There’s nothing fun about a heater breakdown in the middle of a cold, damp Hendersonville, TN winter. Fortunately, you can take steps now to reduce the possibility of emergency repairs by up to 95 percent.

Get a Heating System Tune-Up

Industry studies show that the majority of emergency HVAC repair calls are due to skipping tuneups. HVAC maintenance reveals potential issues so they can be corrected before they progress. Tune-ups also benefit Mt. Juliet homeowners by optimizing system performance for maximum indoor comfort and by preparing the unit for efficient operation.

Pay Attention to Your System to Avoid Emergency HVAC Repairs

There are warning signs when an HVAC system needs attention. Strange noises, unpleasant odors, increasing utility bills, weak air flow, constant cycling on and off, poor system performance, cold spots and a yellow pilot light are common signs of an impending breakdown, especially if the unit hasn’t received maintenance lately. If you have to keep turning up the thermostat, or your indoor temperature doesn’t match the thermostat setting, it’s time to get help.

Take Action If You Notice Puddles

If there are puddles around your heater, there’s probably a clog in the condensate drain line, and it can cause considerable damage to your system and your Mt. Juliet home if ignored. A clog can damage your drywall, create ceiling leaks or even start a fire if the leak is located near wiring. If the condensate drain pan gets slimy, it can pollute indoor air.

With older HVAC systems that have required frequent repairs in the past, maintenance alone may not help. It’s usually best to replace the unit before it goes out and leaves you without heat. At Bentley’s Air Conditioning, we offer free heating system replacement consultations as a service for our customers. Contact us if you have questions or would like to schedule HVAC services!