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Late Winter Heating Repairs You May Need

Posted: March 14, 2022

Don’t put it off!

winter hvac service maineWith the calendar getting further into March, we’re in the final days of winter. But here in Central Maine, we’ll be needing to use our home heating systems after spring starts.
 
If you didn’t get your furnace or boiler serviced before the winter, it’s not too late! Professional maintenance on a yearly basis helps to avoid equipment breakdowns and higher repair expenditures. Our trained and experienced service technicians can make sure your furnace or boiler is in tip-top shape.

However, your heating system may be letting you know that it requires immediate attention. Here are some signs that your heating system may need professional repairs before the heating season ends. 

If your home’s furnace or boiler shows any of these issues, contact your service professional right away to examine it. 

Possible causes for needing heating repairs

There are a variety of reasons why your heating system may stop working or not work efficiently, especially if it hasn’t been serviced recently.

The thermostat may be faulty, but the heating system is fine. The good news is that it’s very unlikely to be a pricey fix! Thermostat problems also affect your central air conditioning, so you definitely want to get this fixed sooner rather than later.

Other potential heating system problems include: 

Damaged ductwork. Another factor that will influence your cooling system, as well as your heating system, is damaged ductwork, so you must take care of it. Damaged ductwork reduces your HVAC system’s efficiency, driving up your energy costs.

Clogged air filter. Every month, check your air filter and replace it if necessary. This helps to keep dust and debris out of the heating system while also protecting the internal components from wear and tear caused by this.

Stuck damper. Dampers control the flow of heated or cooled air through your ductwork. If a damper is jammed, air may not be able to reach all of the vents, resulting in uneven heating and chilly spots.

Electrical malfunction. There might be issues with the wiring, which you want to address as soon as possible for both your heating system and your safety. Neglecting to repair an issue like this may make it worse, also putting you in danger.

Whether you need repairs or a tune-up for your heating system, you can count on the professionals at Murray-Heutz! And with the price of fuel, savings from a more efficient system can really add up! Contact us for service.