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Beware of Late Season Heating System Problems

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Well, we’re heading into the homestretch of the 2018/19 heating season, with spring arriving shortly and warmer months soon to follow. But as we New Englanders know better than most, heating season ain’t over until it’s over.

With temperatures in our Massachusetts service area dipping into the mid-40s well into May, your heating system will still be toiling away for a bit longer, so if you have not taken care of routine heating maintenance yet this season, it’s a good idea to do it soon.

Six signs you need heating system service

Here are some things that may indicate that your heating equipment needs attention from a heating repair professional:

  1. It’s making strange noises (grinding, banging, etc.)
  2. Your vents are not blowing hot air, or your baseboards are not heating up
  3. Your utility bills are rising compared to last year, despite comparable use
  4. If you have a gas furnace with a pilot light, the pilot light is burning yellow
  5. Your furnace won’t turn or stay on
  6. Your furnace won’t shut off

If your heating equipment is showing any of these warning signs, contact us as soon as possible.

Stay ahead of heating repairs with routine heating maintenance

The key to preventing potentially costly heating repairs is to get your equipment serviced regularly, whether or not your heating system is showing warning signs. An annual tune-up for your furnace or boiler will help identify and address any issues that could get worse down the road.

If your equipment already needs a repair, it’s still better to catch the problem sooner than later; the more you wait, the greater your chance for a no-heat emergency – something you definitely want to avoid.

Avoid late season heating problems with expert heating service from Scott Williams. Contact us today to schedule a repair or maintenance visit from our pros!