G & S Heating Cooling & Electric Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating Repair’

What Do Heating Problems Look Like?

Monday, October 8th, 2018

cold-coupleWith temperatures hanging around in the fifties during the day and the forties at night, it’s safe to say that you’ll be counting on your heating system to keep you warm more and more in the coming days and weeks. That means that your heater really needs to be in the best working condition possible—at least if you want it to function as effectively and reliably as possible. And no, heater problems this early into the season are not unheard of. They’re not even that uncommon, actually.

So how can you tell if you need heating repair in Bothell, WA? One way is if your heater will not start up for you at all, obviously. Equally obviously, at least to us, is the fact that you really don’t want to wait for your system to break down entirely before you go ahead and schedule any repairs that it may need. Early intervention is always in your best interest, so here are a few examples of what heating problems may look (not to mention sound and smell!) like.

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Don’t Ignore Necessary Heating Repairs

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

We know, we know. The heating season will be over relatively soon. If you think that this means you can ignore any signs that heating repairs are necessary, however, think again. The longer that you put off your heating repairs, the greater the risk of serious damage to your system. Scheduling prompt heating repairs in Marysville, WA will help to keep the severity of heating problems in check.

We want to make sure that you are able to spot the signs that your heater is in trouble, so we’ve got a few tips to help you to do so. If an when your heater exhibits any signs of duress, just give us a call. Whatever ails your system, our heating technicians will act quickly to get it back on track.

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Why Is My Heater Making These Sounds?

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Just because your heater is running and keeping your home warm does not mean that it is functioning properly. If it is not functioning properly, you may be paying too much to heat your home. You may also be doing damage to your system that won’t be evident until serious problems develop.

That is why any irregularities with your heater should be assessed as soon as possible. That way, any necessary adjustments or heating repairs in Marysville, WA can be completed promptly. Strange operating sounds are among the most common signs that trouble is brewing.

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Why Is My Heater Blowing Cool Air?

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

When you need heating repairs, there are a few different warning signs that you may realize that can alert you to the problem. One of the most obvious signs, shy of a complete breakdown, is a heater that is blowing cool air from its vents. If this happens in your home, you can count on us to complete any repairs necessary.

There are also a few things that you should check prior to calling in a professional heating repair technician, though. Keep the following information in mind if you encounter this problem over the course of the winter. When you need heating repair in Everett, WA, you can trust our staff to do the job right.

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Why Is My Home Heating Unevenly?

Monday, January 25th, 2016

There is a lot to love about the winter season, but the fact of the matter is that it is a lot more difficult to love if you are not able to come home to a warm, comfortable home at the end of the day. Unfortunately, some homeowners put up with a subpar performance from their HVAC systems simply because they don’t realize that there is a surmountable problem behind that inadequacy. A very common issue that many face is the development of cold spots throughout their homes. There are many different potential causes of this issue. 

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What Causes Short Cycling?

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

There are few things more frustrating on a chilly winter’s night than to have your heater started up, begin to warm your home to a comfortable level, only to then shut off before the job is complete. This is an issue that many homeowners will encounter at some point, and it is called short cycling. If your heater is short cycling, there is a good chance that you will need heating repairs in Everett, WA. Of course, as is the case with so many heating problems, there are also a number of different reasons as to why your heating system may short cycle. Contact G & S Heating Cooling & Electric to get to the root of the problem.

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Is My Heater in Trouble?

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Now that we’re feeling the effects of the seasonal change more and more, you’ve likely been running your heater with some regularity. If you have noticed anything strange about the operation of your heater, or if you have any concerns regarding its performance, you are wise to contact a professional heating technician before we move any further into the heating season. Even very minor problems with your heater can get worse and lead to serious damages if you give them the time that they need to do so. If you suspect,  for any reason, the need for heating repairs in Everett, WA, contact us immediately. G & S Heating Cooling & Electric is here to diagnose and resolve any problems that your heater may encounter.

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Why Are There Cold Spots in My Home?

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

When you run your home heating system, you expect that system to heat your home effectively and evenly throughout. That is why the development of cold spots throughout one’s home is of such cause for concern. There are quite a few reasons as to why your home may develop cold spots throughout, and only a trained, professional heating technician can tell you with certainty what problem(s) you are up against. If you have cold spots in your household, make sure that you contact a member of our team to schedule any potential heating repairs in Everett, WA. No matter what the problem may be, G & S Heating Cooling & Electric is the company that you want on the case.

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How to Spot the Need for Heating Repairs

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Now that the summer season is making its exit, it is time to look forward to the colder months of the year. Hopefully you have a good heating system installed in your home, and we hope too that it is well-maintained by a qualified professional. No matter how great your heater is, though, and no matter how diligent you are in scheduling routine, professional maintenance, the fact of the matter is that a heater is still a mechanical system. This means that, like any other mechanical system, your heater will encounter operational problems at some point. When it does, remember to schedule your heating repairs in Everett, WA with us. Here are a few tips from G & S Heating Cooling & Electric to help you spot the need for heating repairs.

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Furnace Repair Guide: The Limit Switch

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Though it doesn’t get a whole lot of attention, the furnace limit switch is one of the most important parts of the entire system. Without the limit switch, your furnace would be running without a major safety measure, one that could prevent a major breakdown or even a fire. Let’s take a look at what the limit switch is, what it does, and one of the major ways in which it can warn you that something is wrong with your furnace.

What the Limit Switch Does

The furnace limit switch is a small device that is connected to the main chamber of the furnace, called the plenum. Its job is to monitor the furnace’s internal temperature. If the temperature inside the furnace plenum gets too high, the limit switch activates and shuts down the entire system. It does this in order to prevent the furnace from overheating, which could create a fire risk and cause damage to the system. Though this seems like a pretty straightforward function, there’s a reason that you need to know about it as a furnace owner. Though the limit switch can prevent the system from overheating, it does not treat the cause of the problem. That leads to a furnace behavior known as “short-cycling.”


When the limit switch shuts down the furnace, it’s really only a stopgap measure. The switch cannot diagnose or solve whatever issue is causing the temperature in the furnace plenum to rise beyond the safety limit. That means that when the furnace cools off enough to start up again, it will more than likely exceed the temperature limit again. The limit switch will then shut the system down again, and this cycle will keep going indefinitely. This places a huge amount of stress on the furnace, and if it goes on for too long it can drastically shorten its lifespan. For this reason, it is very important to call a professional immediately if you notice that your furnace is turning itself on and off over and over again throughout the day.

If you think your furnace may be overheating, call G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. We provide heating repair throughout North Seattle.

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