Spring is a great time to ensure that your heating system is in great shape for next year. Taking the necessary steps now to make any necessary repairs to your heater can go a long way towards preventing premature breakdowns, increasing energy efficiency, and improving overall performance. Take advantage of this offseason to improve your home comfort. Call Ideal Services Heating & Cooling today for exceptional Raleigh, NC heating repair services!
Whether you have a furnace or radiant heating, or have a comprehensive year-round solution like a ductless mini split, heat pump or hybrid heating system, you need to make sure that you’re not having any problems with its operation. Routine maintenance is a great way to prevent problems, but sometimes you need pro repair. Let’s take a look at some common heating repairs:
- Low refrigerant. Both ductless mini splits and heat pumps use a refrigerant to transfer thermal energy in and out of your home, depending on the season. But if that refrigerant level is low, it simply won’t work properly and it certainly won’t be energy efficient. Considering that both systems are prized for their efficiency, don’t make the mistake of running your system with low refrigerant—it also affects your cooling during the summer!
- Blower motor fault. The blower motor in your heat pump or furnace gets a lot of use during the course of the heating season. While it is a relatively straightforward piece of machinery, much of your comfort depends on its operation. If the motor becomes filled with dust and debris or the fan blade becomes bent, it will not work correctly.
- Thermocouple. The thermocouple is a small, electronic safety device installed in your gas furnace to stop the flow of fuel in the even that your pilot is off. It is designed to protect your furnace and your home from excessive gas buildup without ignition. It works by shutting off the supply line if it senses that the temperature is low around your pilot light. If your furnace doesn’t turn on, it could be that your thermocouple is detecting a real fault, or may be broken.
Call Ideal Services Heating & Cooling today for exceptional Raleigh, NC heating repair services!