Don’t Ignore These Heating System Red Flags!

The holiday season is finally here, and if you’re like most residents of the Scottsdale area, your schedule just got really hectic, seemingly overnight. Your to-do list is so long you’re not sure how you’re going to get all the shopping and cooking done plus prepare your home for an influx of guests. 

You don’t have time for anything to go wrong with your home’s heating system. You don’t have room in your budget to pay for expensive repairs. We understand how you feel. However, if you notice something isn’t right with your heater and you ignore it because you’re just too busy, you’re risking a breakdown at the worst possible time.

Your friends at AAA Cooling Specialists want to make sure your holiday season is warm, cozy and as enjoyable as possible. If you notice any of the following red flags in your heating system, give our team a call right away to schedule heating repairs.

Old Age

You probably haven’t put much thought into the age of your HVAC system, particularly if it’s been working fine. It’s probably a good idea to check, though, because a system older than 15 years is probably working on its last legs. That doesn’t mean you need to run out and buy a whole new heater, but it’s probably time to schedule a professional checkup if you haven’t had it inspected or maintained in a while.

Inconsistent Temperature

If your heating system is blowing cold air, then you know right away that something is wrong. But it’s important to pay attention to any changes in temperature, especially if certain areas of your home are cooler than others. It could be a bad thermostat, in which case it’s an easy fix, or something else amiss in the system that’s preventing proper heat distribution.

High Heating Bills

An HVAC system will lose efficiency as it gets older, if maintenance is lacking or if there are leaks in the ductwork. When the heater has to work too hard to meet your comfort demands, you’ll see the results in your utility bills.

Pilot Light Problems

One consequence of heater malfunction is carbon monoxide leakage, which is nothing to take lightly! The pilot light is usually a good indicator of a CO leak — it’s supposed to be blue, and if you notice yours is orange or yellow, then you should call a professional immediately.

Strange Sounds

Your ears are a great evaluator when it comes to heating system trouble. Listen for any of the sounds listed in this infographic, and don’t pretend you don’t hear them! Call us instead!

Dusty Air

Have you noticed a significant decrease in your indoor air quality and an increase in dust? At the very least, your heating system needs a good cleaning. If left unaddressed, excess dirt in the system can wear down your heater and cause it to malfunction. In general, poor air quality is definitely something to take care of before the holidays arrive. You don’t want your family or your guests sneezing and wheezing through what should be a joyous time of togetherness!

Heating system issues don’t have to be an expensive hassle that throw a wrench into your holidays. Get them taken care of quickly and stay within your budget by choosing AAA Cooling Specialists for heating repair services in the Scottsdale, AZ, area. For more information or to schedule an appointment, fill out a contact form today!

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December 6, 2019 3:07 pm