Watch Out For These Late-Winter Heater Issues

Written on: March 8, 2021

heating repair service new yorkKeeping your Western New York home comfortable is our priority, 365 days a year. And we know that even though winter is coming to an end soon, the cold weather will be sticking around for weeks to come. That’s why it’s important to stay aware of how your furnace or boiler is doing, and to know the signs of a problem.

If you have not yet scheduled your annual tune-up, now’s the time. Your heating oil or propane system is working hard, and a tune-up will ensure that it’s operating at its highest efficiency. General maintenance also give our technicians a chance to look for any warning signs of more serious issues.

Heater troubles?

If the boiler or furnace in your Empire State home is in need of a professional repair, it’s important to take care of it right away. Late-season heater issues will not fix themselves, and the longer you wait to address a problem, the more expensive and difficult it will become to resolve.

The problems listed here are important to watch out for. If you are experiencing any of these issues, please let us know.

  1. Heated air is not coming through your vents.
  2. Your pilot light, if you have one, is yellow.
  3. You are using the same amount of fuel, but you’ve seen a considerable jump in your bill.
  4. You hear grinding or banging sounds when your heat is running.
  5. Your baseboards will not heat up.
  6. Your system will not stay on, or will not even turn on in the first place.
  7. Your system will not turn off.

Act Now If There’s An Issue!

If you are ready and willing to have heating issues addressed right away, you have a much better chance of avoiding bigger problems later. If your system is not showing any signs of trouble, great! Still, make sure you have that annual tune-up as some issues are hard to spot without a real inspection of the unit. We want to make sure you never run into a no-heat situation.

Avoid heater troubles as the winter wraps up! Schedule your tune-up or repair from Hometowne Energy today. Contact us to schedule your appointment or with any questions!