Heating Repairs & Services in New Castle, Kent and Sussex County

There’s nothing worse than a heater that stops working on a cold Middletown, Delaware winter night. Although the specialists at Miller Heating & Cooling are available for emergency repairs to keep you and your family warm, we suggest regular preventative maintenance of your HVAC unit to reduce the chances of a costly, emergency furnace repair.

Delaware’s Experts In Heating Unit Repairs and Maintenance

Whether you use an oil furnace or a gas furnace, having a regular heater tune-up helps heat your house more efficiently and can lower your utility bills. Choosing the right heating repair company makes a difference when it comes to your heater running efficiently, and gives you peace of mind every time you turn it on.

When you’re choosing the best oil furnace repair company, it’s important to do your homework. Verify that your technicians are certified, and ask friends or family members for recommendations. A good heating repair company will also be happy to provide you with references, as well as tell you more about their experience and certifications.

We invest time in ongoing training to ensure that not only can our technicians provide the best heating repair in Middletown, DE, but also the best customer service.

Do you know the little signals to watch for that indicate your oil or gas furnace needs maintenance? Before there’s a need for emergency furnace repair, you may smell, hear, or feel a few things that indicate the need for a tune-up.

Weird Sounds

Clanging, banging, rattling, or a loud whoosh when the furnace starts can indicate debris in the ductwork or loose pieces in the mechanical workings of the furnace.

Spotty Heating

If your vents aren’t blowing out hot air, or if your home is heating unevenly, there’s a sure sign that something isn’t right. If you have an electric furnace, there may be problems with the heating element. If you have a gas furnace and it’s blowing cool air, not warm, your pilot light may be out.

Funny Smells

If you smell something vaguely burning, or stale, you may need to change your air filters, or you may need the furnace or ductwork cleaned. This smell is usually dust and, while it’s not typically dangerous, inspecting and cleaning your air ducts is an annual necessity.

However, if you have a gas furnace and you smell sulfur, rotten eggs, or natural gas, then there’s a gas leak – and that is dangerous. Turn it off immediately, open the windows, and call your furnace repair company and the gas utility provider.

The Importance of Regular Heater Tune-Ups

Preventative maintenance for your furnace can help you avoid a costly emergency furnace repair. A furnace “tune-up” is a professional, top-to-bottom inspection that includes checking that the heating element and pilot light are functional, that there are no loose pieces, that the motor is lubricated, and that there aren’t any small leaks.

Other types of preventative maintenance include checking the air output and measuring for proper airflow, as well as checking the electrical connections, for safety, and that each component is drawing the correct amount of amperage.

When you have regular maintenance, you’re not just protecting an expensive household appliance, but also the health of your family and pets.

Contact Miller Heating & Cooling Today!

We’re a locally owned and operated heating repair and installation company, and we’re fully licensed and bonded. Our team of techs is certified to work on all major brands of residential and commercial heating systems, and we’re trained to complete warranty repairs. If you hear funny sounds, your home isn’t fully heating, or you can’t remember your last service appointment, give us a call or contact us online today! Plus, follow us on Facebook for discounts and check out our website for internet specials!