A gas heater service price is typically a sound investment when you look at the alternatives. After all, a gas heater rarely seems to fail at a convenient time and it can be expensive to call out a heating engineer. It makes better financial sense to schedule some regular servicing before each heating season. A gas heating engineer will be able to identify minor issues before they get worse and recommend a course of action to keep your heating system running efficiently. In this article, we will look at four signs that you probably need a gas heater repair.
1. The Gas Heater Takes a Long Time to Heat Up
You may notice that you turn the heat on and it seems to take a long time for the heating to warm up the home. There are three probable causes; they are an ignition issue with the pilot light, a faulty or failing fan motor and a thermostat fault. All of these problems can be fixed by a heating technician, and a repair should not be attempted by an amateur DIY enthusiast. All of these problems could be detected earlier with a comprehensive gas heater service.
2. A Build Up of Condensation on Windows
If you notice that there is a build up of condensation on all of the interior surfaces of the windows in your home, there may be a problem with your gas heater. A full heating system failure can lead to a loss of heat and build up of condensation if the weather is colder outside. This can easily be confirmed with a thermometer or an appropriate temperature checking app on your smartphone. Call out Mouritz to identify the problem, fix it for you and get your heating back on quickly.
3. New Cool Drafts in Parts of Your Home
If you’re experiencing cold drafts in certain areas in your home where there were no drafts previously you may have a gas heater problem. The most likely cause is that the heating system is no longer powerful enough to provide an adequate level of heating to the entire home. Some areas closer to the gas heater may be still receiving heat and other areas further away may not be getting any heat at all. The solution may be something as simple as a good clean for the vents and ducts. However, there could be larger problems, and you will need to consult with a local heating specialist to identify the underlying issue and fix it for you.
4. Strange Noise You Never Heard Before
Every home has certain noises that you may hear in your plumbing or as the house settles in the evening when temperatures change. However, if you start to hear banging, creaking and whining noises coming from your heating system, there is a problem. The cause is often an ignition problem or a loose fan belt that needs tightening or replacing.
If you’re looking for a comprehensive gas heater repair service, contact Mouritz for a no obligation quote today.
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