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5 Signs Your Heating System Needs Repairs


Early spring is an uncertain time for the weather. This isn’t a time of the year to just hope your heating system will work fine even as it sends you signals that it isn’t.

The sooner you move to have professional heating repair in Kelowna, BC to address the problem, the less likely you’ll end up with a bigger, more expensive trouble—and right when you need the heater the most!

What sort of signs do we recommend you watch for with your heater? There are many ways a heater can start to act “off,” but below are the five most common.

#1 – Rising energy bills with no explanation

We advise you to always pay attention to your energy bills and keep a record of them, such as on a spreadsheet along with your other budget items.

If you notice a sudden uptick in your heating costs and it’s not due to increased use (such as having guests over or staying in more), it’s worthwhile to have HVAC technicians check on the system. Almost any type of heater malfunction will cause the unit to drain extra power and raise your bills.

#2 – Strange noises from the heater

A strange noise counts as anything that you don’t normally hear the heater make. If you’ve used your heater steadily for at least one winter season, you’ll know the sounds it makes when it runs, and they’ll usually fade into the background of your day-to-day life.

Sounds that interrupt this, such as clanging, mechanical shrieking, whistling, grinding, hissing, bubbling, and clicking are warnings that something isn’t right. Call the pros to investigate.

#3 – Drop in airflow from the vents

If you notice that the airflow coming from the room vents is sluggish, it could come from several problems. First, change the air filter for the HVAC system if it’s clogged. This is a frequent cause of heating troubles and will also cause you to pay more on your energy bills.

If it’s not the fault of the filter, the problem could be with the blower fan or leaks in the ductwork. Only trust the experts to diagnose the problem and find the best way to fix it.

#4 – Uneven heating

Are there cold spots in your house when the heating system is running? Don’t ignore this, because it’s often an indication that the heater is starting to lose its capacity and soon won’t be able to provide any heat at all.

There are many different sources for uneven heating, and our technicians can find out what’s wrong so we can get your heater back to work.

#5 – You have to continue to fiddle with the thermostat

Heaters and thermostats are designed so that you only need to set the thermostat at a single temperature and leave it there for long stretches.

If you find that you have to continually adjust the thermostat because the house is flipping back and forth from “too cold” to “too hot,” you either have a faulty thermostat or you have a faulty heater. 

Are you comfortable? Let’s work together to make sure the answer is always, “Yes!” Contact Comfort Tech Heating & Cooling to schedule your heating repairs. We guarantee your comfort with everything we do.

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