Today’s Freehold heating repair article is going to focus on when to expect. . . when you’re expecting to get heating repairs done! Because each heating unit is different, the first thing you will want to know is the type of heating system that you have. Also knowing some basic ways that your heating system works will help you determine whether or not you need heating repairs at all. As in any time you are dealing with a heating or air conditioning unit in your home, it’s probably best to leave it to a professional.
Freehold Heating Repair Tips
First, identify the type of heating system that you have in your home. The most common include gas furnaces, a heat pump, boiler, or electric furnace. Next, be aware of the top four heating repairs most often made due to lack of maintenance (number one), pilot light or ignition switch troubles (number two), clogged filters in need of replacement (number three), and just repairs needed from regular tear and wear.
Proper maintenance is essential in keeping up your heating system to the best of it’s capacity. Regular maintenance on your system should include changing dirty air filters, cleaning any burners and air ducts, and inspecting for any other signs of damage or malfunction. This type of maintenance should be done at least twice a year, usually before starting your system in the Fall and after a long, hard Winter, in the Spring.
The pilot light or ignition switch on your gas heater or furnace is an essential part of your heating system, and should be properly maintained. A pilot light is easily blown out if there is a drafty flu pipe or vent, or if any type of wind gust sweeps through your home by your furnace. Though relighting your pilot light should not be a problem on your own, a pilot light or ignition switch in need of repairs should be attended to only by a professional. That’s because you are most likely dealing with gas and fire, which can obviously be explosive. Take every precaution to have your gas source switched off as soon as you sense there is a problem with your pilot light or ignition switch, and call a professional immediately!
Thirdly, changing your clogged filters is essential in maintaining proper function. This will need to be changed regularly throughout the year, depending on the following factors:
- how many people live in your home
- do you have pets?
- how much air pollution is in your home?
- what type of air filter are you using?
- what is the air quality of your home
- how much construction is going on inside and out of your home
- what level of air quality do you want in your home?
Last, regular tear and wear will cause your system to malfunctions, and that is normal. This will especially occur in the winter months after your system has run for hours on end without stopping. Some minor repairs cause of regular tear and wear include belts in need of replacement, bearings in need of changing, etc.
No matter what the degree of repair needed at the time, call a professional at C & C Air for the best services in New Jersey!