How to Tell if You Need Heating Repairs

technician works on furnaceIn Louisiana, we don’t often need to run our heating systems, but when we do, we want them to be reliable and effective. Unfortunately, there are times when our heating systems may not be operating as they should, and we need to consider getting heating repairs.

This article will discuss gas heat and heat pumps, the most common types of heating equipment in our area, and some of the signs they might give you if they require repair services. We’ll also explain how Burkhardt can help. Keep reading to learn more!


Gas Heating

In our area, many people rely on gas heating to keep them comfortable during the chillier months of the year. Gas furnaces work by forcing warm air through ductwork that delivers the heated air throughout the house via registers. Some of the ways you can tell if your gas furnace needs repair services include:

  • Increased energy bills
  • Unusual odors
  • Strange noises
  • Uneven heating
  • Carbon monoxide alarm sounding

If you’ve noticed any of these signs you should have your gas furnace checked out by a professional HVAC technician as soon as possible. If your carbon monoxide alarm sounds, you should leave your home immediately and call 911. Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause serious illness and can be fatal.

Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are highly energy-efficient and versatile, which is why they’ve been used in the south for home heating for quite some time. They come in different configurations and can be installed as a central system that uses your home’s ductwork or as a ductless system. If your heat pump system is not working properly, you may notice:

  • Increased energy bills
  • Ice on coil
  • Short cycling
  • Poor airflow
  • Constant operation

Since your heat pump system is likely used for air conditioning in the summer, it’s important to have it checked out right away if it doesn’t seem to be working right. A problem that goes unchecked can spill over into the next season when you need it for cooling – and nobody wants a total breakdown on a hot summer day!

How can Burkhardt help me with my heating repair needs?

Heating systems fail for a variety of reasons, but if you find yourself in need of a heating system repair in your home, don’t worry. Burkhardt can provide you with the expert heating system repair you need for your and your family’s comfort, promptly and effectively.

At Burkhardt, our highly trained technicians can troubleshoot virtually any make or model of heating system, and offer the solutions needed to get it back up and running quickly. And, our technicians believe honesty is the best policy – if they find that the repairs needed on the heating system in your home are expensive and just not feasible, they’ll help you find a heating solution that fits your lifestyle and your budget. We’ll be on time for your scheduled heating repair, guaranteed! Just give us a call at 985-626-7741 and we will be happy to help.

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