When the temperature plummets outside your Coppell, Texas, home, there’s nothing more comforting than having a heater that works well. To keep your heating system running efficiently all winter long, it’s important to understand these three things about it:
Be Aware of Strange Noises and Smells
When you first turn your heating system on for the season, you may notice a slight burning smell. Normally this is just a bit of accumulated dust and will go away quickly. As the heater warms up, you may hear a slight banging sound. This is just the sheet metal contracting and is normal as well. However, if you smell weird electrical burning or hear abnormal noises, your heater might have problems. Always give us a call if you experience strange noises and smells.
Pick the Proper Size For Your Home
Just because you have a heating system in your home doesn’t mean that it’s the right size. If the heater is too small for your living space, it won’t heat sufficiently. If it’s too big, it’ll cycle on and off driving up your energy bills and straining the system.
The best way to know what the right sized heating system is for your home is to give us a call so we can perform a load calculation. Performing a load calculation is a complex task. But with the information and data that we collect, we’ll be able to determine which size heating system is ideal for your living space.
Replace Your Heater When It’s Time
Your heating system works year after year to keep your home warm and comfortable. But did you know that your heater actually has a life expectancy? Generally, with regular maintenance, your heating system should last between 15-20 years. It’s best to start thinking about a replacement before you experience a system failure. We would be happy to consult with you about the best heater option for your home.
Give our expert team at Metro Environmental Services a call to have your heater maintained or to discuss purchasing a new system. You can reach us at 972-268-6922.
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