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3 Signs That Point to a Heater in Disrepair

Our slogan—a company you’ve grown to trust—means that we’re here to tell you the truth no matter what that means for our business. Many contractors like to string homeowners along by telling them their heater is failing in order to sell a brand-new unit, but they don’t often like to talk about why. Today, we’re going to be honest with you and talk a little bit about some signs that signal a dire need for heater repair in Etna Green.

Most importantly, we’re going to talk about why these signs can be bad news. We don’t just want you to take our word for it. Take a good hard look at your heater with the information we give you, so you’ve got a clear idea of what’s wrong with it. This can make our job easier when you give us a call for some repairs or a replacement.

The Signals of a Failing Heater

We don’t just want to talk about a heater that’s not working, we want to get into the specifics. The more information you know, the better for all of us.


If you’re noticing that every year your heater is getting less and less effective (i.e. the air from the system is getting less warm), this could be a signal of some issues in your heater. Anything ranging from a clogged burner, to a breach in the ductwork, to even a lack of fuel could be responsible for this. The main point is that somewhere along the line your heater is having trouble either producing enough heat or transferring that heat over to you. Work with a professional technician, if they can tell that the heat initially coming from your system is hot enough, then you’ve most likely got a problem with your ductwork.

Decreased Airflow

If your heat is warm enough but the heating system isn’t blowing enough air in general, this could be a problem with your ductwork, fan or motor. Inside your heater is a fan, powered by a motor, that blows the hot air through the vents and eventually to the rooms in your home. If the motor, fan, or air duct system has any problems, the airflow is going to be significantly reduced.

Higher Heating Bills

This is a signal that requires paying pretty close attention to your monthly heating bills. If you notice that your bills are steadily increasing year after year, this could be a problem with efficiency. Heaters should be able to heat your home properly without consuming too much energy to do so. Heating bills that are rising can signify that your heater is struggling to put out the heat you need. There can be many reasons behind this, requiring an air filter needing to be cleaned, to a full heater replacement.

The moral of the story is to always contact your trustworthy heating technician to discuss what’s going on with your heater. A professional technician should never hide from you what’s happening with your heating system, they should be able to discuss the problem with you.

If you’re worried about getting the right work done on your heater, call Collier’s Heating & Air Conditioning. Collier’s—A company you’ve grown to trust.

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