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4 Early Warning Signs Of Heating Trouble To Look Out For This Winter

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Now that winter is in full swing, most of us are running our heating systems nearly non-stop, and with all of that constant use, the risk of something happening to our heating systems starts to increase more and more. Having your heating system quit working in the middle of the winter can be a harrowing experience, and in order to avoid this kind of predicament, you want to pay attention to your heating system and the various warning signs that it will display before something goes wrong with it. Identifying that there is an issue with your heating system early and getting it the repairs it needs in a timely manner can mean all of the difference between keeping your system up and running, and having it stop working completely. To help you in this task, our team of professionals have taken the time to put together this short list identifying some of the early warning signs to be on the lookout for so you can call and get the heating repairs you need before it’s too late.


Short cycling is an issue that can spring up in many types of different heating systems. Short cycling, put simply, is when your heating system is shutting itself off too early and not actually completing a full heating cycle. Generally, this problem is most often caused by the thermostat, a dead battery in the thermostat, a bad fan control, wrong sized heating unit, or a dirty air filter. Call your Concord heating repair contractor to troubleshoot the cause.

Cold Spots In Your Home

While your heating system is running this winter, one of the more important things you can do is to walk around your home and make sure that all of the various rooms in your home are being heated evenly. If some rooms in your home are colder than they should be, even after you ensure your windows are closed and your vents are unblocked, it could be an indication that your system has a fairly serious issue somewhere. Dead spots in your home could be a warning sign of a number of issues in your heating system and depends largely on what kind of heating system you have. The best thing you can do is call in a professional to get to the bottom of the issue as quickly as possible.

There’s A Yellow Pilot Light On The Furnace

The pilot light on any gas heating system should remain blue. A pilot light will change to yellow if the furnace isn’t getting the right amount of oxygen. A yellow flame means the gas system is having a problem. The furnace thermostat couple won’t heat up enough and the furnace won’t burn as hot if the flame is yellow. The pilot light’s air intake valve may need to be cleaned. This furnace repair can usually only be done by a professional Concord heating contractor, like Chad Love Services.

Your Heating Bills Are Abnormally High

Sure, the heating bill will vary from day to day, and month to month. If you have a new heating system or you just moved in, it can be hard to determine what is normal. If you recently moved in, most electric or gas companies are willing to tell you what the bills have been like at that location over the past year.

If you notice that you heating bills seem to be abnormally high, or that they seem to be climbing faster than you expected, it’s probably in your best interest to have a professional come out and take a look at your system. If your bill keeps getting higher, it likely means that something in your system is causing additional strain and making your system work harder.

Not only does this strain put your system at risk of suffering serious damages, but it means that you are going to continue paying more and more in fuel costs as the damage continues to get worse. Call our heat repair service team or schedule heating system maintenance at Chad Love Services today!

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