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When Should I Call for Heating Repair?

The Georgia winter can contain a few cold and uncomfortable surprises, especially if you have a heater that is on the fritz. To make sure you have an enjoyable season here in Savannah, GA, schedule heating repair as soon as you think you need it. The longer you wait, the more likely that the problem will grow worse and become a more extensive and expensive repair.

Here are some tips from AAction Air to help you know when you should call for heating repair in Savannah, GA. We are ready 24/7 to help you with any of these issues.

Signs to call for heating repair… now

  • Loud and strange noises – You should have a good idea of the sort of sounds your heater makes during normal operation. If an abrupt and unusual sound interrupts this harmony, it usually means there is a major malfunction somewhere inside the heating system: dying motors, broken fan blades, cracked heat exchangers. Although the noise might have an innocuous source, don’t take that risk: call for professional repairs.
  • Foul smells from the vents – If you have a forced-air heating system that uses ductwork (furnace, heat pump, geothermal), any odd smell coming from the vents is a warning sign of trouble. The issue might be with the ducts, although an acrid odor could point to a burnt-out motor.
  • The heating system won’t turn on – …and you’ve already checked the thermostat and the power supply. If you can’t account for the failure of the system to turn on, don’t wait and hope that it will resolve itself in a few hours on its own, because it won’t. You need repair technicians to get to the bottom of the problem.
  • Your heating bill takes a sudden, unexpected jump – You can expect an increase in your heating bills at certain times of the year, but if you can’t account for a sudden spike in energy use, it could mean a repair need in the heater is making it work harder than it should.

Why you need expert repairs

There’s a running theme with all of the above warning signs: none of them have a single cause behind them. You need to have trained experts in HVAC technology investigating your heater to find out what needs attention. Attempting to troubleshoot these problems on your own could result in damages, or worse, injury to yourself (this is a major concern with natural gas-powered heaters). When you need repairs, call licensed experts.

AAction Air has trained technicians on call 24 hours a day to make sure your heating repair in Savannah, GA  is taken care of quickly. Call us today for superior service.

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