Few situations at home are more frustrating than sitting in a cold home in the middle of winter with a heater blowing cold air. Modern heating has become so commonplace that we often take it for granted, and it’s only when something goes wrong that we consider just how important it’s become to our lives.
Here at Island Airco, it’s our business to think about the importance of our heaters on a regular basis, and it’s our passion to provide our community with the highest quality Eureka Springs heater repair services possible.
In the 20+ years we’ve been doing business, our technicians have seen and fixed nearly everything HVAC, and we’re eager to extend that experience to you. To give you an idea of some of the most common heater issues we find ourselves dealing with, we’ve put together this list!
6 Most Common Heater Issues
Strange noises associated with your heater are one of the most common signs that something may be wrong with your system. Even if it’s still functioning, unexplained noises can be a sign of loose mechanical parts that need to be addressed sooner rather than later.
Inconsistent Energy Bills
Month-to-month, the utility bills for any given household should remain fairly consistent. Fluctuating utility bills can mean that your heater is running less than optimally and requiring more energy than normal to operate.
As the main control interface for your entire HVAC system, thermostat issues can make a minor issue seem far larger. If you have trouble controlling your air temperature or utilizing your thermostat correctly, call on our team for quick repairs.
Airflow is another thing that should remain consistent when it comes to the operation of your heater. Weak or inconsistent airflow can indicate a number of issues from bad motors to belt problems.
The lifespan of your average heater is between 15 and 20 years. Towards the end of this range, it’s not uncommon for a heater to experience an uptick in repair needs and maintenance requirements. Belts crack and motors fail. Over time, parts for older units can become harder to source as well.
Yellow Pilot Light
A natural gas pilot light should always be bright blue in color. A yellow flame can indicate a carbon monoxide leak, which can be deadly if not dealt with. It’s best to get a professional’s help to determine why the gas isn’t burning correctly.
While rare, dangerous furnace repairs are a thing, and most of them are directly related to the natural gas that some furnaces utilize as a fuel source. If you smell gas, it is vital that you shut off your heater and gas supply valve immediately. If you aren’t absolutely sure of the reason behind the leak and the correct steps to fix it, call a trained professional as soon as possible.
Replacement Or Repair, Choose Island Airco For Your Heater Care
Regardless of what you’re dealing with, we guarantee that our professionals have the skills, knowledge and desire to provide you with the highest quality heater repairs possible.
If your issue has passed the point of repair and you find yourself in the market for heater replacement you can trust, we’ll have your back there too! With replacement services backed by the same guarantees as our repairs, we can confidently say we’re the best around for all furnace services.
So if you need any type of heater services you can think of — repair, maintenance or replacement — don’t hesitate to call us today!