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5 Signs That Your Heater Is on the Decline

hand-drawing-check-box-transparent-backgroundIt’s been cold here in Orland Park for the last few weeks. If your heater isn’t up to the task of warming your house, you’ve definitely noticed by now. We’re at that time of year where you might think you can just tough it out for a few more months and then handle the problems you’re facing once the temperatures warm up in spring. A lot of people try to do this so they won’t have to deal with heating problems while they still need their heater.

We understand this logic, but we wouldn’t recommend putting off any present heating problems. Instead, it’s best to schedule an appointment with our team of professionals as soon as possible. We specialize in heating in Orland Park, IL. We’ll get you the service need.

When Should You Call for Heater Work?

We know that’s the question on your mind if you’re here reading this blog, so let’s get to the answers. Below are signs that you need heating repair work.

1. You’re Just Not Warm Enough

Do you ever question why you’re even running your heater when you still have to layer on so much clothing and so many blankets just to stay warm? Don’t get us wrong, it’s cold here in Orland Park—but you shouldn’t have to struggle so much with heating your home. If your heater can’t … well … heat your house then it’s time for you to schedule an appointment for repair work.

2. Your Heating Bills Don’t Make Sense

Do your heating bills leave you perplexed? If you’re running the heater the same way that you always do but notice that your heating bills are shooting through the roof, it’s time for you to have repair work performed.

3. The Heater Is Experiencing Short Cycling

Does your heater start and stop on an endless loop all day long? This is what we call “short cycling” in the HVAC industry. Short cycling is terrible for your heater. It will eventually wear the heater down to the point of a breakdown and waste energy and money in the process.

4. You Notice Some Weird Sounds

Sounds like rattling, banging, grating, squeaking … pretty much anything out of the ordinary from the heater is a problem you need to address. These sounds are all warning signs that your heater has seen better days. Don’t wait for the unit the breakdown, however. Remain proactive and come to us when you notice these problems.

5. There Are Low Heat Levels / Low Airflow

You walk over to your thermostat, turn it on, hear it click on a moment later … and then notice that the sound of air rushing through your home’s vents is quieter than normal. What’s going on? You’re struggling with low airflow and low heat levels, but you don’t understand the source of the problem. We can help you pinpoint the source of the problem and skillfully fix it too.

Contact Johansen & Anderson Inc today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. We’ll make sure you get the heating work you need. Call J&A today, sleep tight tonight.

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