Heating Repair

Heating and Furnace Repair Is Always a Job for the Pros

Even if you feel like you’re pretty handy around the house, you should never attempt to perform a heater repair at home. Calling the pros won’t just protect your heating system. It will also help you keep your family safe. Improperly performed gas furnace repair can lead to gas and carbon monoxide leaks. Given that around 50,000 Americans check into emergency rooms across the country each year due to unintentional CO2 poisoning, you should really take this warning seriously. Gas leaks aren’t the only threat you could wind up facing after improper heating repairs, either. Gas furnaces that aren’t repaired and maintained by professionals can become over-pressurized, and all forms of heating systems can end up failing when they’re needed most. It’s always best to call a heater repair service at the first sign of trouble.
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Signs You Need Heating System Repairs

Homeowners can only call for help with heating and furnace repairs if they know when something is going wrong. Don’t wait until your furnace fails to call for help. Call a heater repair service as soon as you notice any of these warning signs:
  • Constant cycling
  • Unexplained increases in monthly heating bills
  • Inconsistent airflow
  • Unusual odors coming from the air vents
  • Yellow pilot lights on gas furnaces
  • Cold air coming from the vents
  • Strange noises in the ducts or coming from the heater
  • Heating systems that never turn off
  • Inability to keep the home sufficiently warm
It’s almost always more cost-efficient to deal with minor problems as they come up than it is to wait until your heating system fails completely. That said, if your furnace stops working on the coldest night of the year, you can still trust HVAC experts at AC TEX, LLC to provide heater repair services. What About Heat Pumps? If you have a heat pump, chances are you already know that these advanced HVAC systems have a reputation for reliability. With routine heat pump servicing, you’ll be able to take advantage of lower monthly heating bills and improved performance for years to come. Unfortunately, though, even highly advanced heat pumps still experience mechanical and electrical problems from time to time. To understand what can go wrong with heat pumps, it’s important to note that they don’t work like traditional furnaces. Heat pumps draw in heat from the air or the ground, then transfer it to the inside of your home. They rely on evaporator coils and refrigerants to both cool and heat your home, allowing them to maintain comfortable indoor temperatures year-round. Since heat pumps are a little more complicated than regular furnaces, you should be especially careful about who to trust with heat pump repairs. Make sure your HVAC technicians have plenty of experience working with these advanced heating systems.

Common Heating System Problems

Some types of home heating systems are more complex than others. However, all of them feature many moving parts, which means there is a multitude of things that can go wrong. Every winter, HVAC contractors field plenty of calls from homeowners who need heating or furnace repair services. Some of the most common causes of heating system problems include:

  • Clogged air filters
  • Cracked heat exchangers
  • Worn-out ball bearings
  • Broken thermostats
  • Flickering or discolored pilot lights
  • Frayed or slipped blower belts
  • Electrical and mechanical problems
  • General wear and tear from heavy use

Some of these problems are caused by inadequate maintenance. Others occur seemingly out of nowhere. No matter what’s wrong with your home heating system, though, the first step is always the same: call the HVAC experts at AC TEX, LLC to schedule an inspection and repairs.

Repair vs. Replace

Unless your heating system has experienced a catastrophic failure, a qualified HVAC technician should be able to provide furnace repair services to get it back into working order without much difficulty. That doesn’t mean scheduling repairs is always the best solution. If your furnace is more than 15 years old, is undersized to meet your family’s needs, or is breaking down frequently, it may be time to consider a replacement.

The good news is the same experts who provide furnace and heating repairs can also help you choose and install a replacement furnace or heat pump. In many cases, replacing your aging unit now can save you money in the long run. If you switch to a more energy-efficient model, you’ll be able to take advantage of lower monthly heating bills, and, even better, you won’t have to worry about calling for emergency heating repair on the coldest night of the year. When in doubt, ask for the inspecting technician’s professional opinion about whether it might be time to upgrade.

The Importance of Heating System Maintenance

If you want to avoid frequent calls for heating repair, you should set up a preventive maintenance schedule as soon as you install a new heater. Experts recommend having furnaces checked at least once a year, and most manufacturers require it. Annual inspections and tune-ups give HVAC techs the chance to look for signs of trouble, replace worn or damaged parts before they fail completely, and perform basic maintenance work that can keep the unit running efficiently for longer.

AC TEX, LLC Can Cover All Your Furnace Needs

Whether you need an emergency furnace repair or you just want to sign up for an annual maintenance plan, we call it our Partner Program AC TEX, LLC has you covered. Our experienced HVAC technicians are all fully licensed and insured, and they know the ins and outs of every type of residential heating system. It doesn’t matter if you’re dealing with pilot light problems on a gas furnace or bad relays in an electric heater. We can handle it all, so give us a call to discuss your problem and schedule repairs today.

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