Signs Your Heating Unit Needs A Tune Up

 

Overland Park HeatingWhile we highly recommend getting your heating unit tested once a year, there are some tell-tale signs that your unit needs a tune up sooner than you may think. If you notice any of the following problems, you should call us immediately.

One obvious sign is whether or not your heating unit is producing any heat. While this may seem like an unmissable cause, it is often overlooked until it is too late. Check your heating unit before the weather gets cold, allowing ample time for repairs. 

Gas leaks are also a sign of a failing unit that require immediate attention. If the air smells of rotten eggs and the odor is originating from your unit, you have a serious gas leak. Leave your home, inform the fire department, and call us to set up an appointment.

Another fairly common, yet often disregarded, sign is the sound your unit is making. It should remain relatively quiet while running. If you turn your unit on and hear a loud banging sound, it’s possible your blower motor needs repaired. This could also be a symptom of your unit’s ignition being delayed, which can become hazardous.

If you have a gas unit, you should have a carbon monoxide monitor. Carbon monoxide is called ‘The Silent Killer,’ because of its complete lack of odor, color, and taste. If you notice your carbon monoxide monitor going off, shut down your unit, open your windows, leave your house, alert the fire department, and call us immediately. 

It is also important that you monitor your energy bill. It is natural for your bill to rise in the winter because your unit is working more. However, if you notice any large spikes in the price, and your utility rate remains unchanged, then your unit may need serviced to ensure maximum efficiency.

Following these simple signs, and ensuring your unit has the proper tune ups it requires, will ensure your heating unit will provide you with outstanding service for many years to come.

Is the heater in your Overland Park home in need of some maintenance? Call Priced Right Heating and Cooling at (913) 713-5911 and schedule a service call today!