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How to Avoid Furnace Trouble This Winter

Monday, November 5th, 2018 at 11:00 am

Technician looking over a gas furnace with a flashlight before cleaning it.Now that it’s fall, it’s important to prepare your furnace for the upcoming cold weather. Our cold weather here in Visalia will put your heating system to the test—make sure you fortify your home so you’re comfortable this winter. There are many simple steps that you can take to avoid furnace troubles. The best measures you can take with your HVAC system is through preventative measures. You always want time on your side when it comes to HVAC measures. If you need Visalia heater repair, contact our reliable team for services.

Signs You Need Furnace Repair

Furnace repair is one of the best ways to prepare your system for a cold winter. Here are some signs that you need furnace repair.

Can’t Remember the Last Time You Serviced Your System?

If you can’t remember the last time that you’ve had your system serviced, you should call for routine maintenance at the very least. If you have a professional service, your system maintenance might indicate that you need repairs. Contact our team and we can help you keep your heating system in top shape.

Old Air Filters

If you want to promote good air quality and boost your system’s efficiency. The air filters become clogged with dust, dirt, and grime over time and make it much harder and more likely to break down. This is a quick and simple task that will help your heater run well all winter long.

High Energy Bills

You’ve probably already turned on your heater this fall here in Visalia; our temperatures cooled off fairly quickly this year. So, think—have you noticed any spikes in your energy bills? If you have and you can’t pinpoint why your bill has increased, it’s likely because of heater inefficiency. When your heater is inefficient, it has to work harder to provide merely adequate heat to your home.

Odd Smells

Throughout the first few times you turn on your furnace this fall, you might notice a slight burning scent. A little of this is normal because your system has been stagnant for so long but if it persists this might indicate a serious issue. If you notice smells like chemicals, electrical burning, rotten eggs, or smoke, you should contact our team today.

Loud Noises

If you turn on your heater and hear noises like clanging, banging, or grating then you can benefit from heater repair. Loud noises like these can indicate a wide array of problems with your heating system. The best way to go about fixing these things is to have a professional from our team come out and assess your system. Schedule services sooner than later so that your problems don’t worsen!

Have Shaw’s Air Conditioning & Heating Help

If you feel that your furnace is showing signs of inefficiency, it’s best to have repairs done now before we reach the coldest temperatures of the year. You need a reliable heater here in Visalia, and our team has served this area for the past 20 years. We understand the needs of local homeowners. You can count on us for reliable service.

Looking for heating system repairs? Contact our team today to schedule an appointment.

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