Common Late-Season Heater Troubles

Posted: March 8, 2021

furnace repair rhode islandIn just a few weeks, spring will arrive. Still, no matter what the calendar says, the Rhode Island weather is going to feel like winter for a while longer, and during those weeks, your heater will be working hard.

If you haven’t set up your annual tune-up yet, it’s not too late. We recommend that you take care of that as soon as possible, as our technicians can identify minor issues before they require costly repairs.

Is It Time For Heating Repair?

Sometimes repairs are necessary—even with a tune-up. Regardless of whether you have a furnace or a boiler, heating system problems require attention as quickly as possible. We’ve put together a list of seven potential issues you may run into with your heater. If you run into any of these, please contact us as soon as possible.

  1. Your pilot light, if you have one, is yellow.
  2. Your utility bills have increased but your fuel consumption has not changed.
  3. Your baseboards don’t warm up.
  4. You hear grinding or banging noises.
  5. Your system won’t shut off.
  6. You are unable to turn your system on. Or, if you turn it on, it does not stay on.
  7. Heated air is not coming out of your vents.

Next Steps!

It’s important that you take action and keep up with general maintenance on the heater for your home in the Ocean State. You can avoid costly repairs for your heater when our technicians can identify problems early on. Even if your furnace or boiler shows no signs for concern, be sure you book your annual tune-up every single year. You can avoid a no-heat situation with the right preparation.

Stay away from late-season heater issues! Schedule your tune-up or repair from Vaughn Oil right away. Contact us today to book your appointment.