Repairing Common Heating System Problems


The problems that can occur with your home's heating system can be serious enough to cause the entire home to become an uncomfortable and even a hazardous place to be. Unfortunately, homeowners are often very unprepared for the types of problems that their heating system can experience, which may result in these problems being more disruptive and costly to repair.

Mold Colonies

Mold growing inside the heating system is a common problem as the unit will be dormant for many months. During this time, the dark interior of the heating system can be an ideal place for mold colonies to develop. These colonies can severely lower the air quality in the home as they will release spores that can contribute to breathing problems as well as spreading the mold throughout the home. It can also cause mechanical problems as the mold colonies may actually be able to jam and block the blower's motor. Eliminating mold from the heating system can be a challenge, but you will be able to have a professional to repair this problem for you so that these issues can be avoided.

Dirty Heating Elements Or Burner

Dust can be another common source of problems for a heating system. When dust is able to gather on the heating elements or the burner of the system, it can severely impact the unit's ability to generate heat. If the dust collects on electric heating elements, it can act as insulation that will prevent the heat that is being produced from being easily distributed. If the dust collects on a burner, it can impede the flow of fuel in a way that will diminish its fuel efficiency. Cleaning these components may seem like a simple repair, but it can often involve taking apart much of the heating system to reach them. As a result, this should only be done by individuals that have ample experience working on these systems.

Damaged Wiring

Most heating systems will have fairly elaborate internal wiring systems. This will be the case for both electric and gas-burning systems. While this may seem unusual, modern gas-burning furnaces will have a number of electronic components that can boost its performance. For example, these systems may have a digital temperature regulator that will prevent the system from overheating or it may use electronic components to monitor the rate of fuel usage. Luckily, it is possible for a heating repair professional to be able to quickly determine the source of the wiring problem so that they can safely replace the damaged or malfunctioning wiring.

Issues with your heating unit can be some of the toughest to fix. Consider hiring a heating repair service to help you with any issues you might be having.


26 May 2020

Keeping up With Maintenance Between HVAC Inspections

Working with HVAC contractors is an important part of being a homeowner. Not only do your contractors ensure that a new system you buy is properly installed, but they also ensure optimal performance throughout the years through a series of regular inspections, maintenance services, and repairs. But there are lots of things you can do in between your contractor's visits to ensure that your HVAC investment is always in tip top condition, aside from cleaning out the air filters. After working with my dad for more than a decade in the HVAC business, I've put together a few methods homeowners can use to maintain a well working system, and I have published those tips and tricks right here on this blog. I hope some of the information you find here helps you on your journey as a homeowner!