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Heater Nightmares


When the spooky season comes around, the horror films debut and the scary decor comes out to play. However, the Halloween spirit should end there. If you are waking up to knocking, banging, or clanking sounds… something suspicious is happening. Although many write these sounds off to an active imagination, your heater may actually be at fault.

If your heater is malfunctioning, your nightmares may actually be a reality. Here is how you know if your heating system is headed towards breakdown:

Signs Your Heater Needs Repairs

Encounter any of the following, and you’ll need to contact your local HVAC technicians for heater repairs:

Foul Odors

If you are getting wafts of burning rubber or plastic after you turn your heating system on, your appliance may have an electrical or mechanical malfunction. Do not turn a blind eye to this issue, as electrical problems become drastically worse as time goes on. If left unrepaired, you’ll be looking for a replacement rather than repairs.

Strange Sounds

Hearing loud clanking, banging, or screeching coming from your heating unit? There is likely a loose part bouncing around in your system or your heater’s belt may need replacing. You’ll want to have this checked out ASAP to ensure your heater is not in danger of system failure.

Uneven Temperatures

Don’t have even heating throughout your home? If you are experiencing cool spots in your house, your ductwork may need professional cleaning or repairs. When there is an issue with distribution, this is typically the best place to start.

Signs Your Heater Needs Replacement

If one of the following applies to you, it’s time for an upgrade:

Your Heater Is 15-20 Years Old

Your heater is headed towards retirement if it has reached its 20th birthday. Systems of this age have outdated technology that is costing you. Your unit will run at a lower efficiency, causing increases in your utilities. Not to mention, it will likely breakdown due to old age at any moment.

An upgraded installation will help increase your heater’s effectiveness while decreasing your heating costs.

Your Heater Needs Repair After Repair

Constantly encountering costly repairs? If the price of your repairs equates to half the cost of a new unit, you should consider changing your path from repairs to replacement. You will save money in the long run with a replacement.

Your Heater Is Short Cycling

If your system is frequently and consistently turning on and off, it is in danger of overheating. Not to mention, it is demanding a ton of power without providing the climate control you desire.

If your home heat is not sufficient, contact Air Conditioning Specialist, Inc. at (844) 256-6800! We are here to ensure your home is comfortable for you and your family.