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Heating Maintenance in Florence

Stay on Top of Your Heating Maintenance and Keep Your Home Comfortable

When it comes to the temperature in your home, we know how important it is to stay comfortable all year long. Although you might not think of chilly temperatures when you think of South Carolina, the residents here know that those cold days can pop up unexpectedly, and the last thing you want to be faced with is a heating system has not been maintained and will not keep your family warm. That is why most experts recommend having your system serviced at least once a year, preferably in the spring and fall. Undergoing a maintenance inspection during this time of year will allow us to catch any issues before the winter arrives.

At A-1 Comfort Systems Inc, we are happy to provide heating maintenance to the Florence community. Whether you need heating maintenance because of an ongoing problem you have noticed, or it is simply time for your annual inspection, our team will provide a high level of service every single time.

We prioritize the needs of our community, and since 1978, we have been providing efficient service when they need it the most. If you are not sure when the last time was that your heating system had a maintenance check, we would be happy to take a look and give you an idea of its condition and a timeline of when it will need to be serviced.In terms of heating issues, you will want to look out for the following warning signs that a maintenance call is in your future:

  • Smell of burning odor

The smell of burning odor coming from a heating system is certainly alarming. As homeowners, we are always conditioned to look out for signs of a fire. Believe it or not, it is possible that the smell of a burning odor coming from the system is harmless. If it happens when you turn on your unit for the first time in a while, it could be caused by the dust and debris that has settled on the heating component and burns off upon starting the system. If this is the cause, the smell should subside once all the particles have burned away.

However, a burning smell could be a sign of a deeper problem. For example, it could be an indication that there is a broken or damaged part of the heating system. It could also be a result of the burning of plastic or rubber inside the system, or an indication that the unit needs a service or needs to be tuned. Because there is no way for the untrained eye to know if the burning odor is a major concern, it is best to schedule a maintenance appointment if you notice it.

  • Unusual noises

It is normal for your unit to make some noise. After all, it is responsible for heating up your household. However, just like the smell of a burning odor, it could also be a sign of a deeper problem. Some of the reasons why your unit might be making unusual noises include clogged or dirty air filters and loose ducts.

It is also possible that you have a loose blower fan, a cracked heat exchanger, sediment build-up, a worn-out fan belt, or a leak. While unusual noises could be harmless, it is also possible that your system is making them in order to let you know there is a problem. At A-1 Comfort Systems Inc, we don’t want to ignore these problems. Instead, we will perform a maintenance check to help you get to the bottom of the issue and save you from costly repairs down the line.

  • Increasing energy bills

Although our technicians place a high value on functional heating systems, we understand that you might have some hesitation to schedule a maintenance check if your system seems to be running normally. We are on your team, and we want to work together to save you money. The truth is that putting off maintenance checks to your system will likely cost you more money in the long run.

For one, if your unit is being forced to work harder than it needs to, it will cause your energy bills to rise. On top of that, leaving heating issues unaddressed will only cause them to grow, which means there will be costlier repairs in the future. Leakages in the heating system and clogged filters and vents are both common culprits of increasing energy bills. The only way to know for sure what might be causing this increase, or to prevent an increase from happening at all, is to schedule your maintenance appointment.

  • Compressor running constantly or short cycling

Every unit has a compressor. It is located within the condenser unit and the component that starts the chain reaction cools the refrigerant. It is important to note that the heat moves toward cooler areas. When the room temperature air goes through the evaporator unit, heat is eliminated from the air. If the compressor is running constantly, it will take a long time for your heating system to reach an ideal temperature, so you will want to schedule a maintenance appointment.

  • Uneven distribution of heat in the house

This is one of the most obvious signs that you have a dysfunctional heating system. You might notice that there are specific areas in the house that stay cool even when the heating system is working properly. The heating in your home is distributed throughout the house through a duct system. Uneven air flow can happen when one or more components of the heating system is not working, but in order to find out what the issue is, you will want to schedule a maintenance appointment. We will help restore the heating in your home to make sure you stay comfortable through every season.

  • Excessive dust in the filter

If you notice excessive dust in your heating system, it is likely due to a dirty or low-quality system that is filled with debris. When debris circulates throughout your home, it will worsen the air quality, irritate those in your home with allergies, and can even cause sickness. Our team would be happy to replace or clean your air filter and make sure it is fitted properly. We will also give you some maintenance tips to make sure you are not faced with excessive dust again.

To schedule a heating maintenance appointment in Florence, call A-1 Comfort Systems Inc. at (843) 588-1711 or contact us online.

Steps of Heating Maintenance

If you are ready to schedule a maintenance appointment for your heating unit, you have come to the right place. There are a lot of steps that go into a maintenance appointment, so it is wise to consult with a professional. However, the technicians at A-1 Comfort Systems Inc. will help ensure that the process goes as smoothly and efficiently as possible so you can get back to comfortably enjoying your time in your home.

The first step of the process is typically to check the air filter and make sure it is not dirty or clogged. During this time, we will also conduct a thorough cleaning of the unit and make adjustments to components that might be out of place. This involves lubricating the moving parts of the system and checking the components to make sure they are functioning properly. We will check the controls, thermostat, electrical connections, and more. We will also check for proper voltage and amperage levels to ensure the safety of those in your home and keep you comfortable for many years to come.

At A-1 Comfort Systems Inc, the comfort of the Florence community is our top priority. Give us a call at (843) 588-1711 or contact us online to schedule your heating maintenance appointment today.

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