When you notice something off with your heating and cooling system, it can be tempting to write it off as just another bump in the night or the signs of old age. However, sometimes those bumps in the night are actually a reason to be scared. Here are some signs to watch out for that indicate you need an emergency heater repair. Don’t ignore these signs or you might end up with a chill for more reasons than one. 

There are Electrical Issues:

There are a few signs you need to be aware of that can tip you off that your heater is suffering an electrical issue: 

  • The breaker keeps tripping.
  • You hear an electrical buzzing or humming sound when your heater turns on.
  • The lights flicker when the system turns on.

Electrical issues are serious and need to be addressed immediately.If they are not handled, your heater can short circuit. There is also an increased risk of electrical fire.

Your Furnace is Making Loud Noises

Odds sounds are not what you want to hear when your furnace turns on. Sounds that qualify as odd are:

  • Banging or booming
  • Whistling or squealing
  • Humming
  • Rattling
  • Rumbling

These sounds typically indicate that there is a dangerous issue with your heater, such as a loose screw or worn part. If not handled quickly, this could lead to the catastrophic failure of your heater and leave you and your family in the cold.

You Smell Rotten Eggs

The smell of rotten eggs is a warning sign of a gas leak and should never be ignored. If you smell rotten eggs, turn your heater off immediately and evacuate your entire household, including any pets. Call an emergency heater repair company right away.

Leaking gas can lead to serious health problems such as:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Confusion
  • Weakness in muscles
  • Fatigue
  • Flu-like symptoms

The Furnace or Heat Pump is Blowing Cold Air

Your furnace or heat pump blowing cold air indicates that there is an issue with your heater, such as a broken condensate pump. It may be a simple problem, such as the air filter needs to be replaced, but it could also be something much more serious, so it’s best to consult a professional to make sure. 

Need Emergency Heater Repairs?

When you need emergency heater repairs, you want to make sure that you contact someone who will take care of the issue quickly and permanently so that you and your family can stay warm and your wallet can stay full. Our skilled team at Select AC and Heating will do just that. When our team handles your emergency heater repair, you can trust us to fix the problem promptly and correctly the first time. Don’t let you and your loved ones be left in the cold; contact our team today!