Do you know the signs that indicate the heat in your apartment isn’t working? The obvious clue is that your home is cold, which is what happens when the heat isn’t working at all. But it is possible to address gas heat problems before the system stops works entirely. Here’s what you want to watch for:
New Noises Coming from the Heating System: Every home has its quirks, and it may be normal to hear blower motors coming on or a small rattle when the heat starts working. Those noises are probably safe to take in stride. However, if the heat is starting to make new noises, especially any loud thumps, clangs, or bangs, call your NYC plumber for an emergency gas heat service call right away.
Home Heating Bills Are Higher Than They Should Be: If the cost of keeping your home warmer in the winter has climbed significantly while the temperatures outside have remained fairly steady and you’ve kept the thermostat at the same level, something could be wrong. When a gas heating system gets dirty, it operates inefficiently. This means you use more fuel to produce the same amount of heat, which costs you money. During an emergency gas heat service call, your NYC plumber will ensure all heating system components are free from the dirt, dust, and grimy debris.
Furnace Has a Hard Time Coming On & Staying On: Older furnaces and gas heating systems can struggle to start. Once they’re started, it can be hard for the heater to keep working. This is a sign you need gas heat service or gas heat repair.
By law, every dwelling in NYC is required to have a carbon monoxide detector. Make sure to test yours regularly. If your carbon monoxide detector goes off, it’s important to evacuate everyone from the home and call emergency authorities immediately. Emergency gas heat service can be accessed by calling 212-260-2006.