Signs Your Heating Unit Needs a Tune Up

Does your heating unit not seem to be running properly? If so, you have come to the right place. Here we will cover the most common signs that a heating unit is in need of a tune up.

One of the most common signs is the presence of unusual smells. While a slight burnt fuel scent is not uncommon, you should have your unit checked out to ensure it does not need repairs. There are several factors that could be causing this burnt fuel scent, including clogged filters and dirty vents. However, if you notice a strong odor that smells like rotten eggs you may have a gas leak. In this case, you should contact the fire department and leave your house immediately as this could be very dangerous. For this reason, it is very important to have a carbon monoxide detector as not all odors can be detected by the human senses.

Another sign is unusual sounds coming from your unit, which can be caused by an improperly working blower fan, a delayed ignition, or a loose belt. While some slight noise is normal, if you hear groaning or banging noises you should have your heater serviced.

Yet another sign is a sudden increase in your gas bill. It is normal for your gas bill to be higher during the winter months, but if it seems unusually high you should have it serviced. Finally, unless your heater is connected to a thermostat, it is not normal for it to shut off on its own. If this happens you may have faulty components, such as a broken fan motor, a broken pilot light or faulty wiring.

Getting your heater tuned up is part of routine maintenance so any of these factors should be addressed. This will not only keep it working properly, but will also extend its life. A key factor of routine maintenance is ensuring any air filters are changed to guarantee the air flowing from the unit is unrestricted and clean. If your filters are dirty, dust and mold can circulate throughout your home, which is unhealthy.

Are you in need of a heating engineer in London? Call City Gas Services at 020 8882 2266 and schedule a service call today!

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