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5 Signs You Need Heater Repairs Soon

Look, we’d love to sell you a heater that never needed repairs and lasted forever. That would make our job a lot easier and would honestly make us famous. The problem with this mentality is that this kind of heater doesn’t exist, and when HVAC professionals try to sell you a heater that never needs repairs, they’re likely selling you on lies. All heaters, no matter the type or model, require repairs at some point in their lives.

Now that we’ve gotten this out of the way, it’s time to talk about the real reason you came here. You want to know when you’ll need to call for heating repair in Montgomery County. It’s up to you to determine when your heater needs help, since you’re the one at your house every day—not us!

Here are some signs that you could use our help.

Sign #1: It’s Not Working

A broken-down furnace could barely even be called a furnace. It’s not doing its job, so as far as we’re concerned, it’s just a hunk of sheet metal in the basement taking up space. If your heater isn’t working at all, this should be the first and most obvious sign  you need our help. No—don’t open it up and reach in there assuming you’ve got “nothing to lose.” The system could still be salvageable and there are expensive parts in there that need the steady hand of an expert to get working again. Close out the online DIY tutorials and call us.

Sign #2: It’s Working with Strings Attached

Don’t you hate talking about your heater to other people who don’t live with it? You find yourself saying “it works but every time it turns on it—” and then there’s some string attached. Perhaps your heater makes noise when it turns on, or it brings heat to your rooms comfortably but it smells funky. A heater should work with minimal interference or complaints, and if there are strings attached to the comfort of your home, then you need help.

Sign #3: You’re Uncomfortable

What’s the point of investing in your heating system every month if it’s just not keeping you cozy? You wouldn’t pay for any other appliance when it doesn’t do its job, right? Call our team so we can get your system running well so you can be comfortable knowing you’re paying for quality heat.

Sign #4: It Sounds Like Something Is Wrong

When you run your heater, what do you hear? If it’s anything other than the sound of air whooshing into your room via the air vents, then you’ve probably got a problem. Don’t worry, sounds could be easily repaired as long as you call for help from a professional.

Sign #5: It Smells Funky

This is a big point to keep in mind. Heaters are not supposed to smell like anything—period. If you’ve got a gas furnace, your nose can be the best way to detect if there’s any gas leaking. Likewise, pay attention to any dirty sock smells that come from a heat pump, since they can clue you in to a mold infestation. Don’t settle for a heater that smells bad.

Do any of these signs sound familiar? Call Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling for fast help.

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