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3 Heating Repair Needs You Might Have

opening-furnace-cabinetThe wintertime weather isn’t breaking up quite yet which means that it is a good time to make sure that your heater isn’t about to break down. After all those cozy nights in bed likely won’t be very cozy if your home temperature plummets into the 30s.

Of course, scheduling a timely heating repair in Bloomfield, NM is going to be one of the best ways to ensure that your heater keeps running smoothly. In order to do this though, especially within the time frame when it will make the most difference, you will need to know what the signs are that there is a problem in the first place.

We want to help you by giving you some information on what some common repair needs are and how to identify them.

3 Heating Repair Needs and Their Warning Signs

So what heating repair needs might your system have that you should get fixed? We have provided some information to answer this question below to help you out before you are dealing with a full breakdown.

1. Blower Motor Trouble

The blower motor is responsible for running the blower fan which blows the warm air your heater creates into your home. Over time, the belt that runs your blower motor might wear down or break, or other parts may come loose or break as well. You can tell that there is a problem with your  blower  motor is you hear squealing (caused by the belt) or clanging (caused by loose fan blades); additionally, reduced airflow is also a big indicator that there is a problem with this part of your heater.

2. Issues with Ignition

When you turn on your heater, the furnace has to ignite a flow of gas to get the burners going. A problem with the ignition in your furnace heater is going to impact the ability for your home to be heated at all and can cause a good amount of damage if left unaddressed. Listen for extended clicking which is caused by a struggling starter, or the sound of booming which is created when the ignition is delayed and gas is allowed to build up.

3. Heat Exchanger Danger

Your heat exchanger is the part of your furnace that combustion gases flow into in order to heat the metal which then warms the air around it. Your heat exchanger may develop a crack which is a hindrance to your comfort and a danger to your health. If you hear a rattling noise from your furnace, notice a reduction in the level of warmth you are getting and smell gas or rotten eggs, shut your furnace down and call for repairs as quickly as possible.

These are just a few potential repair needs that your furnace heater may have. If you notice that your heater is struggling but aren’t sure of the cause, it is always better to be safe than sorry and reach out for repairs from a professional HVAC technician.

Don’t waste your time with the run-around. Give us a call and let us do it right the first time! Reach out to Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. to get started.

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