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Everett, WA Heating Repair by G & S Heating Cooling & Electric
There has been a disturbing trend recently among some homeowners looking to save money on HVAC repairs. The reasoning is that there is no purpose to spending money on an HVAC appointment for anything less than a complete system breakdown. If the system is still running, then there is no need for wasting money on repairs just yet. Please don’t do this! It is a flawed and extremely destructive line of reasoning that ends up costing homeowners a lot more money in the long run. This is because heating problems severe enough to cause the system to breakdown are usually the most costly to fix. Oftentimes, a system that breaks down can be too heavily damaged for repairs. At that point, the whole unit has to be replaced. This tactic is always going to be more costly than addressing a small problem before it has a chance to progress into something larger. If you suspect that something is wrong with your heating system, no matter how small, call G & S Heating Cooling & Electric today.
G & S Heating Cooling & Electric provides outstanding heating repair services throughout Everett, WA.
Common Causes of HVAC Repair
The exact causes of HVAC repair are going to vary slightly between systems. However, there are a few common causes that you can watch for in multiple systems. First, you’re going to want to listen closely to the sounds that your heating system makes during operation. Is your furnace making a booming or grinding noise when it is running? That could be a malfunctioning burner assembly or air handler. Is your heat pump making strange gurgling noises? That’s often a sign of air bubbles in the refrigerant line, which means you have a leak that needs to be addressed right away.
Second, pay close attention to the level of heat that your system puts out. If your system experiences a decrease in heating output, either sudden or gradual, it’s a sign of a major problem. In forced air systems, this could be the result of a blockage in the gas line, a problem with the air handler, or any one of half a dozen other things. The point, however, is that all of these possible causes are dangerous to the overall health of the heating system.
Typical Heating Repairs
The usual heating repairs you’re going to run into are located in two areas: the heat source and the air handler. In combustion heating systems, most problems are caused by a failure in either the burner assembly or the ignition systems. Without either of these parts, the system will be unable to distribute heat. The air handler can experience motor issues if the bearings are not replaced once they start to wear down. If the motor burns out, the system will be unable to distribute heat throughout the house.
How to Avoid Unnecessary Heater Repair
The single best step to avoiding unnecessary heating repair is to have your heating system checked by an HVAC technician at least once a year. This kind of preventive maintenance allows our technicians to identify and fix any developing issues before they have the chance to cause substantial damage. If your heating system is experiencing problems, call G & S Heating Cooling & Electric today to schedule a repair appointment!