Heater Repairs — Furnace Servicing in El Paso
Your furnace plays an important role in keeping your house comfortable during the winter months. While El Paso might not see ten inches of snow or extreme winter conditions, the temperature drops considerably and a night without a good heater can make for uncomfortable conditions, to say the least. A house without a working furnace can drop to the low 40’s in the winter. At the same time, a bad functioning heater can be causing you to pay a higher energy bill.
Common Problems and Repairs
Filters: Just like your AC, your furnace makes use of filters in order to clean the air it’s taking in. Without proper maintenance and cleaning, it will get dirty, clogged, and make the entire mechanism work harder and expend more energy. Filters are a common problem for heater repairs.
Ignition and Pilot: Depending on the kind of heater you have, problems with the ignition or pilot are common culprits of malfunctions. There are essentially three types of ignitions: standing pilot, intermittent pilot, and hot surface (electric ignition). Each one of these works slightly differently and has its own corresponding problems.
Thermostat: Another common problem arises from the thermostat of the furnace, which reads and controls the temperature.
Wear and Tear: Many heater repairs are needed from common wear and tear. Like any mechanical system, a furnace requires working parts and after years of use these components will inevitably need maintenance or become worn and malfunction.
How Do I Know When Something is Wrong?
There are a few different indications that your furnace is not working properly. Sometimes catching these signs early can save you some hassle by getting a technician out as soon as possible.
The following may be indicators of an issue:
Old Furnace: If your furnace has been there longer than you can remember, you might consider getting a new one, since an old furnace eventually begins to break down from use.
Ineffective Heating: The main function of your furnace, of course, is that it heats the cool air of your house to increase the temperature. If you notice that your heater is running but the air is not warming up, this is a good indication that something has gone wrong.
Rumbling: Strange noises like pops or unusually loud whirring coming from your heater might also indicate that something is misfiring or malfunctioning.
Diagnosing the Problem
If you suspect that something is going on with your heater, you want to diagnose the problem right away. If heater repairs are completed with enough time you might avoid the problem getting bigger and costing you more money or time. The quicker you identify the problem, the better. If you begin to hear strange noises, notice your furnace is not heating properly, or if you’re having to relight the pilot on a frequent basis, it’s time to call a technician for inspection, maintenance, and/or repair. Our technicians will come to your house and carefully inspect the problem and give you an accurate description of the problem and the recommended solutions.
The Repair Process
Once our technician identifies the problem, they will provide you with information on how best to proceed and the adequate heater repairs. Depending on the severity of the problem, you might require a simple repair process or the problem might suggest you need a new furnace. If your furnace is older than 15 years old, it might be letting you know that it’s time to replace it.
Increase in energy bill despite frequent heater repairs.
Increased repairs in recent years and a reduced ability in its heating capabilities.
Strange noises and not enough heating.
Stay Warm with Diaz Services Heater Repairs
Don’t suffer this winter! Get your heater serviced and maintained so that your house can be warm and cozy throughout the coldest months of the year. Having a furnace problem in the middle of the night can be a hassle and interrupt your entire week or weekend. Diaz Services will maintain your system so that it runs smoothly as long as possible. If your furnace is on its last legs, we will remove and install your new furnace in no time. Call us today at 915-822-0039.