Florida isn’t known for its cruel winters, but the climate can still hurl surprises at us, especially during the evenings. Your heating system will experience some periods when it needs to work hard to keep you warm. If your heater starts to malfunction, you need to know what signs to look out for so you can get it timely repairs.
Here are three ways to tell that you need to schedule professional repairs for your heater. And we stress professional, because trying to handle repairs yourself can end up costing you much more. When you need heating repair in St. Augustine, FL, contact Climate Masters. We’re now moving into our third decade of business providing quality heating and cooling to St. Johns County.
Watch out for these 3 signs of impending repairs
- An unexplained jump in your heating bills: If you’ve already lived with your heater through a previous winter season, you’ll know what to expect to see on your bills during the time of the year when it does the most work. Pay close attention to these bills, because if you notice an unexplained spike in price, it usually means that a malfunction is occurring somewhere in the heater that is making it work harder than it should.
- Unexpected and unusual sounds: Even the quietest heaters, like geothermal systems, make some noise when they operate. These sounds should be consistent, so if anything unusual starts echoing from a furnace or heat pump cabinet, you should have it looked into. If you have a gas-powered furnace, some of these strange sounds may indicate a potential gas leak, so get professional technicians on the job as soon as you can. (You should also shut off the gas as a precaution.)
- Heater coming on and off at the wrong times: If your heater is turning on when it shouldn’t, or shutting off before the house gets warm enough, there could be a number of culprits behind it. A common reason for this is a malfunction in the thermostat, which causes it to sense the temperature incorrectly and turn the heater on and off when you don’t want it to. You’ll need to have professionals investigate this to find out what is causing your heater to behave this way.
Whatever your problem with your heating system, Climate Master will have the solution for it. Contact us any time of the day or night for heating repair in St. Augustine, FL.