Quality Service Redlands and San Bernardino Residents Can Count On
During our winters, you want to know your heater is ready to care for your needs and keep you comfortable. If you haven’t had it serviced in a while, chances are, you may be facing heating issues in the near future. Sanborn’s can determine the problems with your heating system before it leads to unbearably cold nights for you and your home.
If you’re in need of heater repair in Redlands, Fontana, or anywhere throughout the Inland Empire; we have the HVAC pros to get it done. When one of our technicians arrive, they will assess the issue, diagnose the problem, and establish the right set of customized solution options so you can choose the fix that you prefer most. Needless to say, the Sanborn’s team prides itself on transparency and impeccable communication with all of our Redlands, San Bernardino, and surround area customers.
Our team handles any kind of heater repair service for the following systems:
When Do Heating Systems Require Service?
To stay ahead of a total breakdown, here are some signs our customer service team recommends you look out for when it’s time your unit needs servicing.
The heat is on, but as you walk around the house, you notice cold spots—areas where the heat doesn’t seem to be reaching well. Once you check to make sure all the ducts are open, and you still feel cold in certain areas, it’s a sign your system isn’t heating efficiently. Rooms or spots where it’s too warm may also indicate you need heater repair, and can also cost you more in energy costs.
When you first turn on your heating system, you may smell an odor. It could be dust burning off in the ducts, which is normal. If the smell dissipates after a few hours, it’s most likely not a cause for concern. If the odd, burning smell doesn’t go away, it could be a sign of a major problem needing repair, like a broken electrical or mechanical part. Damaged parts usually smell like plastic or rubber burning.
If your heating system makes clanking or other odd noises, it may be a warning of problems to come. Most heating systems will make some small noises, but if you hear anything unusual or loud, it’s time to call your Redlands heating professional to perform heater repair work. Unusual noises coming from your system could mean a part has worn down or loosened, or there may be a belt needing replacement.
Increased Utility Bills
An increase in annual heating expenses is a decrease in the efficiency of your heating system. Heating systems become less efficient as they age. You’d want to rule out these causes first, as the cost of oil, gas, and propane can vary from month to month or even day to day. Instead of piling on blankets, a way to reduce heating costs could be scheduling a heater replacement to upgrade to a more efficient system.
Poor Air Quality
Your heater has a direct impact on the air quality in your home. A poorly maintained heater may move dirt, bacteria, and other foreign particles throughout your home along with the heated air. You may notice more floating dust in your air, along with frequent coughs, colds, and other respiratory ailments. If you or someone in your home has allergies, the amount of foreign particles available may also cause symptoms like itchiness, watery eyes, and headache.
How to Tell if You Should Repair or Replace Your Heater?
A repair is usually less expensive than a replacement. But a repair may not be the best decision for your family in the long run. Before deciding whether to repair or replace your heater, consider its age and efficiency.
If you have an older heater, you can prevent expensive, inconvenient breakdowns by replacing it with a newer model. You should get your heater checked by an HVAC expert at least once per year to keep minor problems from becoming more severe. The experienced professionals at Sanborn’s can also let you know exactly how old your HVAC system is and what upgrades will be best for your home and lifestyle.
A new HVAC system is a large investment. But it can pay for itself over time through energy savings. For example, a variable-speed fan on a new HVAC system will run at high speed only when you need it. Operating at lower speeds also prevents temperature fluctuations.
Heating problems can make some parts of your home chilly and uncomfortable. These problems include:
- A malfunctioning fan
- Leaks in your ductwork
- A refrigerant leak
- A clogged air filter
If you have a heating system that is over 12 years old and struggles to keep your house warm, replacing it can help lower your utility bills and make spending time at home much more pleasant. A service technician can help you find the right heating system for your specific comfort needs.