Though Houston winters are relatively mild compared to other parts of the world, we still use our heating systems, and even the furnaces here are having to work as hard as furnaces in cold areas. Your furnace is going to face problems at some point, even with gentle use and diligent maintenance and care. Furnaces can break down unexpectedly. However, before they get too bad, some common furnace problems that are easy for us to identify and fix. You can prevent the need for more extensive, and expensive by addressing issues early. Though you can minimize the repair needs and extend the performance of your furnace with routine maintenance and care, there are a few unavoidable repairs that will creep up and need an expert to repair. Today, we at Absolute P&M Services would like to discuss these repairs that can’t be avoided.
Thermocouples Wear Out
A safety valve that helps to control how gas flows into your furnace is this particular part. Because it increases your risk of combustion, too much gas is bad and too little gas is bad because it cannot effectively heat your home. You definitely want it to function properly since the thermocouple ensures that levels of gas are just right. Gas may not be able to enter your heater and the system won’t turn on if the thermocouple malfunctions. You may hear a loud booming sound when the gas lights and combusts or you may begin to smell an unusual odor at the same time. Turn off your heater right away and give us a call if this happens. You at risk for a fire hazard and also threatens your family’s health by having too much gas inside the system. Breathing in carbon monoxide is extremely hazardous.
Clogged Furnace Gas Lines
Because gas doesn’t have a lot of substance that it can’t create clogs, or so you may think. Clogs in the gas lines of a furnace can impact how well the system performs, however. Clogs happen due to dust and dirt get into the system and make their way to the gas lines most of the time. By changing out your air filter regularly, you can prevent gas line clogs. You prevent dust from entering the system and getting into the gas lines when you maintain a clean air filter. It has been building up for a long time, by the time you notice a clog in the gas line. Clogs don’t just happen overnight. To prevent clogs from ever happening, you can also invest in regular heater maintenance. Our team cleans out dust and dirt buildup that happens due to normal use during regular maintenance.
Furnace Burner Problems
It can’t create the ignition needed to establish warm air if the burner doesn’t work correctly. The burner gets caked with dust and dirt that get inside your system, sometimes. It builds up and prevents the burner from activating correctly, over time. Our team can clean bad burners but they could need to be replaced in some cases.
Furnace & Boiler Heating Maintenance, Repairs, Replacement & More in Santa Fe, Tomball, Sugar Land, Galveston, Austin & Greater Houston, Texas
When these issues appear, or any other problems arise with your heating system in Houston, TX, Absolute P&M Services is readily available to provide quality repair services. We also provide top-notch replacement, installation, and maintenance services!