You should never put off heating repairs when you need them. But sometimes, there are heating problems that are more or less serious. When you have a very serious heater problem, do you want to get it addressed as soon as possible.
But how do you know which heating problems are the most serious? You can keep reading to learn about signs that something is wrong with your heater and why these repairs need to be addressed right away. Then give our team a call to schedule a service appointment for heater repair in Carrollton, TX.
Broken Blower Motor
The blower motor in your heater moves airflow through the unit. If the blower motor is not working correctly, heat can get trapped instead of moving through the ductwork to the walls of your home. The result is your heater turning off during operation because of overheating. Plus, your heater may not be blowing warm air into your home. This means it is operating without producing results, costing energy without making your homework comfortable.
Cracked Heat Exchanger
Any damage to the heat exchanger of a gas furnace is a serious problem. If the heat exchanger cracks even just a tiny bit, carbon monoxide gas and exhaust fumes can leak out into your home. Unfortunately, a cracked heat exchanger cannot usually be repaired. Instead, the entire heater is usually replaced.
This is why taking care of your heater is so important. What happens is that too much unburned gas collects in the combustion chamber. When it does ignite, it creates a small explosion. These explosions put a lot of strain on your heat exchanger and can lead to cracks. When you prioritize maintenance and pay attention to unusual changes in operation, you can prevent these issues altogether.
It’s also common that thermostat problems contribute to heater concerns. It may seem like your heater is struggling to keep your home warm and comfortable. In reality, your thermostat is malfunctioning and failing to communicate with your heater for heating.
For example, it may communicate for your heater to turn on and off at the incorrect times, or may communicate an incorrect heating temperature. Anytime we visit your home for heater maintenance or repairs, we check your thermostat, too. Thermostat problems are usually fairly easy to fix, and we can either address those issues or rule them out completely before troubleshooting your heater.
Pilot Light Changes
If you have a gas furnace, you want to pay attention to the color of the pilot light. It should always burn bright blue. If the pilot light is a faded blue, yellow, or orange, that’s an issue. There may be too much carbon monoxide in the chamber or elevated dust levels that are preventing the flame from burning bright blue.
It can be tempting to ignore this issue if you notice it when your heater is still working fairly normally. But now that you know it’s a concern, you will know that it needs to be addressed before it worsens and your heater stops working completely.
Get it done right… Right now! The team at Hutchins Plumbing and Air Conditioning is ready to help you with all your home needs – including heating service.