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Signs That Your Heater Is in Trouble

furnace-wiringThe idea of living in Texas conjures up an image of long, hot, dry summer days in many people’s minds — people that don’t actually live in Texas, that is. Sure, our winters are relatively mild when compared to those in, say, Vermont or Minnesota. However, we do have plenty of chilly and downright¬†cold nights around here in the winter season. We may not be ready to fire up our heaters yet, but nighttime temperatures are dropping, and the real chill of winter is not that far off.

That is why you need to know for sure that your heater is ready for the task ahead. While routine maintenance is going to help your heater to succeed, the fact is that there is no such thing as a 100% reliable heater. Eventually, your system is going to run into some trouble. If you want to avoid real trouble — and considerable discomfort — then you are going to need to learn the warning signs that you need heating repairs in Cypress, TX.

Is Your Heater Blowing Cool Air?

If so, then you are experiencing probably the most obvious sign that your heater is struggling. There are a number of reasons why your heater may fail to deliver warm air throughout your house. Do you use a forced air heating system, like a furnace or a heat pump? Then your system may have damaged air ducts. If you do use a heat pump, then you may have a refrigerant leak that is impeding the heat transfer process.

You could also have a faulty thermostat that is failing to register temperatures accurately. There are a lot of different potential causes for just about any heating problem. That is why having the problem diagnosed by a qualified professional is just as important as having it resolved professionally.

Is Your Heater Short Cycling?

Short cycling is a problem in which your system starts up, runs only briefly, and then cycles back down again. Your heater is supposed to run in full, even cycles. Short cycling wastes energy, puts a lot of wear and tear on the system, and also negatively affects your comfort.

You could have a dirty air filter that is creating too much resistance, which is a problem that you can solve simply by changing out that filter. You could also have a faulty thermocouple that is shutting your system down prematurely as a safety feature. Whatever the case, we’ll figure out the actual cause and resolve it completely.

Is Your Bill Rising, and Rising, and Rising?

One place to check for potential heating problems is your gas/electricity bill. If your heater is compromised in just about any way, then it is going to fail to function as efficiently as it normally would. By having your system repaired promptly by a trained professional, you not only live more comfortably. You do so while also cutting back on your energy costs. We think that this is a pretty good deal, overall.

Schedule your heating services with Milton Frank Plumbing & Cooling.

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