If your heating system won’t start, no problem! Choose Valairco for your next heating repair in Somerset County and get your furnace, heat pump, or boiler back up and running in no time.
Our Somerset County heating repair experts are committed to providing the best customer experience and the highest quality workmanship. No matter what type of issue you are facing, we have the knowledge and expertise to provide the best solution.
Your satisfaction is our No. 1 priority. Call (855) 661-3300 now for fast and efficient repairs.
What Can Go Wrong with Heating Systems
Furnaces and boilers are complex systems that have several mechanical parts. There are many things that can go wrong and cause these units to lose airflow, produce strange noises, increase energy bills, or not work at all.
The common heating problems we resolve include:
- Dirty or clogged filters
- Frequent cycling
- Cracked heat exchanger
- Worn out ball bearings
- Bad blower motor
- Loose wires
- Continual blowing
- Worn out ball bearings
- Yellow pilot light
- Pilot control problems
- Leaky ductwork
- Broken thermostats
When you contact our highly trained technicians, we can perform diagnostics to quickly determine the source of the problem. Once we’ve identified the cause, we can advise you on the best options for resolving the issue and get to work repairing it. Don’t wait—our heating experts are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for any emergency.
Maintaining your heater is one of the best ways to ensure it works properly and has a long life. Despite your maintenance efforts, problems will arise with your heater. Here are some common issues that may come up that you should keep in mind.
1. Loud Noises
Furnaces will make some noise, which is normal. This would be the system clicking on, a slight hum while it runs, or the sound of the blower spinning. But if your furnace is making knocking or booming noises, or you hear the system rattling, you should call a local professional for a repair. These noises could mean that pieces inside the furnace are loose or air is not properly flowing.
2. Inefficient Performance
The most obvious indicator that your heater is malfunctioning is when it doesn’t provide heat. If this is the case, look at your thermostat to make sure it has the right settings in place. Turn the fan to auto and adjust the temperature. Then, make sure the thermostat is set to warm and not just “fan.” A lack of heat could be a variety of problems, so it’s essential to call in a local heating technician to diagnose and solve the problem.
If your furnace isn’t turning on, always start by checking your circuit breaker. The breaker will automatically turn the power to the unit off if there is an overload of electricity.
3. Dirty Filters
One of the most straightforward maintenance items on your heater is the changing or cleaning of its air filters. When the filters are dirty or clogged, they prevent air from flowing properly and the unit from efficiently heating your home. It also means the furnace will work harder to get your home to the desired temperature, which will cost you more money on your monthly energy bill.
A common sign of dirty filters is the furnace “cycling,” meaning it repeatedly turns on and off. A sharp increase in energy costs could also indicate that your filters need cleaning. Another indication that the filters are not working is that dust frequently collects around your home. If you notice an excessive amount of dust in the air, try changing the filter in your furnace.
4. Airflow Issues
If you notice inconsistencies or general weakness in the typical airflow from your vents, there may be an issue with the blower or the parts surrounding it. Weak airflow could also be an indication of ductwork that needs repair.
5. Pilot Light Issues
For gas furnaces, the pilot light is key to the combustion process, generating warm air for heating. The flame should be a bright blue, which means the gas connection is working properly. If the flame is yellow, there could be a leak of carbon monoxide, a dangerous, odorless gas.
6. Gas Leak
If you smell gas near your furnace, there may be a leak. Should you notice this, make sure to call 911 right away. If you can, turn off the furnace and the gas supply line. This is a potentially dangerous situation, and you should leave the home immediately.
7. Frequent Repairs
If you’re experiencing frequent repairs, and your unit is more than 15 years old, it may be time for a replacement. Once a furnace reaches a certain age, repairs become less effective, and upgrading to a new system makes more financial sense.
How Often Should a Heating System Be Serviced?
It is recommended to have your heating system serviced at least once a year. This may be more if you have an older system, which at that point you may also want to consider a new heating system. Additionally, it is recommended to have this service done in the summer or weeks prior to winter to have it ready and working for the cold.
Schedule Your Service with Us Today!
Don’t let your heating problems go undetected. Make an appointment with our Somerset County heating professionals to inspect your unit. Finding and repairing issues sooner rather than later can prevent high repair costs and increase the lifespan of your system.
Dial (855) 661-3300 today. We serve clients in Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Berkeley Heights, Basking Ridge, Somerset, Westfield and surrounding areas.
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