How often should I have my heater checked out?

Signs You Need a Furnace Tune Up


Furnace Tune UpWhen the weather gets cold, heat is something that people cannot do without; so it is important for people to always make sure that their heating units are working in top condition. The best way for people to do this, is to watch for the signs that warn that a heating unit is beginning to malfunction. If people learn to spot these signs, they can get their furnace fixed early, before the weather gets extremely cold.

The most obvious sign that there is something wrong with a heating unit is when the heating unit is activated, and the air that comes out of it is not completely warm. When this happens to a person, it is a telltale sign that they need to have their heating unit looked at. Many have the mistaken belief that their heating units need time to heat up, the way that old cars do, but in truth, it should never take longer than a minute at max for hot air to start coming out of a heater.

Another thing that can let a person know that there is a problem with their heater is when their heating unit starts staying on too long when they have it set to automatically go off once it reaches a certain temperature. If a person normally leaves their heating unit on one setting, that is usually very comfortable for them, and they don’t have any windows open, or anything else bringing cold air into their home, they should never have to constantly adjust their heating unit to get the right temperature in their home. When heating units stay on too long, or don’t come on when they are supposed to, it is time for a person to call an HVAC specialist to fix their heating unit.

If a person gets a tune up for their heating unit, they can avoid having to completely replace it. The cost for repairs, versus the cost for buying new heating units, is normally vastly different; so getting repairs can save people a lot of money.

Are you looking for a heating contractor in Broomall or surrounding area? Call John McCuen Plumbing Heating & Air at (610) 325-9395 and get started today!

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