Heating System Repair: When to Call in a Professional (Like Haire)

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Don't make it worse!

Here in the South, some days are warm and some are cold! Prepare for those cold days by thinking about your heating system. You want to stay comfortable in your home all winter long. It's best to stay on top of repairs so that your system keeps working. If you wait around until it completely breaks it will cost more money to fix it than if you call in a professional like Haire sooner.

Why Do It Yourself?

If you are considering a brand new heating system please consider having a professional install it. While most heating systems provide directions, the only way you can be sure that it's installed properly is if a trained professional does it. Plus, you have the added assurance that if something does go wrong due to installation they will fix it without further charge. Save yourself the time and aggravation and have our professionals do what we do best!

When Something Different Happens

Your heating system can seem to be working but have times when it's just acting differently.  Any irregularities going on mean that you should call your heating system repair professional. Catching problems sooner, rather than later is an important component of keeping your heating system working optimally. And, catching a problem when it is small can mean the difference between a small or big fix and big fixes can mean big money.

Unexplained Bill Increases

If you suddenly get a huge bill from your utility company, it's time to call your heating system repair professional. Some issues can pop up with a heating system that makes it work poorly or incorrectly which can cause spikes in your heating bill. Having a professional come check it out will probably get your bills back to normal. You may even get a rebate if you show them our completed work order. This happened to Doc. When he had a water leak and got it repaired, the water company showed a little pity on him and thanked him for the repair with a rebate.

Decline in Performance

If you start noticing some rooms are colder than they used to be, while some are hotter than they used to be, or other declines in the performance of your heating system -- it's time to call in a professional. A professional knows how to test your system to find out why some rooms are unequally heated and why any other decline in performance might happen.

Remember – “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” (And, if you have to pay time-and-a-half for an after-hours emergency, preventive maintenance will save you a LOT of money!)

Strange Sounds

“Did you hear that rattle???” “What was THAT sound???”

If you hear strange sounds when your heating system cycles on and off, where you did not hear them when it was new, then there is a problem. Most modern heating systems should be pretty quiet and should not "clunk" on and off. Your heating system professional will know the common causes of this problem and be able to repair it.

Only an experienced heating system repair professional will be able to determine whether the air is flowing well, or whether there is some other problem such as heating coils, or issues with your gas lines.

When any situation happens with your heating system it's important to call a professional sooner rather than later because nipping problems in the bud earlier will always save you substantial amounts of money over waiting until an issue grows worse or completely breaks your heating system. In general, this is also why it’s a great idea to have a maintenance agreement with your local HVAC company. Our Customer Care program allows for routine check-ups of your system to help catch those potential issues before they become a larger problem.  

As always, if you have any questions or need any help, be sure to give us a call. We’ll help you out “quick as a hare.”