A cold Bath, Pennsylvania, night when the snow is falling isn’t the time you want your heater to stop functioning. Odd sounds, faulty temperature settings, and high heating costs may signal issues with your heater. Discover how to recognize when your heater needs repair.

Odd Mechanical Noises

Does your furnace sound like it’s groaning, banging, and whining? Your unit could have a loose belt, a bad part, or another problem that needs to be addressed.

Nonfunctioning Thermostats and Color-Changing Pilot Lights

You reset your thermostat but the temperature doesn’t change. If you’re faced with this problem, you may have a faulty thermostat, a bad pilot light, or leaky ductwork. The most obvious mechanical sign is a heater that blows only cold air or none at all.

Is the pilot light changing from blue to yellow or orange? You could be experiencing a problem with the gases in your furnace.

Energy Bills Running Higher Than Normal

The energy bill is higher than you’ve ever seen it. Sudden spikes in your home’s energy usage could signal that your heater or furnace is working less efficiently and running more often. If any spots in your home are colder than usual or you notice an obvious temperature difference from one room to another, your heating system may have lost its efficiency.

Worsening Asthma or Allergy Problems

If asthma or allergy problems are worse than usual, then you may have a problem with your air quality, which could signal a larger issue with your heating system.

If you’re noticing these signs, call one of our Sullivan Oil & Propane technicians. Better yet, schedule a regular heating maintenance check of your system so that any problems can be corrected before winter weather arrives in full force.

For more than 20 years, our team of professionals have been serving Pennsylvania residents of the Lehigh Valley and Poconos with all their heating maintenance, repair, and installation needs. Contact Sullivan Oil & Propane today at (610) 810-3992.

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