The frigid winter temperatures in Tullahoma, Tennessee, keep people indoors until spring thaws the area. Even springtime temperatures keep things cool until summer arrives. You don’t want to be left in the cold when the heating goes out. If you know what signs to look for, you can tell right away if you need a new heating system or a simple fix.

Odd Noises

You shouldn’t have to turn up the volume on your TV when the heater turns on. An unusually loud or noisy heater could indicate a problem. If you hear strange sounds such as pops, hums and bangs, you might need a new heating system. Cracks and other structural damage could be the cause of the problems.

Uneven Heating

If you’re warm in one room but cold in another, your heater isn’t providing even heating throughout your home. Before you purchase a new heater, insulate the rooms from the air outside. It could be something as simple as air coming through a crack in the windows or doors that’s making your room cold. If it’s not, the next logical conclusion is a blocked duct or a faulty heater.

Visible Wear

Look for visual signs of wear on your heater, such as rust at the bottom or around the pipes. If you see cracks anywhere on the unit, it’s time to replace it. Cracks happen as the heater ages. Therefore, it’s important to talk with a professional to see how bad the problem is before you replace it with a new heating system.

Everything from strange noises to rust and cracks can tell you if you’ll need a new heater. If your heater is still new and you hear noises, don’t wait until the problem gets worse before you do something. Stroop’s Accurate Refrigeration provides quality heating services and can turn the heat on again in your home. Contact us today.

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