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5 Signs Your Heater Needs Repairs

Alright, so it’s the middle of December and your heater is on full blast. While we might not be encountering the snowstorms that our northern neighbors might, we still rely on these systems day in and day out to keep us comfortable. I bet you can call to mind that anxious feeling when your heater makes a strange noise or you start noticing bad numbers on your thermostat. Are you going to be without heat this winter? Is your comfort at risk?

Slow down and relax. As long as you’ve got our team on hand, you’ve got nothing to worry about. And at this point, you’ve made it to our blog which means the hardest part is over! Let’s talk about the five most common signs that you need heating repair in Plano, TX. Give us a call if any of the following signs sound familiar!

Sign #1: It’s Not Working

A clear and present sign that your heater isn’t working right is when it’s just not working at all! A broken down heater might only need a targeted repair to get it back on track, but you’ll never know unless you get the help of a trained professional. Our team can address your heater issue and get the system back to work as long as you promptly call us when it’s broken down.

Sign #2: It’s Not Working Well

So your heater works but it doesn’t work to the specifications that you want. Don’t shrug it off, this is absolutely still a problem! If you’re getting lukewarm air from your vents, or you’re finding that you can only stay warm with the help of blankets and sweaters, then your heater is likely suffering from a problem.

Sign #3: It’s Costing WAY Too Much

A heater should only cost a reasonable amount to heat your home. If you’re constantly shelling out a ton of money from your wallet, so much so that you’ve got to forgo a vacation or you’re reluctant to get your car worked on, then you might be dealing with a heater problem. Heaters often get more efficient when they’re suffering from a repair need, and that decrease in efficiency will eventually lead to wasted energy or fuel and higher bills. Get your heater fixed so you can have this addressed.

Sign #4: It’s Making Noises

Is your heater running okay, but it makes some pretty strange noises in the middle of the night? Well, that “okay” operation might only be for a limited time, since noises tend to signify that there’s a problem occurring inside your heater. If you can get this repair need addressed then you’re more likely to have a heater run quietly into the future.

Sign #5: It Smells Funky

Furnaces aren’t inherently dangerous, but sometimes gas leaks and carbon monoxide leaks can be a reality. If you notice any strange smells coming from your furnace, then we highly advise you to shut it down and call for help. Gas leaks can become a fire hazard, and they are often preceded by bad smells that are very noticeable to homeowners.

Is your comfort or safety on the line? Then call Hutchins Plumbing & Air Conditioning! Get it done right… Right now!

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