Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating Repair’

4 Steps for a Safer Heating Season

Monday, January 1st, 2018

smoke-detector-fireFor an air conditioning and heating company, there are really only two seasons that matter: cooling season and heating season. During the cooling season (spring and summer), we like to remind people to change their filters, maintain their AC equipment, and ensure their central ACs are good to go for the season. You can’t be without air conditioning in our summer climate!

But in the heating season, we’re more focused on advising our friends and neighbors on heating safety. After all, safety is the number one priority for your family, so it’s our main priority too! Follow these tips to avoid dangerous situations as you use your heater, and know your family is safe.

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Why Is the Furnace Putting Out Cool Air?

Monday, December 4th, 2017

shivering-woman-scarfIt’s important to pay attention to subtle problems with your heating system, no matter how small they may be. Even the smallest problems should not be ignored, as a furnace cannot fix itself and can only worsen.

Of course, there are those problems you couldn’t ignore if you tried, too. When your furnace puts out cold air instead of warm, you want to do something—fast. So what’s the deal? Could you repair it on your own? Will you have to replace the furnace?

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4 Ways to Prevent Heater Repair

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

opening-furnace-cabinetMaking a sudden repair to a heating system in the middle of January is a major pain point for so many homeowners. And yet, few people take the steps earlier in the year, when fall temperatures are just starting to cool down, to prevent heating repair so it’s not such an urgent problem. Wouldn’t it be nice to get through the winter worry-free this year?

While we cannot guarantee your heating system will not break down this year, we can tell you that the following steps can significantly reduce the chances that you’ll need an emergency heating repair later on. You just have to take these steps early in the season!

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Call an Expert for Heating Repair at the Beginning of the Heating Season

Monday, October 26th, 2015

You turn on your heating system this season only to realize that it is not performing as well as it did last year. But since your home is a bit warmer, you decide it might be okay if you wait to schedule repairs. However, as any technician will warn you, this is a very risky practice. As you can guess, large heating systems don’t just fix themselves, and you may end up with some larger problems on your hands.

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Repairs an Electric Furnace May Need

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

An electric furnace allows homes without a connection to a gas line to enjoy the benefits of a furnace’s heating power. Electric furnaces also require fewer repairs than gas furnaces—but they will still need repair work from time to time.

It is crucial that you never attempt furnace repair on your own whenever you detect that something is wrong with the heater. Although an electric furnace offers fewer hazards than a natural gas furnace, it is still too complicated an electrical device for you to manage unless you have professional training. Instead, call on HVAC experts in heating repair in Aztec, NM, like the skilled technicians at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. We offer 24-hour emergency service.

Some repairs you may need for your electric furnace

  • Heating element replacement: The heart of an electric furnace is the array of electrical heating elements that create the heat that transfer to the air that is then sent out through the blower into the ventilation system. The heating elements consist of coils that grow hot as electric current runs through them. A heating element can burn out, just as any electrical device. If you notice that your electric furnace isn’t providing as much heat as it used to, the issue may be that one of the elements is burnt out and needs to be replaced.
  • Wiring repairs: A malfunctioning furnace will sometimes cause tripped circuit breakers whenever it turns on. When this occurs repeatedly, call on professionals to see what wiring troubles may lay behind this problem and fix them.
  • Blower motor repairs: The motor that runs the blower fan does an immense amount of mechanical work, more than any other part of the furnace, and without regular maintenance it can start to lose lubrication and wear down to the point of burning out. If the airflow from your furnace stops, you probably have a broken blower motor or damaged relays, and a technician can either repair or replace it.

Keep in mind that although an electrical furnace may still continue to operate even with a malfunction, it will operate less efficiently and drain extra power. A poorly working electric furnace can become quite expensive to run! Don’t pay more for home heating than you have to, and never settle for lesser performance form your furnace: call for professional heating repair service in Aztec, NM from Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

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Repairs Your Furnace May Need

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Furnace repairs are some of the most common kinds of heating repairs in the country, purely because they happen to be the most common kind of heating system on the market. As they are the most common heating systems available, it stands to reason that you are one of the many homeowners that use one. It’s always a good idea to know some of the vulnerabilities that your heating system has to certain issues. With that in mind, let’s look at some of the more common repairs that your furnace will need.

Broken Air Handler

The air handler is the collection of parts that is responsible for circulating warm air throughout the house. It is comprised of two main parts, the motor and the fan. Older systems also included a rubber loop called a “fan belt,” though this has since been phased out. The most common air handler issue has to do with the motor itself.

The air handler motor is equipped with several lubricated bearings, designed to keep it running smoothly and with as little friction as possible. These bearings can dry out over time, slowly increasing the friction on the motor during operation. Eventually, the motor has to take on so much extra strain without the bearings that it burns itself out. If you hear a grinding sound coming from your furnace, that’s the sound of the bearings wearing down. You should call a professional to examine it as soon as possible.

Malfunctioning Thermostat

A malfunctioning thermostat can affect the entire furnace system, owing to the central nature that it plays. The thermostat is the core control for any heating system, and without it the furnace just won’t work. An easy way to identify a malfunctioning thermostat is simply to check the display. If everything is displaying correctly, including the settings and temperature, then the thermostat is likely doing fine. If the temperature is off, or the thermostat isn’t responding, then you likely have an issue with the sensor or control boards. It is also possible for a thermostat to appear fine, but fail to reach the furnace because of a loose or severed electrical connection between them.

If your furnace is experiencing trouble, call Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. to schedule an appointment with us. We provide professional heating repair service in the Bloomfield, NM area.

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