What Does Furnace Repair Include?
Do you need furnace repair because your unit is blowing cold air? The article below was written to give you some helpful information if it is time for furnace repair. Let’s take a look.
Furnace Repair Includes Cleaning and Checking Your Unit
If there are no repairs needed to your heater, but your system is not heating or not producing heat properly, many companies will clean the inside of the furnace. This allows them to check for any blockages which may contribute to poor performance. Thorough cleaning has been shown to improve efficiency significantly when done every two years by professionals. It can also help eliminate potential problems before they start-up in an older furnace! If you have a newer furnace, cleaning every two years is also recommended. Most companies will do a thorough inspection before they tend your heater so problems can be found and fixed to improve efficiency.
A Furnace Repair Technician Will Check for Carbon Monoxide Leaks
No one wants to think of having carbon monoxide leaks in their home furnace. However, they are ubiquitous among furnaces that are over ten years old, according to Wikipedia. If gasoline or oil is inside the burner box, it will evaporate out of the unit over time due to heat and turbulence. Thus leaving fuel residue, which leads to carbon monoxide leaks, often called back drafting. These fumes are hazardous when inhaled because carbon monoxide displaces oxygen in the bloodstream leading to carbon monoxide poisoning. That is why it is so important to have your furnace repaired or replaced by professionals if this is found in your home. A reputable company will check for CO leaks before they open the unit up for cleaning, therefore helping you avoid any potential problems with carbon monoxide exposure.
Furnace Repair May Include Repairs
Depending on the age of your heating system, sometimes repairs are needed to get it working correctly again. Many different things could potentially go wrong with the unit. Most companies do not repair furnaces anymore because replacement furnaces can be more cost-effective overall, according to HouseLogic. Your options may include: Replacing apart like a fan motor Replacing an inducer (compressor) Motor replacement Replacing a flame sensor.
Your Technician May Recommend Furnace Replacement
In some cases, the technician does recommend furnace replacement. According to Comfort Control, you may be surprised to learn that many furnaces fail around the ten-year mark due to wear and tear. This is often due to age or certain malfunctions within the unit. If the inducer (compressor) fails, this almost always requires furnace replacement. If the damage is too extensive to fix, replacement may be the only option sometimes.