If you’re not a heating technician, it’s hard to know what to do when you have a heating system problem. Your furnace, heater or water heater may have totally stopped working, or started doing something strange.
ICE Heating & Cooling knows all about the different issues facing our customers. So what’s happening in your home?
Common Problems With Your Heating System
A well-functioning heating system is crucial for your home’s comfort, especially during the colder months. However, like any mechanical system, your heating system may encounter problems from time to time. Identifying and fixing these problems early can prevent costly repairs or replacements down the line. In this article, we will discuss some of the most common problems that you may encounter with your heating system, and what you can do to troubleshoot and fix them.
My Heating System Won’t Switch On
And you’ve tried switching it on and off again, right? If that didn’t help, you may have a problem with the thermostat or the power supply.
When heating systems detect serious issues, they can cut out for safety reasons. At this stage, you need to get a technician in rather than do it yourself. It may be evaporator coils or a wiring issue, which requires a specialist.
But don’t worry. Heating repair with us is cheaper than you might think. If your system is gas, is the pilot light on OK? If not, read on.
The Pilot Light Looks Different
Pilot lights should be on, and blue. And if it isn’t, it means it’s burning something it shouldn’t, that’s entered its space.
What could that be? A dirty system, rust, or too much air leaking in to where the pilot light is. We are telling you that with us, heating maintenance can go in an efficient way and you won’t break a bank!
It Just Doesn’t Heat As Well As It Used To
This heating system problem is usually easy for a technician to fix. How long’s it been since you had heater maintenance? If it’s more than 6 months or so the heater may have dirty, clogged filters inside.
Some Rooms Are Cold Now
OK so you’ve checked for drafts. How’s your insulation?
Again, heating vents could be dirty, and this is a quick job for one of our specialists. Alternatively, it could be a thermostat issue. Regular heater maintenance in your home will make sure you don’t have this problem next winter.
My Heating System Has Started To Make A Noise
Weird noises are another typical heating system problem. They usually mean mechanical faults, and you should get them seen to straight away.
Maybe your furnace finishes its program but continues to rumble. This means it may be burning fuel when it shouldn’t.
The Heating System Doesn’t Stay On For Long Enough
Then your system’s trying to tell you about a heating system problem. Maybe it’s clogged inside, or can’t get enough air. Then again, it could be a thermostat problem.
ICE Provides 24/7 Help For Your Heating System Problems
It’s best to get heater, water heater and furnace issues sorted out sooner rather than later. Getting your system seen to quickly means repairs are more likely to be minor ones.
We offer regular maintenance work to stop your heating system breaking down in the future, too. ICE Heating & Cooling have the specialist knowhow to get your home warm again in no time.