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How Do I Know When to Service My Heating System?

Your heater is a complex system, with electrical and mechanical components that the average homeowner could not repair without the help of an HVAC professional. Heating technicians go through years of training to know how to work on heating systems of all sizes. But how do you know when it’s time to make the call for professional service?

Schedule Maintenance as Early as Possible!

We recommend scheduling annual heating maintenance in the fall in order to prevent the heating system from failing when you do need it. Schedule heating maintenance today, and the parts are in top shape so that they can perform as needed when cooler weather arrives. Besides, annual maintenance visits from a trained professional also help to improve efficiency, saving you money each year on heating costs and potentially extending the lifespan of your heater!

Signs of a System in Need of Service

When you turn on your heating system for the first time after a long period of rest, the system might not perform exactly as you’d expect. If the initial run yields smells from the vents and a somewhat longer run time than you’ve expected, this may not mean repairs are necessary. A strange smell can be the result of dust that has built up over the year.

However, odors from the vents should not persist for too long. This and other problems with your heating system shouldn’t be ignored, and we recommend calling a technician ASAP for any of the following problems:

  • Cool air coming from the vents
  • Fan running all the time (check the thermostat settings before calling)
  • Low or uneven heat
  • “Short cycling” (frequent start up with short run times)

Contact Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today for heating services in Waterflow, NM. Our maintenance program can help to keep your heating and air conditioning systems in great condition for years to come. Don’t waste your time with the run-around. Give us a call and let us do it right the first time!

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