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Heater Not Doing Its Job? We Can Find Out Why


Your house is a little too cold for comfort lately. Don’t blame it on a mischievous spirit in the home. The reality is likely that you have a heater that is having trouble doing its job.

Yes, you probably have just started using your heater recently. But that doesn’t mean it can’t already be encountering trouble. Maybe it needs a tune-up before you get into the thick of the cold weather. Or perhaps it needs a repair for an issue that developed in the past couple of weeks. Whatever the reason for your heater’s issues, you can count on our heating services in Bellevue to resolve the problem and get your home warm again.

If You Haven’t Gotten Maintenance Yet, Schedule An Appointment Today

Maintenance is a helpful and important service. That’s why we recommend you have it done every year.

This service allows a technician to assess your heater, check out every part of the system, and address small issues like dirt build-up before they escalate into a bigger problem. This helps the heater operate more efficiently, effectively, and safely. What’s more, maintenance can even prevent up to 85% of the repairs that a heater might need over the years.

How to Tell Your Heater Needs Expert Repairs

Have you had maintenance already and you are noticing that your heater has started to act up anyways? That can happen and is a likely indicator of a repair need. Remember, maintenance prevents a large number of repairs but not all of them.

That said, it is important to know how to tell that your heater is in trouble so you can get it fixed soon. Key warning signs of a repair need in your heating system can include:

  • Concerning noises like booming, screeching, or hissing.
  • Weakened airflow exiting the air handlers or vents.
  • Higher energy bills that don’t match your heater usage.
  • Short cycling during operation.
  • Bad smells like burning electrical parts or the sulfur smell of leaking gas.

Don’t Delay Replacement of a Worn-Out System

You’ve gotten your heater tuned up every year and you’ve been prompt about getting repairs taken care of when they pop up. All of this is great and has hopefully allowed you many wonderful years of use from your heater. But it won’t allow your heater to last forever.

If your heater is already in its teens and struggling to provide reliable warmth to your home, it is likely time to consider a replacement.

Now is actually an ideal time to get that heater upgrade taken care of. For starters, you want to make sure that you have a reliable heater that works in your home before the cold weather really hits. Upgrading now is also going to give you a chance to take advantage of the current perks provided by the Inflation Reduction Act incentives—upgrading to a highly efficient new system may end up being almost free to you if you qualify!

If you need help with your heater, make sure to contact WSB HVAC. Connecting you to comfort since 1979.

Oct 24, 2022 | Heating