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A couple of months ago, the HVAC unit in my home started malfunctioning. The temperature inside my home soared to over eighty degrees Fahrenheit, even though my air conditioning system ran nonstop. After inspecting my air conditioning unit, my knowledgeable HVAC contractor recommended I purchase a new system. He discussed the pros and cons of installing different sizes of HVAC units with me. After considering my HVAC contractor’s advice, I decided to purchase a three and a half ton HVAC unit. Shortly after my HVAC contractor installed my new air conditioning unit, my house started feeling more comfortable. On this blog, I hope you will discover how an HVAC contractor can help you select the right air conditioning unit for your home. Enjoy!


The Right HVAC Unit for Your Home

The Top 2 Reasons For Heating System Repair Services

by Jamie Shaw

What are the top reasons to call an HVAC contractor for heating system repair services? Whether you're a new homeowner or just new to HVAC service calls, take a look at some of the most common reasons to hire a pro for heating system help.

Your Heater Doesn't Start

This is one of the most obvious reasons to schedule heating repair services. But it doesn't necessarily mean that your heater has a serious problem or requires a replacement. There are several potential reasons why a heater won't turn on. These include issues that range from mild to major, such as:

  • Dirt and debris. When was the last time you scheduled routine system maintenance? This essential heating service can reduce the risks of equipment failure due to clogs from dirt and other debris.

  • Thermostat failure. Don't forget about your thermostat. Even though it isn't located near the main unit, it's part of the system. An old or broken thermostat won't read the temperature correctly. This can force the heater to turn off and stay off.

  • Faulty ignition sensor. The ignition or pilot light is essential to a gas furnace. If this part fails you may hear the furnace turn on—but it will stop there. The furnace can't fire up and heat your home without a working ignition sensor or pilot light.

  • Another part is faulty. Damage or wear can cause the blower motor, heat exchanger, or other parts of your home's system to fail. While some types of individual part failures won't stop the system, others will make it difficult or impossible for the heater to work.

Along with these issues, electrical problems (including blown fuses or switches that are turned to the off position) and lack of gas (if your furnace uses natural gas) can stop your heater. Even though some issues may not seem serious, never attempt a DIY repair. Contact heating system repair contractors for a professional inspection and diagnosis.

Your Home Doesn't Heat

The heater turns on—but no warm air comes out of the vents. What should you do? It's possible to get hypothermia in temperatures at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or slightly above, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This means you shouldn't let this type of heating issue go. 

If your heater starts, blows air, but won't warm your home (or won't warm your home evenly), call an HVAC contractor for heating repair solutions immediately. The sooner you contact a pro, the less risk of hypothermia you have. A prompt service call can also save you money in unnecessary energy bills and prevent additional damage to your system.

For more information, contact a heating repair service near you.