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5 Warning Signs of Trouble to Watch for Your Heating System This Winter

Category: Heating


Actually, the biggest red flag that your heating system may not survive the upcoming winter season, is if you have failed to give it the regular service that it requires. Too many homeowners take the wait and see approach; once something doesn’t work, then they call in a professional. Yet, getting tune-up and maintenance work done along the way is a better method to use and will practically ensure that your system continues to work, with little to no unexpected emergency surprises for you.

Before colder weather moves in, this is the ideal time to get your heating inspected. Prepare it for the workload it is about to take on, and set it up to be able to endure it.

Do Any of the Following Apply?

Contrary to what outsiders assume about all of Texas, Abilene can get pretty frigid during the winter months. So, it is important to be able to be certain that your heating system is fully functional, and ready for the job it is about to have to perform. It is a good idea to be on the lookout for any of the following possible symptoms, especially if you have failed to get regular maintenance for your heating system.

Know the age of your heater. For example, the average furnace lasts around 16 years. If your system is nearing that age, you are more likely to have problems and should be on high alert for any changes in behavior and performance.

Your thermostat is the brain of your entire heating and cooling. So, if it is not working properly, neither will your system. Watch for things like constantly needing to adjust the thermostat to get the right temperature, and call for professional help, before it breaks down completely.

If you notice an increase in your heating bills, compared to the same time last year, there is probably a problem. When your heating system is in a state of disrepair, it means that it has to work harder to perform the same job. The direct result is higher energy consumption, which causes your heating bills to skyrocket.

You know the sounds your functional heating system makes. If you notice new sounds or your furnace is downright noisy, it is time to have it looked at. Rattling, popping, banging and squealing are examples of worrisome noises, and should be considered your heating system’s cry for help.

Watch also that the general health of your family doesn’t change for the worse. It’s normal to end up with a cold during the cooler months, however if all of your family seems to be feeling under the weather and staying that way, this could be a wide effect of complications with your heater, more specifically possible exposure to carbon monoxide. Headaches, nausea and general flu-like symptoms could be a big red flag, so have your family and your heating checked out. CO poisoning can result in death, and this is not the type of risk you want to take.

Protect Your Home

The bottom line is that you don’t want to end up facing the need for emergency heating repairs, when the coldest of winter nights is upon us. For any of your heating services, the name to call on is Quality Cooling and Heating. We are the local leading service provider for installation, maintenance and repairs.

We even offer around the clock emergency service, but our goal is to help you avoid having that need in the first place. Let us show you, in person, how e have earned the impeccable reputation that we have.

If you are looking for an Abilene heating contractor then please call (325) 676-5152 or complete ourĀ online request form.

If you are looking for an Abilene air conditioning and heating contractor then please call (325) 676-5152 or complete our online request form.