Signs Your Heating Unit Needs a Tune Up

 

Overland Park HeatingThere are signs that your heating unit may need a tune up such as if your CO2 monitor goes off. If it goes off, your heater, boiler or other appliance is causing the problem. Another sign that your heating unit needs a tune up is when you see an increase in your heating bills. Of course high heating bills are normal in frigid weather; however, if a bill becomes unusually high or becomes suddenly high, then it may be your heating unit. 

Then, if you hear some loud noises in the night or during the day, it may mean that your heating unit needs some attention. If you hear banging noises coming from your heating unit, it may mean that a blower motor or furnace ignition may need to be adjusted or repaired.

In addition, if you notice uneven temperatures and a slower starting of heat coming from your heater, it may also be an indication that your heating unit needs a tune up. Also, if you notice that the flame in your heating unit is flickering, you’ll know that it’s time for a maintenance and tune-up check. Rust on the metal heat exchanger or cracks in your heating unit are other indications that a tune up is needed. 

To ensure that your heating unit stays in optimal condition, it is recommended that you have your heating unit professionally inspected and maintained at least once a year and tuned-up when necessary. The yearly maintenance check-up may prevent a tune-up because the yearly maintenance check is comprehensive and thorough. 

To conclude, keep in mind that as part of a yearly maintenance check-up, several important issues are checked such as making sure that there are no leaks—if you have a gas unit, checking the pressure gauges, checking safety devices, inspecting supporting brackets and inspecting the flu to see if it is operating as it should. 

Is the heating unit in your Overland Park home acting up? Call Priced Right Heating and Cooling at (913) 713-5911 and let us handle the problem for you!