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Exploring HVAC Maintenance and Repairs

Hi there, my name is Michelle. I created this site to talk to you about maintaining your HVAC system on your own and with help from contractors. Your HVAC system controls the temperature and air quality in your home. When this system starts to malfunction, you may notice a decrease in your comfort levels. You can perform preventative maintenance to keep this system running year round. From these posts you'll hopefully be able to learn about DIY and professional maintenance tasks that need to be performed regularly. My site will also cover common faults and repairs for HVAC components. Thank you.

3 Signs Your Furnace Needs Help From A Heating Repair Professional

Winter can be tough enough without having to suffer because of a broken furnace. Your home should be a warm cozy sanctuary from the cold outdoor temperatures. It can even be dangerous for your furnace to go out when the temperatures drop below freezing. Your plumbing might freeze and lead to burst pipes and other problems.

You might need emergency heating repair when your furnace breaks down unexpectedly. Other times, you might have an indication something is wrong and you can call for help before your furnace stops completely. Here are some signs you should call a heating repair company to check your furnace.

1. When The Furnace Doesn't Put Out Much Air

If your furnace doesn't blow out as much air through the ducts as it usually does, it has a harder time meeting the thermostat setting. Your furnace may run much longer than it's supposed to, and that makes your power bill go up. Plus, you may be cold and uncomfortable in your house.

Call a heating repair company before the furnace stops putting out air completely. It won't take long to get cold in your house if the furnace isn't working at all. The problem might be a clogged blower fan, and if the repair technician cleans it in time, the motor might be spared from burning out, so quick repairs could save money.

2. When The Furnace Makes Booming Noises

When your furnace starts making odd noises, it's always good to call a professional to take a look at your equipment. If there's a problem in the ignition system that allows a small amount of gas to accumulate before the furnace kicks on, you might hear a booming noise due to the larger-than-normal amount of gas that ignites at once.

This is a potentially serious problem because the boom could send vibrations that damage the heat exchanger. When a heat exchanger is cracked or damaged, it has to be replaced instead of repaired, and that can be an expensive heating repair. Avoid that completely by turning off your furnace and calling for help from a repair company.

3. Your Furnace Shuts Down Shortly After Starting

Maybe you've never paid any attention to how long your furnace runs, but it should run on a fairly regular cycle. When the thermostat triggers the furnace to turn on, the furnace should blow out air for several minutes and then shut down until the thermostat triggers it again.

If your furnace only runs a few minutes or shorter and shuts down, that's a sign something is wrong with your equipment. This condition is called short cycling, and it's caused by a number of things, including a clogged filter. Your furnace shuts down too soon as a safety feature because it is straining or overheating.

When you notice short cycling, call for repairs. Your home may not be as warm as it should be, but even if it is, you'll want the problem repaired before damage is done to your furnace due to overheating.

For more information, contact a heating repair service near you.