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4 Signs Your Heater Needs Repair

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The best way to prevent heater repairs is by staying ahead of them to begin with. You can do this by identifying the signs of potential heater problems early on and schedule an appointment proactively instead of waiting until the problems impact operation.

Just give us a call when you suspect that you need heater repair in O’Fallon, MO. We can troubleshoot with your heater until we find a solution. But first, you need to know when to call us for service. Keep reading to learn about four signs that can indicate your heater is in need of repairs.

High Energy Bills

Your heater is likely one of the larger appliances in your home. As a result, it is using a significant amount of energy during the winter season. While it is normal to see a little bit of an increase in your energy costs during the winter when temperatures drop, you should not see a major jump in energy costs at one time.

If you do, it can be a red flag that something is wrong with your heater that’s causing it to operate incorrectly. For example, your heater may be struggling to keep up with heating your home and is staying on for extended periods of time, resulting in higher energy costs. Our team can assess your heater needs, make repairs, and get your heater back to working as efficiently as possible.

Discolored Pilot Light

If you have a gas furnace, it is also important to pay attention to the color of the pilot light in the heating chamber. The pilot light should only ever burn bright blue. A lighter shade of blue or any other color is a red flag that something is wrong. It’s possible that there is too much gas in the chamber or that another problem is contributing to an incorrect pilot light color.

You may be tempted to ignore this problem if your heater is still working fairly well, but we encourage you to give our team a call proactively to stay ahead of potential problems. A discolored pilot light isn’t just an inconvenience. It could be a major safety concern.

Poor Indoor Air Quality

It’s also important to pay attention to your indoor air quality. You may notice that the air in your home suddenly feels heavier or dirtier than it usually does. For example, there may be a musty odor in the air that you can’t explain.

Or maybe you are getting sick and suffering from allergy symptoms more often than you usually do. Poor indoor air quality is not just a problem because of the winter season. It actually points directly to poor heater operation that needs to be addressed through maintenance or repairs.

Lack of Heat

It may seem obvious that a lack of heat coming from your heater is a problem. After all, your heater has a single job, and that is to keep your home warm. But there are times that heaters produce lukewarm air, and your home still feels fairly comfortable even with a lack of specifically hot air.

You may be tempted to ignore this problem or write it off as a one-time issue that will result in the near future. However, we encourage you to be proactive and schedule an appointment for maintenance before the problem gets worse.

Warm People, Cool Ideas, Quality Solutions. Give our team at Swiss Air Heating and Cooling a call today to schedule an appointment for heating service.

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