With daytime temperatures hovering in the mid-60’s and our nights falling well in to the 40’s already, it is safe to say that, even here in sunny California, the heating season has truly begun. Your heater has likely already had some time to shake itself free of cobwebs, and you’ve hopefully already scheduled your routine heating maintenance for the year. Just because your heater is tuned up and operating just fine now, though, does not mean that you definitely won’t encounter operational problems with that system at some point during the heating season. If you do require heating repairs in Kingsburg, CA, sooner is always better than later. That’s why the pros here at Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning have put together a few tips to help you recognize the need for professional heating repairs.
Is Your Heater Heating Your Home Evenly?
Did you turn on your heater this year, eager with anticipation, only to notice that there are wide temperature fluctuations throughout your home? Has your heater always heated your home evenly in the past, making this a new development? It is more than likely, then, that there is a problem with your heating system or its heat distribution system, which is leading to uneven heating.
Does Your Heater Cost too Much to Operate?
You are going to have to pay to heat your home, regardless of how efficient your home heating system may be. With that in mind, though, you shouldn’t see any inexplicable spikes in your heating costs from billing cycle to billing cycle. If you do, and you’ve not made any real changes in the way in which you heat your home, you likely have a system in need of repair. Reduced efficiency is a common symptom of heater problems.
Does It Run on Short Cycles?
Your heater should not fire up, only to cycle back down a few moments later. A complete heating cycle is going to take longer to complete than these few minutes, and the scenario described here is called “short cycling.” There are again many reasons as to why your heater may short cycle. Whatever the situation may be, you can count on us to resolve the issue. Short cycling wastes energy and puts a lot of unnecessary wear on mechanical systems, so contact us right away if you notice this problem with your heater.