
The problem could be as simple as replacing the filter — which can help increase airflow — or it could require a more significant repair.
Constantly Adjusting Your Thermostat
If you have to keep adjusting the temperature on your heater to get it to work properly, that’s a sign that your heater isn’t working properly. The thermostat should be able to control the temperature in your home without any problems.
If it takes a lot of fiddling with the controls to get the same results, then something is wrong with your heating system.
High Energy Bills
Jose says, “One of the most obvious signs that something is wrong with your heating system is a high energy bill.” If you’re seeing unusually high energy usage, especially during the winter months, there may be an issue with your heat pump or furnace. If this is happening every year, contact us today!
How to Fix Your Heater?
Our experts here at SoBellas Home Services can diagnose the source of the problem and repair your heating unit for optimal function. We have several years of experience with different types of furnaces, boilers, and heat pumps.
Call the guys in the yellow booties today to schedule an inspection!
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