How to Repair Your Home Heating System
It’s that time of year again. The weather is turning cold, and we’re all preparing to bundle up and depend on our heating system for warmth. But sometimes things go wrong, and your heating unit just doesn’t work. It could be a simple fix you can do yourself or something more serious that requires furnace repair service in Henderson, TX – but how do you know?
Here are some tips to help you figure out the problem with your heating system so it can get fixed before winter sets in for good.
No Heat Coming Out of The Heating System
Does your heating system turn on but does not heat up your home? Check the thermostat setting. Your thermostat may just have been set to cool or the fan has been turned ON. Set the thermostat to heat and its fan to AUTO.
But it’s also possible that the cause of the problem is low airflow, insufficient fuel supply, or a faulty ignition system. In this case, it would be best to contact your trusted local heating repair tech.
System Noise Issues
If your heating system is making odd noises, the problem may lie with dirty or loose parts. This could be due to air leakage around doors and windows, an obstruction like a fallen branch or animal in the vents (a common cause for this is squirrels), or it just needs to have its filters cleaned. If you hear banging, squeaking, popping, or clanking, then your pressure switch may need to be adjusted, or you just need to replace the filters.
Heating System Turns On & Off
If your heating system is turning on and off all the time, there may be a low airflow problem or a faulty thermostat. This could also be due to a corroded or dirty flame sensor. It’s also possible that foreign objects have lodged in the air vents or chimneys.
A heating system that’s too big or too small for your space may also experience short cycling. In this case, you’ll need to contact a professional for a replacement unit. The rest of the issue can be fixed with the repair.
Burner Flame Not Staying On
If the burner flame goes out often, it means that not enough air is getting to the flame or there is low combustion gas pressure. Check for obstructions in the airflow, blocked or dirty burner ports, poor performance due to dirty burners/burner tubes (if sooty, clean with soft bristle brush), and cracked heat exchangers. If none of these is the problem, then the issue may be a weak pilot ignition or faulty valves.
Are you currently having any heating problems? Need help fixing them? Napps Cooling, Heating & Air has HVAC specialists ready round-the-clock to fix any issue with your heating system. We’re your trusted plumbing and heating repair company near Henderson, TX.
We are more than glad to be at your service. Contact our team today at 903-758-6482.
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