Warm is Where the Heart Is: Heater Maintenance 101
Heaters have become a probably the most important appliance in a house. It supplies the house with all of the heat that is needed for comfortable living. This appliance, when working properly, can allow all of the residents of a house a sense of comfort and security from the harsh cold of winter nights.
When a heater is malfunctioning it can test the patience of a homeowner and can affect the whole family. It is important for a heating unit to be working properly in order for it to operate as efficiently as possible.
An inefficient heater can not only cost the homeowner hundreds of dollars extra a year in heating bills, but it can also be dangerous.
How Do Determine Whether I Need Heater Maintenance?
Many homeowners wonder if they need a new heater or not in their homes. They may have not paid much attention to the heater, and they seem to think that as long as it is producing heat then everything is fine.
This is simply not the case. In fact, there are many heating units that are in operation today that are not only inefficient but also dangerous, and these units are still in use today. A heating unit should be maintained at least once a year.
This preventative maintenance that is performed by a skilled professional can pin;point any small problem with the heating unit that could grow into a larger, and even lethal, one. These professionals can also advise the homeowner on the age, current efficiency, and approximate life expectancy of the unit. This gives the homeowner an actual timeline to work with as far as planning to have their heating unit repaired or replaced instead of just guessing.
Why Is Heater Maintenance Important?
Maintenance is important because it keeps the heater working at its peak efficiency. This means that a homeowner can rest assured that they are not throwing their hard earned money out the window on excessive heating bills due to a heater not working as it is supposed to.
What Are Some Signs of a Malfunctioning Heater?
There are some easy signs that a homeowner can be on the look out for to let them know it is time to call a professional to look at their heater. Any kind of strange, or uncommon, sounds or odors are a sign that a professional is needed. Also, a house taking longer than normal to get warm, or one that doesn’t get warm at all is in need.
If the heater in your San Antonio area home is not working so hot, it’s high time you call Rosenberg Indoor Comfort at (210) 987-5587. We’ve got you covered from installation to repairs and everything in between!