If you are a homeowner, the maintenance of your heat is likely a top priority. After all, you and your family deserve to live in only the most comfortable temperatures. However, if you’re unfamiliar with furnace maintenance, you may not be sure of where to start. To help set things off on the right path, here is a heating maintenance checklist to keep in mind.
What are the Main Furnace Maintenance Checkpoints?
Heat Exchanger: Aging, cracked heat exchangers can emit toxic fumes. These could pose a serious illness to your friends and family. Be sure to keep an eye out for cracks and any signs of aging.
Burners: If you have dirty burners, you could wind up with poor combustion, soot and condensation. All of this could shorten the lifespan and decrease the performance of your furnace. These can be removed and cleaned to prevent the accumulation of problems.
Safety Controls: If your safety controls are not operating properly, this could be another major danger. Check to make sure these are still functioning so furnace repair will be seamless.
Gas Line: Undetected gas leaks can create a major health concern for humans and pets. Especially if the gas is odorless, it’s necessary to regularly inspect that all gas lines are functioning smoothly.
Air Filter: If your air filters are not functioning optimally, your air conditioning unit could be expending more energy than necessary. Over time, this could lead to a shorter life span for the unit, which would mean more money out of pocket.
Thermostat: If your thermostat is not properly calibrated, your unit could be running for a longer amount of time than it should. This could increase the amount of money spent on utilities, draining your bank account in the long-term.
Is Heating Repair Affordable?
At All Service Heating & Air, we understand how important it is to live comfortably in your home. To ensure that your needs are specifically met, we calculate all costs of heating repair services on an individual basis. Your unique pricing will be calculated during your service appointment. Additionally, to help make your heating services more affordable, we are proud to offer convenient financing.
If your heating system is in need of maintenance, or you are seeking guidance on how to ensure proper heating and cooling of your home, we are here to help. We have already helped countless homeowners in and around Plano, TX. Now, we are ready to do the same for you. Contact us today to learn more.
Not having access to heating or cooling can constitute an emergency when outdoor temperatures are extreme. All Service Heat and Air offers 24/7 emergency HVAC services to restore comfort should any such situation happen to you. If you experience an HVAC emergency, the following steps can help get your system working again quickly and keep your family safe.
Heating System Carbon Monoxide and Gas Leaks
If your carbon monoxide detector has gone off or you smell gas in your home, you, your loved ones, and any pets must exit the home immediately. Next, call 911 and your utility gas provider for assistance. Responders can shut off gas supplies to prevent fires and explosions and inspect the home to determine the source of the gas or carbon monoxide leak. Do not re-enter your home until the fire department alerts you that it is safe to do so.
If your furnace or heating system is determined to be the cause of the leak, you will not be able to use it until it has been properly repaired by a professional. Call All Service Heat and Air for emergency heating repair. We will find the source of the issue and make reliable repairs to improve the safety of your heating system.
No Heating or Cooling
If your heating system or air conditioner isn’t coming on at all, some troubleshooting may help you solve the issue yourself. Before calling the professionals, try these tips:
Check your thermostat settings to ensure they are correct. See that heating or cooling mode is set correctly as well as the temperature in order to relay that the system should kick on.
Monitor power sources. Replace the batteries in your thermostat if needed. Check your home’s electrical panel to ensure that neither breakers powering the thermostat nor your HVAC equipment have tripped. Furnaces and air handlers usually have an on/off switch on or nearby the equipment – make sure this has not been switched to off accidentally. The switch for your exterior air conditioning equipment is likely installed on the exterior wall of your home where the lines run inside – check this switch, too.
If you cannot restore heating and cooling this way, contact us for help.
Call for Emergency Heating and Cooling Repair
If your heating or cooling system still does not come on after troubleshooting, contact All Service Heat and Air for 24/7 emergency repair service. We will dispatch a technician right away to diagnose and solve your HVAC problems, quickly restoring comfort to your home. We are available over-night, on weekends, and throughout the holidays to tend to your heating and cooling emergencies whenever they occur!