Signs Your Heater Needs Some Help

Your heater is a vital part of your home. Unfortunately, however, most people don't pay their heaters a lot of attention until something goes wrong. If you count in this category, it's time to change your ways. In order to keep your heater working great for you all winter long, have it professionally inspected and serviced regularly. A quality HVAC service can get you and your heater set up on a regular maintenance schedule depending on the age, overall condition, and frequency that your heater is used. And, aside from regular professional care, educate yourself on the warning signs that your heating unit could use some professional help.

Cold Air Comes Out

The whole point of having a heater is to heat or warm up your home. Obviously, you can't do that if your heater is blowing out cool air instead of warm, a clear sign that something isn't right.

If you notice that your heater is sending out cool air, turn it off and have it looked over by professionals immediately. The problem could be due to a fuel combustion issue, a leak in the ductwork, or various other serious issues. To get to the root of the problem and fix it for good, let a professional take a look.

Excessive Condensation

Something else to be on the lookout for is condensation on your windows. If the temperature inside and outside aren't vastly different and you're still getting condensation, take this as a sign that there's a problem.

Condensation can be caused by issues with your heater core and/or heating system leaks. Check for any visible leaks and, whether you spot them or not, contact a professional if the problem does not resolve itself quickly.

You Hear Whirring or Groaning Sounds

Sometimes, your ears will be what alerts you to an issue with your heating system. Pay careful attention to any odd noises, especially excessive whirring sounds or groaning noises.

Typically, these kinds of sounds indicate an issue with your ductwork. If that is the case, your heater needs an extensive look-over to get to the root of the problem and remedy it for good.

As you can see, your heater will typically let you know when something is amiss. Your job is to know the warning signs to watch out for and to seek professional help when you notice these signs or anything else odd or off with your heating unit.