If are you interested in basic heating repair tips or are in need of expert heating repair, here are some things you will need to know to be sure you get the job done right, as quickly as possible!
Heating Repair 101
First, identify the type of heating unit you have in your home or business.
Identifying the type of heating unit you are working with is absolutely essential in determining what types of maintenance will need to be done to properly sustain the life of your unit. This information will also allow you to accurately communicate to your heating repair company what needs to be done or at least what type of unit they will be working on. Here is a brief summary of the different types of heating units that are most commonly found in a home or business:
Furnace or Heater
If you have a furnace or heater, you may have heard the term “forced air heat”. This type of unit burns natural gas, oil, propane, or electricity to heat air that is pumped throughout air ducts to each of your rooms. These heaters are often found in closets, attics, basements, or crawl spaces. Though the actual unit may be easy to locate, because of the extensive ductwork that is often involved, be sure to take any heating repair needs to a professional, even just for a consultation.
Different than a furnace alone, a boiler holds hot water that is literally boiled into steam and used to heat the air in your home. Though boilers can be powered by any type of natural gas, oil, electricity, or propane, they also use water, which makes them especially dangers to work with if ever in need of heating repair. Boilers are often utilized for the heating system in addition to heating the hot water in your home, so it is important that you take care of any necessary maintenance or heating repairs as soon as they happen, or you may be faced with cold showers until it gets fixed!
Different than other types of furnaces or hot air heaters, heat pumps work to both heat and cool your home or business. Heat pumps use electricity to reposition air from a hotter to a cooler space or vice versa. Heat pumps can utilize air ducts or not and other have an indoor and an outdoor component.
Geothermal Heat Pump
Geothermal heat pumps are even more efficient than heat pumps and use the consistent temperature of the earth to change the temperature of your home or business. They are very quiet, so it may be tricky to know at what point your system is in need of heating repair or basic maintenance. It may also be tricky or even dangerous to access in order to repair. Definitely consider a good heating repair company to have on call in case of any questions or emergencies.
A package unit will often combine the components of some type of heating source with a cooling or air ventilation unit. If you are in need of heating repair and have a package unit, consult with a professional to be sure your repairs don’t fix your heat but leave you without air conditioning or fresh air!
Choosing the Best Professional for Your Heating Repair:
After you have identified the type of heating system you have, you will better be able to maintain the system and look for other tips and hints to more efficiently run your unit. In addition, you will better be able to communicate your heating repair needs to your choice of HVAC repair companies.
When choosing the best heating repair company for your job, be sure to consider the following points:
- Check for documentation and licenses.
- Ask for referrals or references.
- Require a written or electronically saved estimate before services begin.
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