A sudden heating system breakdown is never ideal in Illinois. But if you notice a small problem with your furnace, boiler, or heat pump, it may seem as though it’s not so big of a deal. Sure, the amount of heat you feel from your system is reduced. But if you bundle up in some blankets and leave the heater on all night, you still feel enough warmth to get through the cold evening.
Sometimes, homeowners feel as though they can wait a while to schedule heating repair as it may not have much of an effect on their way of living, for now. But here at Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning, we’ve seen that the worst-case scenario—a sudden heating breakdown—can really take its toll on a homeowner.
You’ve noticed a small problem with your heating system: unusual noises, reduced heating, strange behavior at start-up. So what’s the big deal? Many homeowners are satisfied with their heating system as long as it is still providing some amount of heat in the home. However, these small problems can develop (slowly or quickly) into something much, much worse. Let’s look at a few examples.
That loud noise you hear in your boiler could be due to what’s known as kettling. Sediment builds up in the boiler tank, reducing the pressure in the tank until water begins to leak out. In some cases, the sediment buildup is so serious, you’ll need replacement. Or, let’s say that your furnace only runs for brief periods of time. This is known as short-cycling and it can cause many of the components to wear down beyond repair.
Besides, when you wait to see a technician, your bills begin to skyrocket. When one part of your heater won’t work as it should, all of the other components must work a lot harder to keep up. This means they’ll use a lot of energy to run, raising your utilities and reducing the lifespan of your system.
At Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning, we don’t think you should have to wait for heating repair in Morton Grove, IL. That’s why we offer 24-hour emergency repair so you can lower your risk of a failed unit and get your system back to normal in no time. Give us a call today to schedule a service appointment.