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Do You Need to Replace Your Heater Before the Upcoming Winter?

The leaves are changing colors and football season has returned. That can only mean one thing: It’s fall! In addition to sending your kids back to school, now’s also the time to make sure your heating system is ready for the winter in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. If your heater has any one of the following issues, it might be time to replace it.

Your Heater Isn’t Blowing Warm Air

Before you panic, check the thermostat to ensure it’s set to your desired temperature. Make sure the breaker is on and that you haven’t blown a fuse. If your heater operates on natural gas, verify that the valve is open and the pilot light is lit. If your heater still doesn’t blow warm air, it’s likely a major problem and time to contact an HVAC service technician.

Your Heater Cycles On and Off Frequently

Check the air filter, and replace it if it’s dirty. If that doesn’t fix the problem, you’ll need to schedule an HVAC service technician to visit your home. He or she can lubricate the blower motor as well as check the tension and condition of its belt. If your heater continues to cycle, it might be time to replace it with a new state-of-the-art heating system.

Your Heater Is Extremely Loud

Are you hearing a low-pitched squeal when you turn your heating system on? The cause might be dirty gas burners, or you might need to adjust the pilot light. If you hear a high-pitched squeal, the blower’s belt might be slipping. It could also mean that the motor’s shaft bearings need oil. Whatever the problem, you’ll need professional help to fix it.

Waiting to replace an inefficient heating system will cost you in comfort and energy usage. As soon as you suspect your heater is no longer pulling its weight, contact Farmer’s Heating and Air Conditioning at (843) 508-9779. In addition to offering some of the latest and greatest systems on the market, we also perform high-quality installations.