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Heater Repair

Waukegan Heater Repair

Experienced Technicians & Quality Emergency Service in the Greater Chicagoland Area

If your furnace, boiler, or heat pump gives out this winter, you don’t need to worry. You only need to call Kern Heating & Cooling Co., the Waukegan heating repair experts who’ve been in business since 1936. Whether you need a minor repair or emergency assistance to bring your house up to a safe temperature, our technicians know how to spot the problem and repair it as quickly as possible.

Are you having heater troubles? Contact us 24/7 at (847) 383-0350 today to make an appointment for furnace repair in Waukegan.

What are the Signs of an Impaired Heater?

You know you need a repair if your heater suddenly stops working—but there are less obvious problems that mean it’s time for at least a tune-up.

Warning Signs Your Furnace Needs Attention

  • Can’t keep a consistent temperature
  • Frequently switches on and off
  • Gives off a smoky or oily odor
  • Makes strange noises—rattling, whistling, or even a bang when switched on
  • Unusual amounts of dust blow through the ducts
  • Unusually high energy bills
  • Takes hours to bring the house up to temperature
  • If the unit has gone years without maintenance

Any of these symptoms could mean a part needs to be replaced, or your system needs some work to get it back in order. If the repair ends up costing about 50% of the cost of replacement, upgrading your heating system may be the better option. We will help guide you with the best solution.

Understanding Furnace Noises and What They Mean

Ideally, a home's heating system would do it's job without making a sound. Unfortunately, that is not the case, and there is always going to be some noise to indicate the system is running smoothly. However, there are some sounds that can come from a heater that indicate problems within the heater. Here are some sounds that, if heard coming from a heater, should not be ignored:

  • Banging
  • Whistling
  • Clunking
  • Screeching
  • Scraping
  • Rumbling
  • Crackling

If you've heard any of these sounds or any odd noises not listed here, be sure to contact a professional HVAC technician to inspect the unit as soon as possible. Many of these sounds are signs of major problems within the heating system that need to be addressed.

Immediate Steps to Take for Suspected Furnace Problems

If you think there may be an issue with your boiler or furnace, don’t wait. Though most heater problems aren’t dangerous, extreme temperatures or damage to a component that involves combustion or fuel could mean you need a repair as soon as possible.

At Kern Heating & Cooling Co., we don’t just make sure the job is done right. We go a step further and make sure you are satisfied with the experience every step of the way. From the moment you schedule your service appointment to the final follow-up, we work as a team to ensure your heating service goes smoothly and that all your concerns are taken care of. We proudly serve Waukegan and the surrounding areas!

Need Immediate Furnace Repair? Call Waukegan's Trusted Heating Experts Now at (847) 383-0350.

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See Why We're The Right Choice For Your Home

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    We understand the stress that can come with these repairs so we are always properly licensed and insured to give you total peace of mind.

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    We hire the very best employees that have a passion for great customer service and a drive to provide excellent work.

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    We have been in business since 1936 so with over 80 years in business, we are the name you can trust.

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    When you choose Kern Heating & Cooling you get the whole team, not just an individual, dedicated to your satisfaction from start to finish.

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