Keep An Eye On Your Heating System This Spring
Well, we’re one step closer to summer as we head into May here in Northern California, with warmer months ahead of us on the horizon.
But as we all know here in the Bay Area, cool weather can arrive almost any time – which means we have to keep our heating systems ready.
By “ready,” we mean well maintained: like any mechanical device, your propane-fired furnace, boiler, or space heaters need routine annual service from a licensed, qualified technician to keep them running at peak efficiency (on average, your equipment will lose about five percent efficiency each year you skip your annual heating tune-up).
But there are other reasons to get your heating equipment maintained every year. For one thing, your equipment warranty might depend on it. For another, you could avoid significant heating repairs by catching small issues before they turn into big problems.
Six Signs You Need Heating System Repairs
While annual heating maintenance is the best way to avoid many heating repairs (about 80 percent of the costliest heating repairs we see are preventable), sometimes your heating equipment will show signs that it needs a little TLC, ASAP.
Here are some things that may indicate that your heating equipment needs attention from a heating repair professional:
- It’s making strange noises (grinding, banging, etc.)
- Your vents are not blowing hot air, or your baseboards are not heating up
- Your utility bills are rising compared to last year, despite comparable use
- If you have a gas furnace with a pilot light, the pilot light is burning yellow
- Your furnace won’t turn or stay on
- Your furnace won’t shut off
If your heating equipment is showing any of these warning signs, contact us for service. It’s better to catch the problem sooner than later: the more you wait, the greater the chance for a breakdown.
Avoid late-season heating problems with expert heating service from Allied Propane. Contact us today to schedule heating oil equipment maintenance in Northern CA!