Just like your car, your home, and pretty much anything else you own, the HVAC system in your home requires regular maintenance in order to continue operating as designed. Having preventive HVAC maintenance tasks performed regularly can not only ensure that you and your family remain comfortable no matter what the weather, it will also allow you better plan your energy budget, and to identify potential problems early, before the need for an expensive solution.
The certified staff of factory-trained technicians at Sarte Heating & Cooling Ltd. can provide ongoing or annual maintenance for your heating and cooling system to ensure your equipment is operating safely and at maximum efficiency. From routine boiler maintenance to speedy furnace repairs in Winnipeg, we have the training, the equipment and the knowledge to attend to the upkeep of all aspects of your home’s heating system.
Signs Your HVAC Equipment Needs Maintenance or Repair
HVAC system failure rarely occurs without first exhibiting warning signs. Here are a few indicators that serve as a warning that your home’s HVAC equipment might need attention.
Furnace – If more than a year has passed since your furnace was inspected, it is time to do so. If you notice water pooling around the base of your furnace, smell gas leaking, or hear strange noises coming from the unit, call a professional right away. Other signs that a furnace repair might be needed include a weak air flow from heating vents, a malfunctioning thermostat, and a sudden, dramatic increase in your utility bills. A furnace that starts blowing cold air or is constantly cycling on and off is another sign of trouble.
Air Conditioning – The most obvious sign that an air conditioning unit is in need of maintenance or repair is a lack of cool air or a very weak flow of air coming through the vents. Moisture or water leakage around or near your system or strange noises or odours coming from the unit should also be assessed by a professional. If you notice that some areas of your home are overly cool while other areas are warm, you might need a new thermostat.
Boiler – Boiler repair can be costly, so be on alert for these warning signs so that problems are remedied before they get too bad. Just as with other HVAC equipment, if you notice that your energy bills have increased, it takes longer than usual to heat a room, or you hear strange noises coming from your boiler, have an inspection performed right away. Other signs of trouble include a burner that is showing a yellow flame rather than a blue one, which could indicate the presence of carbon monoxide, or a foul odour around the boiler, especially if in combination with dark spots on the boiler casing.
Water Heater – In many cases, water heater problems are fairly easy and inexpensive to remedy if they are caught in time. If you notice cloudy or rust-coloured water coming from the hot water tap only, that is an indication that sediment has built up in your water heater. This can easily be cleaned out. If it is taking longer for water to heat up, or water is not getting as hot as it normally does, you may need to replace one or more heating elements.
Having routine maintenance performed as required is the best way to prevent small problems from becoming more serious. Contact Sarte Heating & Cooling to schedule an inspection and make sure your system is ready for the changing season.
Do you have a new system? If so, you will require annual maintenance in order to maintain your factory warranty. Did you know that Sarte Heating & Cooling Ltd. can provide you with competitive pricing and proper documentation to ensure your equipment’s warranty remains valid? Don’t let your warranty lapse – getting service from us can save you money in the long run.
Do you have questions about the warranty on your particular product? Have your serial code and postal code handy, and you can check your warranty here.
For all your air conditioner, boiler, water heater and furnace repairs and maintenance, call us today and ask about our full service maintenance agreements.