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Don’t Ignore These Common Signs of Heating Problems

As great as it would be to invest in a new heating system and to know with all certainty that you will never run into problems with it, that really is not the case. All heaters, even those that are manufactured by the most trusted names in the industry, are mechanical systems and, like all other mechanical systems, they are going to run into operational problems from time to time. The best thing to do is to learn to recognize the signs of trouble and deal with them in a prompt manner.

Today, we are going to explore some of the common signs that heating repairs in Tucson are necessary. That way, you’ll know what to look for and when to call for help. Sure, we don’t use our heating systems around here nearly as much as we use our air conditioners. That does not mean, however, that we can afford to ignore the signs of trouble we do encounter. If you think your heater is struggling, give the pros here at Goettl Air Conditioning Tucson a call.

There Are Cool Spots In Your Home

No, we don’t have to deal with subzero temperatures here in Arizona. It does get plenty cold around here during the winter season, though, and it is not enough that your heater is just functioning. It needs to be functioning effectively. That means that it should be heating your entire home evenly.

If your heater is failing to do so, you could be dealing with any number of problems. It could be a malfunctioning component in a zoning system, or your air ducts could be leaking. Have hot spots in those areas during the summer? Then you could be dealing with insulation problems. A professional heating technician will be able to tell you with certainty.

Your Heater Is Making Strange Sounds

If you use electric radiant heating in your home, then the system is more or less silent. That being said, all other heating systems are going to make noise of some kind. As the homeowner, you’ll know better than anyone what your heater usually sounds like when it’s running in your home.

Keep your ears open, and be sure to report any strange sounds or sounds that are much louder than usual to a member of our staff. Banging, screeching, grinding—none of these are normal sounds of operation. Ignoring them because the heater is still functional is just setting your heater up to fail soon down the road.

Your Heater Is Emitting a Strange Odor

When you run your heater, it should not smell strange. Sure, you may notice a faint burning odor at the very beginning of the heating season when you are first running your heater after a long period of downtime. That could just be the scent of dust burning off of burners or electric heating elements. If the odor persists, though, you need to contact us right away.

This is especially true if you are not smelling burning, but natural gas. That sulfuric stench is actually the result of an additive, and it is there to keep you safe. If you smell it when heating your home—or at any other time—get out of the house and alert the appropriate authorities.

G-O-E-T-T-L it’ll keep you cool, but it’s hard to spell.


What Our Customers Say About Us

Lynnie MichelleLynnie Michelle
17:38 01 Mar 24
Great service from Rudy and Chris
Chris SummerlinChris Summerlin
02:58 01 Mar 24
Peter was very professional and caring throughout the inspection.
Miguel BedollaMiguel Bedolla
00:53 01 Mar 24
Mr. Farias taught me a lot about the water system in my house and prepared the ground for Mr. Dado to come and fix everything. He was always very honest and delightful. I actually enjoyed his visit.
Wyatt M.Wyatt M.
23:39 29 Feb 24
First rate service, Josh was a perfect professional and worked his tail off.
Michelle WoodallMichelle Woodall
23:37 29 Feb 24
My technician Jorge (George) Gutierrez was out today performing the a/c system check. He did a fabulous job and identified significant issues and concerns for the longevity of my current 12 year old system. He was very knowledgeable and helpful on what my options are and in the end I’ll be getting a new system instead of worrying about the current system failing in our extremely hot temperatures. He was very respectful of my home and my dog was ecstatic to meet him.
Linda LuduenaLinda Luduena
17:35 28 Feb 24
Frank identified the need for new faucets in the master bath and discussed my preferences. The type of faucet being replaced is no longer available (mini wide spread) so he had to do some research to come up with a solution. Had to be ordered, not surprisingly, and we appreciate his conscientious performance.
Nicole DrummNicole Drumm
17:31 28 Feb 24
Jehad was polite and respectful in my home. He completed the job timely and professionally. Highly recommend.
Paul FrenchPaul French
15:37 28 Feb 24
Jehad did a great job with the AC tune-up, and it was all free due to my past services with them!
Calvin ThompsonCalvin Thompson
03:13 28 Feb 24
This was my first service with this company and it was a pleasant one. The technicians were professional and polite and quickly resolved a minor scheduling conflict. Interaction with a sales manager for a quote on needed equipment was equally pleasant.
Darren HarvickDarren Harvick
17:12 19 Feb 24
Nacho, Mike, and Ernesto did a wonderful job on our unit. Professional and courteous!
Christopher SmartChristopher Smart
16:23 19 Feb 24
Peter came out to check over our system. He was very thorough and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
Juan CalderonJuan Calderon
00:35 19 Feb 24
Billy was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. He was awesome!
Christopher GonzalezChristopher Gonzalez
00:23 19 Feb 24
Roy Adame did my AC furnace tune up that is part of my Goettl Sadie membership. He did a great job in explaining what he was doing and checking for. He gave me his expertise recommendation and advice on what to do to have my AC furnace and compressor running better, smoother, and to give off better quality air flow throughout my house. Thank You Roy !
Melinda MoralesMelinda Morales
00:07 19 Feb 24
Joseph was very friendly and professional. He did an awesome job installing our bathroom faucet.
Jessica TurnerJessica Turner
16:59 11 Feb 24
Plumber Joshua Lopez was AWESOME!
Paul RenobatoPaul Renobato
16:18 11 Feb 24
Husam showed up today and provided great service!
02:32 11 Feb 24
Signed up for the Sadie membership as a a preventative measure to avoid bigger problems down the line. Had my appointment to check my system today and to my surprise the tech discovered a huge gash in my ductwork! Thankfully so because the ductwork up there is a very tight space which I could never squeeze myself into and would’ve gone unnoticed for who knows how long. Huge thank you to Technician Roy Adame for making the trip out on a Saturday afternoon, going the extra mile to fully inspect the system in a tight space, and fully explaining the possible causes of the damage and the impact it would on the system performance. 🙏🏼🤙🏼🫡👏🏼🙂
Melton CerritosMelton Cerritos
23:26 10 Feb 24
Peter was great. He was very thorough on explanation of the units and what needed to be done very grateful for his information.
Crepelandia 210Crepelandia 210
21:17 10 Feb 24
Carlos MacedoCarlos Macedo
17:45 02 Feb 24
Abdiel Chavez was our service technician today for Goettl. He was very thorough, knowledgeable and courteous and the work was done smoothly and in a timely manner. We enjoying meeting Abdiel and having him in our home.