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When to Call Us for Heater Repair

Keep reading to learn more about the top signs that your heater is in need of repairs.

Temperatures are cooling down and that means that the demand for heaters is warming up. Your heater may have worked great year after year without a single hiccup, but eventually, it will need repairs. Unfortunately, heaters don’t last forever. And the older your heater is, the more likely it is that components need to be repaired or replaced. 

When you need heater repair in Oregon City, OR, give our team a call. Better yet, give us a call before your heater ever break down. When you know the early signs of heater problems, you know when to call us for heater repair to stay ahead of major problems. Keep reading to learn more about the top signs that your heater is in need of repairs.

Common Signs of Heater Problems

Some of these signs may seem obvious, but many homeowners ignore them. It’s easy to write off small problems when you think that nothing is wrong. But if you knew that a small problem would eventually lead to your entire heater not working, you’d be more likely to address issues ASAP – and that’s just what you need to do.

  • Lack of warm air – If your heater isn’t blowing air that is noticeably warm, something is wrong. Your home may still feel comfortable, but your heater isn’t working as well as it should. If the air isn’t warm. Your unit may not be bringing in enough air to heat, to begin with. Clogged filters or a broken pilot light can impact your heater’s ability to function at its best and heat air for your home.
  • Unusual sounds – If you begin hearing strange or startling sounds, something is wrong. Occasional clicking and airflow are normal, but other sounds can indicate that something is wrong. You may have a loose part rattling around, a belt that is wearing out, or a fan blade that got bent and is grinding.
  • Dirty air filter – Your air filter captures larger particles of dust and dirt so they don’t recirculate through your home. If you don’t change your air filter regularly, it gets clogged. Changing the air filter is one of the easiest ways to make sure your heater is running efficiently. Not changing your air filter is one of the easiest ways to put a strain on your heater.
  • Smells – Your heater shouldn’t produce a smell when it blows warm air. The one exception to this rule is when you first turn your heater on for the season. But even then, the smell shouldn’t last long. Musty odors can indicate that you have mold or mildew somewhere in your heating system.

Remember, it’s better to invest in heating maintenance now, before the peak of the heating season. When temperatures really begin to drop and heaters begin having problems, every call we get is an emergency. No one wants to wait for heater repair when it’s cold outside. If you call now, you can schedule an appointment at your own convenience instead of waiting until your situation is an emergency.

Plus, addressing minor heater problems is much cheaper than waiting until the problems spread and become worse – and also more expensive. Our team can work on all types of heating systems, including:

  • Boilers
  • Ductless mini split units
  • Furnaces
  • Heat pumps
  • Thermostats

Contact Chase Heating and Cooling today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. We're "Keeping Homes Comfortable In All Seasons."