With the heating season coming up, it’s time to place your focus on the heater that will keep your home warm and safe for the winter. Make sure that you schedule a regular a maintenance session from skilled professionals to inspect the heating system and make sure that it doesn’t need repair work before it starts running regularly.
Below are a few of the more common heating system repairs that your heater may need before the winter begins. Some of these are difficult to notice or diagnose unless you have a maintenance technician examine the heater. Call G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. today to sign up for our pre-paid maintenance program to take care of your heating needs.
3 Heating repairs You May Need For the Winter
- Thermostat repairs: Often the thermostat is at fault for heater problems. If the thermostat loses its connection to the heater or the fan, it can mean a system that won’t come on—or one that won’t turn off. Miscalibration in the thermostat will also lead to a heater that malfunctions and will provide you with poor comfort. It takes professionals to track down trouble to the thermostat and find the best way to fix it.
- Replacing damaged motors: Forced-air heating systems like furnaces and heat pumps are the most common found in homes, and they can suffer from problems with the motors that run their blowers. A build-up of dust or a loss of lubrication can cause motors to start to overwork, leading to them burning out. When this happens, the blower will cease working, and repair technicians will need to replace the bad motor.
- Replacing cracked heat exchangers: A cracked heat exchanger in a gas-powered furnace is one of the more worrisome heating repair issues, since it might lead to carbon monoxide leaks. maintenance will catch this problem and allow for repair work to replace the cracked exchanger before the furnace needs to come on for winter. If you hear clicking noises from your furnace soon after the blower motor turns off, it could warn of a cracked exchanger; shut off the gas to the furnace and call for repair technicians right away.
Even apparently “minor” repair problems in a heating system need quick attention. The longer one of these smaller problems continues without professional attention, the more it will cause strain to other components. You will start paying more to run your heater, while receiving poorer comfort.
Never hesitate when it comes to arranging for repairs for a heater. To protect your source of home heating, look to the people who have provided professional heating service in Lynnwood and the Puget Sound area since 1977: G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc.