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Late Winter Heating Repairs

Posted: March 14, 2022

Ignoring the problem only makes it worse

winter heating repair rhode islandWinter is winding down here in Rhode Island, although we’ll likely be using our home heating systems for the next several weeks.

It’s not too late if you missed your furnace or boiler service in the winter! Professional maintenance on a yearly basis can help to avoid equipment failures and higher repair costs. Our trained and experienced service experts can ensure that your furnace or boiler is in excellent operating order. With today’s fuel costs, an efficient heating system can save you a lot of money!

However, your heating system may be letting you know that it requires immediate attention. Here are some signs that your heating system may need professional repairs before the heating season ends. 

If your home’s furnace or boiler shows any of these issues, contact Vaughn Oil right away so we can find the problem and fix it. 

Possible causes for needing heating repairs

There are a number of reasons why your heating system may not function effectively or at all, especially if it hasn’t been serviced recently.

The thermostat is may be malfunctioning, but the heating system is still working. The good news is that a costly repair isn’t expected! Thermostats can also cause difficulties with your central air conditioning, so you’ll want to get this fixed as soon as possible.

Other potential heating system problems include:

Damaged ductwork. Another thing to consider is damaged ductwork, which has an impact on both your heating and cooling systems. Ductwork damage reduces the effectiveness of your HVAC system, leading to higher energy costs.

Clogged air filter. Check your air filter every month and change it as needed to maintain a clean, efficient heating system. Dust and debris are kept out of the heating system this way, while the internal components are protected from wear and tear caused by those.

Stuck damper. Dampers regulate the flow of heated or cooled air through your ductwork. If a damper is jammed, air may not be able to reach all of the vents, resulting in an uneven heating and cool spots.

Electrical malfunction. There might be difficulties with the wiring that you need to address as soon as possible, both for your heating system and your safety. Failing to fix a problem like this can make it worse, and also put you in danger.

Whether you need repairs or a tune-up for your heating system, you can count on the skilled professionals at Vaughn Oil. Contact us for service.