With the weather quickly changing, many people are thinking about heating their homes for the cold winter months. As the cold sets in, we fire up the heat and let it run all day and night so we can be warm and comfortable. But sometimes, the heating system doesn’t work like it should, leaving us scrambling to make repairs. Be prepared for these most common heating repairs this winter. Have E Dennis on speed dial to get your heating system up and running again quickly should you need any of these HVAC repairs this winter!
- Ignition Failure
If you have a gas burning furnace, a pilot light will ignite the fuel and warm air comes through the vents and into the home. If the pilot light is extinguished, the system will shut down for safety reasons, as you don’t want gas flowing into the home. Reigniting the pilot light is necessary to get the system back up and running so it can heat the air properly.
- Improper Air Flow
Dust and debris can build up inside an HVAC system. When this happens, it can significantly affect the air flow in the home and bring about improper air flow. When the air isn’t able to get into the home easily, it causes the HVAC system to have to work harder. A heating system that is working too hard will lead to decreased energy efficiency. This can have multiple negative effects, such as an increased energy bill each month as well as wear and tear on the HVAC system. A system that has to work too hard may need more repairs. This is most likely to happen if air filters aren’t regularly changed. Be sure to improve air flow as well as efficiency of your HVAC system by taking the time to change the air filters on a regular basis. This can help you avoid more costly repairs as well as increase monthly savings on energy bills for a win-win all around.
- Motor Problems
A motor is what moves the hot air throughout the system and into the home. When the motor isn’t working, hot air isn’t heating your house. Because the motor is so essential in the function of the HVAC system, it is the most common part to experience wear and tear, so it is normal to have to have motor repairs once in a while. The good news is that it is an easy fix when you call a professional HVAC technician to come perform repairs. Hopefully you invest in regular annual maintenance for your heating system so that expert repair technicians can test the function of the motor and make any necessary repairs ahead of the season so you aren’t left without warm air any time throughout the winter.
To schedule your annual maintenance or to have an experienced professional come make necessary repairs, contact E Dennis today. We will have your heating system up and running in no time so you can be comfortable once again.