Do you want to know how to avoid problems that can occur with your old heater during the winter? Keeping an eye out for what can go wrong lets you know when a repair is needed or when an adjustment should be made.
Lack of maintenance can lead to serious issues eventually. Before the winter season hits, a simple check by a professional can help you avoid almost all of the common issues that occur with heaters. A lot of the time the problem is really easy to fix like replacing an air filter, but it still is wise to get a professional opinion on what’s going on with the heater.
One of the first steps to take when you have any kind of issue with your heating system, you should see if your unit is actually getting power. You’d be surprised at how many people call for professional help when they have just tripped their breaker. There is also a reset button on some units that you can press if there is one and then after half an hour you can try using the unit again.
Are you not getting enough heat? Your registers could be closed or blocked. Make sure that you’re not blocking the registers with your furniture or rugs. A dirty filter is another common issue. This can easily be replaced for cheap. Check the blower assembly, too, and to see if the blower belt is broken or loose. If you are looking for a commercial refrigeration company, contact us!
Does your pilot not light for you? Then the opening of the pilot could be blocked and needs to be cleaned. This can also be a result of no gas being present. Check to see if your pilot light button is pushed in properly and that the valve leading to your furnace that handles the gas is open all the way.
A noisy furnace is not always a sign of a serious problem. It may just be that the access panels are loose and they need adjustments or to be put in right. The blower belt can be a little too tight or loose, and should be adjusted. If, however, you have a dirty burner that is causing the problems it’s time to get professional assistance! Call M. J. Mac Inc. heating company in Hatboro PA for help.
Old heater problems during the winter can make living in your home very uncomfortable. After reading the advice here, it should be easy for you to detect any issues before they lead to needing a replacement heater. Winter 2017 is here, and it’s getting colder. Give us a call!