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4 Signs Your Heater Needs Repair

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Sometimes there is no denying that your heating system is exhibiting issues, from a telltale sound to your home not feeling warm enough. When the temperatures are low, you can’t afford to have an unreliable heater. Your family needs to be warm and comfortable, so it is helpful to watch for signs that your heater needs repairs.

When you think your heater is having issues, call the team at Earl’s Air Conditioning. We can help you diagnose and repair your heater so your home is comfortable and warm, no matter the weather.

Call Earl’s AC today for expert heater care in the Coachella Valley.

How Do I Know When My Heater Needs Repairs?

When you own a home or are the head of the household, it is important to know what to look for in HVAC issues. Pay attention to sounds and signs that your heater is struggling to work properly.

If your heater is exhibiting the following signs, it is time to call a member of our team.

  • Utility bill unusually high
  • Uneven hot and cold spots in your home
  • Continually needing to turn up your heater to a higher temp.
  • The heater is making unusual noises
  • Discolored or yellow pilot light
  • Poor air quality from heater vents
  • Abnormal smells

4 Major Signs Your Heater is Not Working Properly

One of the most obvious signs your heater has a significant issue is when your utility bills show a sudden increase without reason. A sudden leap in costs may indicate you are having issues with the time your heater is taking to heat your home, issues maintaining heat, issues pushing air through the vents, or other energy-related issues. Excessive energy usage is a typical sign of HVAC problems.

If you notice that some areas of your home are not heated properly and consistently, whereas other rooms or areas are cold and drafty, no matter how high you turn your heat, this is a sign. These “symptoms” indicate that your heating system and ductwork are faulty, showing there may be air leaks from the ducts or that cold air is getting into the ducts. These types of issues are more common in older homes, where duct systems may be older and weaker. In this situation, it is worthwhile to have a professional inspect your ducting and diagnose if you need repairs or maintenance. Repairing ductwork or air flow issues can ensure that your home is comfortable in all areas, not just some of the spaces in your home.

All heating systems make a small amount of noise, but if you notice that your heater is making more noise than normal or is louder than usual then it is time to take a closer look.

Noises that may indicate an issue include:

  • Banging
  • Clanking
  • Squeaking
  • Screeching

These sounds may be signs that your heater is having issues working properly. This may also indicate, when your heater is older, that it is exhibiting signs of wear and tear and that you may need to replace it soon.

If the air in your home seems hazy or dusty while running your heating system, and you keep your home relatively clean, it may be a sign that something is wrong with your heater. It is an even stronger indicator if members of your family show signs of newly developed respiratory distress. A poorly functioning heating system may circulate dust, debris, mildew, or other allergens and contaminants. If you change your air filter and that doesn’t solve the problem, it’s time to call a professional HVAC repair technician.

For Heater Repairs, You Can Count On Call Earl’s AC

If any of the above sounds familiar, call Earl’s Air Conditioning. We are here to help you with HVAC installation, maintenance, and repairs, so your Coachella Valley home is comfortable year-round. Don’t wait until you can see your breath in your living room! Call Earl’s AC today and let us help you get your heater working efficiently again.

Contact the Coachella Valley HVAC experts at Earl’s Air Conditioning and let us know what we can do for you!

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