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What You Need to Consider When Scheduling a Heating Repair Service


Scheduling a heating repair service is much more nerve-wracking than it seems. When scheduling repair there are many things you need to consider such as the extent of any damage, various companies and the services they offer as well as the costs of those services. This might seem a little overwhelming at first, but don’t worry. The team at Mattioni is here to tell you what you need to consider when scheduling a heating repair service, so you can book an appointment without any worries.

1. Emergency Repair vs. Regular Repair

Sometimes, in a moment of panic, it is hard to decide whether you should schedule emergency heating repair or regular repair during business hours. Follow this little guide to help you make your decision:

Emergency Repair

  • Smell of smoke, chemical odors and burning plastic.
  • Furnace not operating at all even after checking the thermostat and resetting the breakers. If it’s extremely cold, you might need to schedule emergency repair.
  • Screeching noises from a damaged motor blower
  • Carbon monoxide detectors sounding an alarm, assuming they aren’t malfunctioning. This might be caused by a damaged furnace heat exchanger.

Repair During Business Hours

  • Poor heat output—if the heating is enough for some time, you can choose to wait till business hours
  • Musty or dusty odor. This is most likely caused by a dirty air filter or dirty air ducts. You can schedule a service.
  • Tapping from a damaged fan belt or banging from loose ductwork. You can wait till business hours to schedule repair but do make sure you schedule it. Don’t wait these problems out as they might cause bigger problems.

2. Does Your Unit Need to Be Replaced?

You also might want to consider if it is time to replace your HVAC unit instead of repairing it. Here are some signs you might want to go ahead and replace your unit:

  • Your unit is more than 10-15 years old.
  • Your energy bills have been getting higher for a while.
  • No matter what you do, your HVAC unit can’t stay at a comfortable temperature.
  • Your central heating or cooling system constantly needs repairs.

3. The Common Reasons for HVAC Repair

When you’re booking a heating and cooling repair service, it is important to have an idea of what is going wrong with your central heating system. This is important so you can provide a little more information than “My heater/air conditioner isn’t working.” Here are some common issues central heating systems have:

  • Clogged Filter

The easiest way you can maintain your heater is by consistently changing your air filter. A clogged filter can obstruct air flow and reduce your unit’s ability to operate efficiently. In addition, it can cause larger problems such as a frozen evaporator coil or overheated motors.

  • Compressor is Damaged

A compressor can become damaged if your HVAC unit has too much or too little refrigerant or if your unit has been working overtime.

  • Deteriorated Contractor

There are three contractors in your central HVAC unit which control the flow of electricity to other components in the unit. If they become deteriorated over time, they might cause problems for your central heating and cooling system.

Schedule a Heating Repair Service with Mattioni!

Our experienced and knowledgeable pros will ensure you get the top-notch service you deserve. Call us today at 610-400-8510 or schedule an appointment online!

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