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Nebraska Heating Repair

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During the colder months, we rely on our heating systems to maintain comfortable and safe living and working environments. If your heating system starts to malfunction or fails outright, you should not wait to call in the professionals.

At Snell Services, we care about protecting your comfort when temperatures are at their lowest. Our Nebraska heating repair services are backed by a commitment to consistency and quality. Our team consists of experienced professionals who not only understand the intricacies of various residential and commercial heating systems but are also equipped with the latest tools and technologies to complete efficient and effective repairs. 

We offer 24/7 emergency support and pride ourselves on our quick response times, so do not wait to request a free estimate by calling (308) 337-6337 or contacting us online if you think something may be wrong with your heating system.

Why Is the Heat Not Working in My House or Commercial Building?

There are several reasons why the heat might not be working in your house or commercial building. Each possible cause stems from different components of the heating system or equipment used to manage it.

Your home or commercial building’s heating system may not be working because of:

  • Thermostat issues. The thermostat acts as the brain of your heating system, instructing it when to turn on and off based on the temperature settings you've chosen. If your heat is not working, the first thing to check is whether the thermostat is set to "heat" and if the desired temperature setting is higher than the current room temperature. A malfunctioning thermostat, dead batteries, or incorrect settings can prevent the heating system from activating.
  • Furnace or boiler problems. The furnace or boiler is the heart of many heating systems. They generate hot air or hot water that is then distributed throughout the building. Issues such as a tripped circuit breaker, a blown fuse, or a malfunctioning pilot light can prevent the furnace or boiler from operating properly.
  • Ductwork and ventilation complications. In forced-air systems, ducts distribute heated air throughout the building. Any leaks, blockages, or poor insulation in the ductwork can significantly reduce heating efficiency. Blocked vents can also cause uneven heating, leaving some rooms colder than others. 
  • Insufficient maintenance. A common cause of heating system failure is neglecting regular maintenance. Maintenance tasks can include cleaning or replacing filters, inspecting electrical connections, lubricating moving parts, and checking system controls.

Does My Heating System Need to Be Repaired or Replaced?

Heating systems don’t last forever, even if they receive consistent care. There will come a time when you need to evaluate whether it makes more sense to replace aging heating equipment rather than continue to invest in repairs. Fortunately, you do not have to make this important decision alone. We can help you assess the several factors that come into play when considering the need for a heating system replacement.

  • Many heating systems have a lifespan of 15 to 20 years, depending on the model, installation quality, and maintenance history. If your system is approaching or has surpassed its expected operational life, it may be more prone to frequent breakdowns and decreased efficiency. Older systems often use outdated technology that can't compete with the energy efficiency and performance of newer models. Upgrading to a modern heating system could significantly reduce your energy bills and provide more consistent heat distribution throughout your space.
  • You should consider the frequency and cost of repairs. If you find yourself repeatedly calling for repairs each heating season, tally up the associated costs. When these begin to approach 50% of the cost of a new system, it may be financially smarter to invest in a replacement. Frequent repairs are not only costly but are also indicative of a system that's on its last legs.
  • You should also take into account your system's overall performance and efficiency. Again, if you've noticed a significant spike in your energy bills without a corresponding increase in usage rates, this could indicate that your heating system is working harder – and less efficiently – to provide the same level of warmth. Newer heating systems tend to have higher efficiency ratings. This means they use less energy to heat your home, which can translate into savings on your utility bills. Also, consider the comfort level of your home. Uneven heating, persistent cold spots, or the system's inability to maintain the set temperature can all suggest that your heating system may no longer be capable of effectively doing its job.

Our Nebraska heating repair experts can also provide professional assistance with replacements. If you are not sure whether it makes sense to invest in replacement equipment, our technicians can offer honest, transparent advice on what makes the most sense for your situation.

Regular Maintenance Can Extend the Life of Your Heating System!

Your heating system requires periodic checks and tune-ups to confirm it is operating at its best. Our team is equipped to provide comprehensive maintenance services that can help keep your heating system in peak condition. We offer customizable maintenance plans that fit your specific needs and budget. We strive to give your system the professional care it needs to operate efficiently year after year. Our maintenance services include thorough inspections of your system, which gives us the chance to catch and address potential issues early on before they become bigger problems that require repairs. 

Contact us online or call (308) 337-6337 when you need Nebraska heating repair!

Signs Your Heating System Needs Repairs

If your heating system is not delivering any warmth, you already know you need to give our team at Snell Services a call. Heating systems usually exhibit warning signs before they fail, however. Recognizing the early signs of a malfunctioning heating system can prevent a minor issue from escalating into a major, costly repair or replacement.

You should consider requesting our Nebraska heating repair services if you notice any of the following problems: 

  • Unusual noises. Healthy heating systems operate relatively quietly. If you begin to notice unusual banging, whistling, or grinding sounds, something is likely wrong with your equipment. These noises can indicate anything from a loose belt or component to a more serious mechanical failure.
  • Strange smells. Strong burning, musty, or metallic scents suggest something is wrong with your heating system. For example, a burning smell could signify dust burning off within the system, which might be normal at the start of the heating season. However, persistent odors could point to electrical issues, a foreign object trapped in the ducts, or even a gas leak in systems powered by natural gas.
  • Spike in energy bills. An unexplained increase in your energy bill can be a symptom of your heating system working inefficiently. This inefficiency could be due to a variety of issues, such as a clogged filter forcing the system to work harder or a malfunction in the system's components.
  • Frequent cycling. If your heating system is constantly turning off and on, or “short cycling,” it could be overworking itself due to incorrect sizing, a malfunctioning thermostat, or a problem with the furnace's ignition system. Not only does this reduce the lifespan of your system, but it also leads to higher energy usage.
  • Yellow pilot light. If you use a gas-based heating system, the pilot light should maintain a steady blue flame. If the pilot light appears yellow or orange, you may be dealing with a serious ventilation issue or the presence of carbon monoxide, which is extremely dangerous and warrants an immediate professional inspection.