Reasons to Call a Company Specializing in Heating System Repair

by | Jan 8, 2015 | Air Conditioning

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One of the most difficult issues a homeowner may have to deal with during winter months is having their heating system stop working. When the heat goes out in the home, it can create conditions for the residents that are almost unbearable. To help in dealing with this type of issue, it is generally best to contact a Heating System Repair company to come out and determine the problem.


Many times, the reason a heating system breaks down is due to a buildup of dirt in one of the components of the system. Over the course of its use, the heating system tends to accumulate a good amount of dirt, hair, and other matter. If this is not regularly cleaned, it can cause the unit to run ineffectively and eventually breakdown. In addition, dirty units are less cost-effective as well.


A technician from a Heating System Repair company will generally begin the inspection by examining the blower component on the system. This unit has an air filter, and sometimes replacing the air filter with a clean one will resolve the problem. If no air is coming from the blower, the motor, fan, or fan belt may need to be repaired or replaced. The motor can sometimes be repaired, while the fan and fan belt are generally replaced.


Another component the technician will need to check is the burner. The burner is what heats the air. Generally, a technician can check the flames of the burner when it is switched on to assess the health of the burner. If the flames are flickering or yellow, the burner is probably dirty. If the burner is not cleaned, the tubes will eventually become so clogged with dirt the gas cannot make its way through to be ignited. The technician will need to disassemble the burner and clean this unit. This can take time as there are countless little tubes and parts on a burner that all must be cleaned before being replaced.


If you are dealing with a malfunctioning heating system or have not had your system cleaned in awhile, you should contact a heating repair company.