Heat exchangers are the components that draw heat from the burned gas. To draw more heat from the air they burn, energy-efficient furnaces supplement the primary exchanger with a second exchanger. Because the exhaust gases in that second exchanger might yield a corrosive acidic condensate, the second exchanger is made of stainless steel, lined with plastic, or otherwise protected.
An annual inspection of your unit can ensure that the various potential problems mentioned above are detected early, and before they require complete replacement. During this inspection, for instance, a professional might find small cracks in your heat exchanger or a faulty seal in your blower motor. Some manufacturer's warranties even require these annual inspections to maintain validity. Typically, your furnace inspection will cost between $80 and $150 depending on the area in which you live and the professional you work with.
If you have an older furnace with a standing pilot light, it’s possible that the pilot light has been extinguished. First, confirm that the light is out. Then, turn the gas valve to the off position and wait five minutes. If there is a reset button on your furnace, turn the valve to the pilot position and hold a flame to the dedicated pilot opening while pushing the button for about 30 seconds. (If the pilot doesn’t light on the first attempt, wait a few minutes and repeat the procedure, this time depressing the reset button for 45-60 seconds.) Once the pilot is lit, turn the gas valve back to the on position. If the pilot light won’t stay lit, it’s possible that there is an issue with the thermocouple or ignition system. Call an HVAC professional for assistance.
If your furnace needs to be repaired, you’ll want to find a qualified heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) repair technician. Each state has its own licensing requirements; some require all HVAC technicians to have an HVAC license, while others only require someone operating an HVAC service and installation company with employees to hold a contractor’s license. For example, in Alabama, the Alabama Board of Heating Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors regulates licensing, while in Kansas there is no state regulatory body and HVAC licensing can vary by region. For simple furnace repairs like changing out a filter, a trusted handyman can probably handle the job, but a trained professional should be hired for tasks like replacing a gas valve, installing a new inducer fan motor or other critical furnace repair jobs that involve dealing with gas leaks or other dangerous conditions. For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.
You may think that a great air conditioner is guaranteed to provide you with a great performance. But in order to get the most from your new air conditioner, you’ll want to schedule air conditioning installation in Renton, WA with a Bob’s professional AC technician so that you’re certain the work is done correctly. That is as easy as giving us a call.
CM Heating performed an electric furnace Diagnostic - Upon investigation, I found that the sequencer has failed which is why all heat elements are not being activated (3 out of 5 work). This is the second replacement sequencer needed in less than 5 years of operation, the unit is an old model of air handler and only source of heat. Replacement of sequencer is needed, however, based on age and efficiency recommend upgrade of system.
Heating your home is an essential part of feeling comfortable while indoors and is also essential for health and safety during a chilly winter evening. When temperatures dip into the 20s and 30s, you need emergency heating repair in Houston. From general repairs like pumps, gas valves, heat exchangers, diverter valves, flow switches and fans, to total heating system replacements and installations, Abacus Plumbing can ensure your home is warm when it needs to be. Don’t be left out in the cold! Call Abacus Plumbing today for a quality, reliable heater repair company in the Houston area.
As a technical industry, the heating and cooling field is associated with annual advances. New energies make our industry an exciting place to work. Our team thrives on keeping up to date with all changes in the HVAC field. We are here to share our knowledge with each customer. When you are ready to update your HVAC system, we can help you select the ideal system for your home.
Efficient operation is a function of regular heating system maintenance. When a heating system malfunctions, any one of its three components – heat/cold source, distribution system, or the thermostat – can be causing the problem. Our technicians can easily detect an impending issue before you have to replace a heating unit or spend a lot of money on parts and labor.
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Cleaning the debris that builds up on your filters will aid with the flow of air. When your air filter is clogged, your air handler must work harder to compensate for the blockage of air flow. In addition to driving up your utility bill, the reduced air flow through your heating and cooling system can cause your heat exchanger to overheat and shut off too quickly.