4 Problems Your Heater Can Develop

Taking a walk outside these days requires layers, gloves, and probably a beanie. We applaud those of you still getting those steps in. But we can probably all agree that those steps get easier the closer you get to the warm haven of your home.

The thing is, lately your home isn’t feeling as warm as it used to. If that concerns you, then you aren’t alone. A lack of reliable heating is a concerning issue, especially if you have young kids or elderly family members in the home. When you need heater repair in Portland, OR, it is a good idea to get service scheduled quickly.

Here are some of the things that your heater may be struggling with.

1. You have a seriously dirty filter

The filter for your heater is highly important to your system’s performance and overall efficiency. When your heater is dealing with a heavily dirty filter, it will prove problematic. This seemingly simple problem can reduce airflow into your heater, lowering comfort and increasing strain on the system.

2. There is a problem with the temperature detection

Have you started to notice that your thermostat is reading a certain temperature but it just doesn’t seem right? This is worth looking into. There may be a problem with the thermostat’s ability to detect the temperature in the home, leading to improper function for your heater. Make sure to check your thermostat connections or even upgrade your thermostat if needed.

3. There is dirt hindering the heating process

A dirty filter isn’t the only thing that can mess with your heater. Dirt build-up that collects in the heater can cause trouble too. For a gas-powered furnace, dirt collecting in the burners can cause a delay in ignition. In a heat pump or electric furnace, dirt collecting on heating components can cause delayed heating, increased strain, and, some less than pleasant smells too.

4. The system has a leak

“Wait heaters can leak?”

Sadly, yes. But you won’t have to worry about water leaks here—unless you have a boiler. However, leaks can happen outside of a boiler. A heat pump may leak refrigerant or a gas-powered furnace may leak gas if the gas line connection malfunctions or the furnace develops a cracked heat exchanger. Leaks in any situation are bad news so make sure to get them identified and addressed quickly.

Addressing Heating System Issues

Hearing strange sounds? Noting poor heating? These are the kinds of symptoms that may indicate it is time to contact our team for repairs to your system. The sooner the better, too, since these issues aren’t going to resolve themselves on their own.

When you need help with your heating system, reach out to our team of experts. We always treat customers fairly and make sure they understand their options and their systems.

Please call Sydni, our Office Extraordinaire, to schedule your next appointment! We will take care of you from there! Contact The Clean Air Act to schedule your repair service.

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