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Home Heating Repair and Maintenance

People have been heating their homes and workplaces for almost 2500 years. And do you know the one thing that hasn't changed in all those years? Maintaining those heating systems! Regardless of whether we were piping hot air through clay ducting or enjoying a toasty evening warmed by the most sophisticated HVAC unit you can imagine, maintenance (and sometimes, repair) never ceased to be a necessary piece of the puzzle.

So when do we need to maintain our home heating systems? The best answer is, "Before you find yourself in an emergency." Winter always seems to surprise us and is here before we know it! Getting ahead of maintenance and repairs before it's cold and we find ourselves in a difficult situation is always the best idea. As the old saying goes, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

And who is going to do this maintenance and repair? Depending on the homeowner's skill level, certain things can be done YouTube style. But for heavier maintenance and repair tasks, your best bet is to form a good relationship with a qualified HVAC service provider. That way, if there is an emergency, you know who to call and won't risk being scammed when scrambling to figure out who to call when dealing with an emergency.

In the following paragraphs, we'll list some problems and solutions to common home and commercial heating. We will also include a section on what to look for to protect yourself from fraud or just plain bad customer experiences.

How to Find Local Heating in Shelton?

When you're searching for home heating services, you might wonder what's the very best way to locate a good home heating expert? Initially, you reach out to friends and family to see if they have any referrals.

Remember that although word of mouth is wonderful, your friends and family may have had a very different situation from yours when they called a service technician. So just because a service provider was good in one for them, doesn't mean they'll be a good fit for you. You need to use all of the resources at your disposal to vet your HVAC service providers.

Prior to making telephone calls and searching the net, make sure you have written down what kind of heating unit you have, how old it is, as well as any details about what happened before it broke down.

Once you narrow down a list of Shelton, CT heating service companies, you'll want to ensure that the one you settle on can come for routine maintenance as well as see to it everything is running smoothly.

1-800-Plumber Shelton For All Your Heating Maintenance Needs

Whether you're searching for plumbing, heating, cooling, or emergency services, 1-800-Plumber of CT has you covered. We'll be there for you during all emergencies, as well as to help prevent emergencies before they happen.

For cooling and heating, we can do maintenance/service, repair work, and also system installation. We offer superior service and also routine upkeep to make sure your system is in top condition.

House Heating System Not Working

Don't wait for your heating system to quit working, you'll intend to spot the indications early.

Your heating might require to see a heating specialist right away if there's:

  • Low airflow

  • Odd sounds

  • It's not working

  • Short cycling

Short cycling is where your heating system feels like it's not running regularly. Maybe it runs for a short period of time and then shuts off? It could be something as little as an old, clogged air filter. However, it may be something more serious.

If you hear any type of rattling, banging, or thumping from your heating unit you should immediately reach out to one of our local heating professionals. Even if you hear a soft clicking sound (not regular), you should seek professional assistance immediately.

If your heater isn't turning on, it could be something as simple as a blown fuse or something as serious as a bad blower motor.

Furnace Turns on but No Heat

If your furnace turns on but no heat is coming out, you'll want to see if your thermostat is set to on. If it is, this could be causing the heat to not come out. Check your thermostat, and where it says fan on or auto, set it to auto.

Another option is to check your fan limit switch.

If your furnace fan limit switch is broken it might let your fan run even when the heat exchanger is turned off. If your fan limit switch is set to manual instead of auto, you'll want to change it to auto.

Central Heater is Not Working but your A/C Is

If you discover heater troubles where it's not functioning but your A/C is, it could be any of the following issues:

  • Leaks

  • Low energy supply

  • Clogged Ducts

  • Dirty filters

  • Malfunctioning thermostat

  • Excessive condensation

  • The blower motor is malfunctioning

Would you like to try and guess which one? You could break out the service manual or give us a call and let us get it fixed for you correctly.

You might likewise see that your pilot burner isn't functioning. This is if you have a gas or oil heating system. This could be due to problems with the igniter or the pilot gas flow.

It's ideal to have heating checked out prior to issues occurring. This will allow you to repair it as necessary with minimal down time.

How to Spot a Scam Company

Beware of scams for HVAC services. They might promise you the world and a great price, but don't be fooled!

First, they should offer you immediate results unless it's a long job. Ask to see the parts that they are using in the repair. Never accept used or refurbished parts unless you specifically ask for them.

Beware of unmarked vehicles. If they've been around for a while, they'll have a professional van with their services listed.

Also, watch out for those who want to come to your home more than twice a year. While emergencies happen, if they routinely want to come over numerous times, you'll want to cancel their services.

Common Furnace Problems

There are common furnace problems you can explore.

Some of them are:

  • Not having it maintained

  • Clogged filters

  • Pilot light problems

  • Overrun heat pump

  • Lack of airflow

An overrunning heat pump means it's constantly running. This is not common unless the home is in a very cold location.

If your fan motors aren't properly working, this can cause a lack of airflow. When it's not maintained, your furnace can overheat.

When you have a clogged filter, that means your furnace has to work harder for air circulation. Make sure you change the air filters every month to avoid this.

A modern heater will have one or two ignition systems. When there's a mechanical problem, it can cause no heat or a problem with the heat coming out of the vents.

A lack of maintenance can cause all of these problems and more. This can cause repairs that could have been avoided, the need for replacements, etc.

It's best to have your heating specialist come routinely to check and make sure everything is running smoothly.

Importance of Quality Heating Service Maintenance

The heating system in your home can be one of the most important systems in the entire home. If you are not sure when or how to schedule home heating repair services, here are some helpful tips. Maintaining your home's heating system is vital because it keeps you comfortable year-round. When should I schedule home heating maintenance? This depends on how often you use your heater and which kind of system you have. For example, if you live in an area with a mild winter, then a monthly checkup is sufficient to keep everything in proper working order. However, if you live somewhere where winters are harsh, then you may want to schedule more frequent maintenance visits during these times.

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