The last thing you want to deal with during a Lake City cold snap is a broken heating unit. If you’re not getting any heat out of your furnace, you know you’ve got a problem, but isn’t it much better to avert issues than deal with them? Here are four ways to recognize heater problems before they happen.

Your Furnace Runs Constantly

A heating unit that runs constantly could signal a problem with the thermostat or the heating unit itself. Clogged air filters or closed vents could also be the culprits.

Your Heating Bills Suddenly Increase

When your fuel bill shoots sky-high, but you haven’t raised the thermostat, it’s a sure sign that’s something is wrong. Many things could be the source of the problem, so it’s best to have a skilled HVAC technician troubleshoot your system.

You’ve Neglected HVAC Maintenance

If you’ve ignored annual maintenance on your heating system, there’s a pretty good chance that a major breakdown is on the horizon. All mechanical equipment needs cleaned and oiled; HVAC filters also need to be replaced and leaks in air ducts sealed. If you haven’t seen your HVAC technician for more than a year, it’s time to schedule a tune-up.

Your Carbon Monoxide Alarm Goes Off

Although carbon monoxide emissions don’t automatically point to your heating unit, open return-air ducts, broken flues and incomplete combustion are among the possible causes of carbon monoxide in your home. If your alarm sounds, have HVAC professionals check your heating unit to make sure it’s not the source of the problem.

Don’t let a furnace breakdown catch you unaware. To learn more about how we can keep you warm, your heating equipment running efficiently and your checkbook intact, check out the HVAC maintenance plan we offer at Corbin Comfort Systems or call us today!