Late-Season Heater Issues To Watch For

Posted: March 8, 2021

heating repair maineWhile spring is technically on the way, it sure feels like winter right now. And you know that even once the season changes, your heater may still be in demand for several days—or weeks.

Temperatures in our Central Maine service area can stay low for quite some time, and your propane or heating oil system will be cranking the Btu’s for as long as it has to. With that in mind, if you have not yet taken care of your annual tune-up, it’s important that you do it soon.

Do You Need Professional Heating Repair?

If your furnace or boiler is acting up, you may need a professional repair. Whether you have heating oil or propane, and whether you have a furnace or a boiler, the longer you wait to address a heating system issue, the bigger the problem will become.

Here are a few red flags to watch for. If you’re dealing with any of these problems this season, please contact us as soon as possible.

  1. Your heating system is making unusual sounds, like grinding or banging.
  2. Your vents have stopped blowing heated air.
  3. Your baseboards are not getting hot.
  4. You’ve seen a jump in your utility bills, without changing the level of your fuel consumption.
  5. If you have a pilot light, it’s burning yellow.
  6. Your system won’t turn on, or once it’s on it won’t stay on.
  7. Your system will not turn off.

Take Action To Avoid Heating Breakdowns

When you’re proactive about general maintenance for the heating system in your Pine Tree State home, you have a much better chance of avoiding potentially expensive repairs on your heating equipment. Even if your system is not showing signs of a problem, you need to have it checked out annually. If it turns out that your system does need repair, it’s definitely better to catch the issue early so you don’t run into a no-heat situation.

Avoid running into a late-season heater problem! Get your tune-up or repair from Murray-Heutz Oil & Propane right away. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.