It might seem so easy watching DIY videos or television shows on how to repair your heating system. A screw there, a little twist here, and voila! Your heating system woes are fixed! However, in reality, it is far from easy, unless you are an expert Glen Burnie heating repair company. All repair work to your heating system should be done by a professional to avoid further woes to your present dilemma.
What to Know about HVAC Systems
Before calling your trained professional, it might be a tad helpful to have some general idea of conventional heating system problems you may encounter.
- Pilot control and electronic ignition problems – A faulty pilot or ignition could cause the difficulty in your heating system. There are varied reasons for this, some of which are thermocouple problems, clogs or even drafts in the appliance. For your gas furnace, you will know if the thermocouple may be loose or faulty because your pilot light won’t stay lit.
You may turn the thermostat down or turn the off the power switch to reset the ignition control module of an electronic ignition furnace. However, as problems may result from faulty electronic components or clogged components, leave the ignition issues to the professionals.
- Lack of maintenance – Regular maintenance works must be done for a smooth functioning of your heating systems such as furnace or boiler to avoid wear and tear. Your heating system should have its usual annual check up to help your appliance run more reliably and efficiently. Before the busy winter months, probably at the beginning of fall or at the end of summer, hire a furnace repair expert to inspect your heating system.
- Issues with the blower – Your heating system’s blower is the fan from the heat exchanger that pushes the warm air to your living spaces. A worn fan belt or faulty limit switch might be the case for your blower issues. Your repair expert might need to replace them.
- Thermostat malfunction – Problems with comfort levels or the fan might be caused by a faulty thermostat. Check the battery level of your thermostat. In some case, replacing the battery may solve the issue but if the problem persists, call the professional.
- Noisy furnace – Rumbling, rattling, and squeaking noise from your heating system is not normal. The sounds heard may indicate some mechanical problem, clogged burner, or airflow reductions. Let the professional handle these problems. Otherwise, you might void your warranty or cause an even larger problem with your appliance.
- Inappropriate heating – Problems in thermostat setting, gas, power, or pilot light may cause a furnace not performing its primary task. However, if your heating system does not produce enough heat, maybe it is the wrong size for your living space.
Never hesitate to contact an expert heating system repair to avoid combustion; gas-related hazards. Heating systems are sophisticated and might be especially risky when yours is a combustion heating system like your gas furnace. Do not risk your safety and the people you love to try and save a few dollars.