It is important to regularly service your heating system. If you have a ducted gas heater in your home, Twin Electrics & Plumbing can make sure you and your family stay warm this winter. While it may not be at the top of your list during the warm summer days, having your heating system checked before the cold sets in ensures you and your family will never wake up to a chilled house. Just like your car and other regularly used equipment, heating systems should undergo annual maintenance checks to ensure they continue to work efficiently and safely. This article explains why these checks are so important and helps you to recognise the signs of a problem in your heating system.
Over time, heating systems become less efficient. Many people misinterpret this as a signal that it is time to replace the system but in fact there may be years left of warmth to give. A complete service often restores a heating system to full function and saves homeowners thousands of dollars. Maintenance of your heating system is crucial to prolonging the natural lifespan of the machinery. With regular maintenance checks and minor repairs when needed, your heating system will last for longer, be more cost efficient and keep your family warmer.
While we recommend a yearly check-up of your heating system, there are a number of warning signs you should be aware of. If you notice any of the following, you should schedule an immediate maintenance check to ensure your ducted gas heating system is running safely and efficiently:
- Blowing cold air when settings are on warm
- Weak blowing
- Hot or discoloured walls/surfaces around the piping or air ducts
- Mould on the system
- A notable increase in your bills
- Loud or unusual noises from the machine
- Strange smells, specifically gas-related from the machine
One of the most common signs of a problem in your heating system is the smell of gas. The addition of odours into the gases used in our heaters allows us to recognise when there is a gas leak fast. This is one of the most dangerous signs so if you notice the smell of gas, turn the heating system off, leave the room (or house, depending on how strong the gas smell is) and call Twin Electrics & Plumbing.
Even if your heating system is not exhibiting signs of a problem, it is important to book in for an annual maintenance check. This way, any small problem can be identified and fixed before they develop into larger, more expensive issues. Our heating system maintenance check provides a complete inspection of your unit as well as remedy work for any issues which we identify.
Winter is a busy time for plumbers. Melbourne’s cold seasonal weather means people are relying in their heating system to stay warm so when something breaks, we’re called urgently. One of the best ways to make sure that your heating system is working is to book in for a full service. Get in before the winter rush and make sure your ducted gas heating system is ready to keep you and your family warm this winter.