What Causes Heating Repairs?
A common culprit behind heating system repairs is irregular or poor maintenance. Heating systems have air intake filters that can become clogged. The ductwork that delivers warm air from a furnace to different zones in your building can also clog or become leaky. The result will be a loss of energy efficiency and uneven heating in your building.
Most furnaces and heat pumps rely on electric motors running blower fans that force heated air to different rooms. When these motors fail, your furnace will not be able to move heated air to the areas of your facility where it’s needed.
Another common problem is a malfunctioning thermostat. If it doesn’t turn your heating system on and off correctly, your heat may become unreliable or fail completely. A malfunctioning thermostat can cause your furnace’s fan to blow air continuously, and the furnace may refuse to turn on or off.
If your heating system uses electricity to light the pilot light or heat air, any loss of power in its circuitry will cause unreliable operation. Modern furnaces also have electronics that control the efficiency of their operation. When an electrical problem crops up on a furnace’s control board, then a variety of symptoms can appear.
Loss of Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency is important with the high cost of most energy sources today. Whether your furnace burns natural gas or uses electricity, you’ll notice the difference in your heating bill when it isn’t running efficiently. A heating system can become an energy hog for several reasons. They include the following:
- Leaky or clogged air ducts
- Clogged furnace filters
- Malfunctioning thermostat
- Malfunctioning blower fan
Barker's Heating & Cooling in College Station, TX, can diagnose and repair heating/cooling system problems for residential and commercial customers. We also offer service contracts that will prevent future repairs and extend the life of your heating system. Call us today for more information.