We guarantee emergency services to the Naperville, IL area, whether you have an issue with your furnace or air conditioning system. Even if you take preventative measures on your units, occasionally problems happen that are out of your control and require immediate services. Knowing that TR Miller Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is available to resolve your heating or cooling emergency at any time of the day can offer some peace of mind. As a third-generation, family-owned HVAC company, we understand the importance of keeping your family warm in the cold Illinois winters and cool in the hot and humid summers. That’s why we’re always just a phone call away — no matter the time of day.
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Common Issues With Heaters
Heating systems have a way of malfunctioning when it’s least convenient — usually during the coldest time of year and in the evenings or weekends. This is when you need emergency services. Call TR Miller Heating, Cooling & Plumbing if you notice any of the following issues:
- Hot and cold spots: Are there areas of your home that are warmer than others? This uneven heating can indicate an issue with your unit that needs to be inspected by a professional.
- Unexpectedly Shuts Down: Does your system turn on and then shut down suddenly soon after? This can signal faulty wiring, a failing pilot light or a malfunctioning thermostat. A heating contractor should examine the issue to determine the cause.
- House Takes a Long Time to Heat: Is your unit running but your home still feels frigid, even after turning up the temperature on the thermostat? Have a professional determine if you have leaky air ducts, a damaged fan motor or an issue with the belts and bearings.
Signs Your Furnace Needs Repairs
Having your furnace go out in the middle of winter can require emergency repairs. You don’t want to risk your family’s health -- especially if the problem poses potential dangers — or have the temperature of your house dip too low and risk pipes freezing and other damages. Call for emergency repairs if your furnace has any of the following symptoms:
- Runs for less than 3 minutes: If your unit starts up but then turns off less than 3 minutes later, it can indicate short cycling. Have a professional determine if this is caused by a malfunctioning heat exchanger or if the thermostat needs to be adjusted.
- Uneven rows of flames: The flames in your system’s burner should be in an even row. If you notice they are uneven, or if they lean toward the back of the unit, it can signal various problems. It could be a minor issue, like dirty burners, or something more serious, like a cracked heat exchanger. Seek emergency services to determine the cause to keep your family safe.
- Odd noises: While all systems make noises, if you hear unusual sounds like rumbling, popping or whistling while the unit is running you need a heating contractor to examine the system and diagnose the problem.
- Cracked heat exchanger: One of the most serious risks a malfunctioning furnace poses is carbon monoxide poisoning. This can be caused by a cracked heat exchanger. If you or anyone in your household experiences headaches or flu-like symptoms, you should seek emergency help and immediately evacuate the property.
Not sure if your air conditioning system can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced? Let our experienced HVAC contractors determine if our AC repair services will resolve your issue.
7 Symptoms that Indicate You Need a New Air Conditioner
Keeping cool on a hot summer day might seem like a luxury, but when the temperatures soar and the humidity rises, a malfunctioning AC system can require emergency services. While most air conditioning issues can be repaired, some can indicate you need a new system installed. These can include:
- If your unit is more than 15 years old. It can be more cost-effective to install a new system than continue to repair an older unit.
- Your utility bills are rising each month, indicating a loss of efficiency.
- Your unit is unable to cool your home to its desired temperature.
- The system needs multiple repairs - especially if any of them are major fixes, such as to the motor or compressor.
- Your unit has leaks.
- You hear strange sounds coming from the system, which could indicate an issue with the motor.
- You feel cold air coming from the unit, but it’s not blowing as strong as it could be, or as it used to.