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Spotting the Signs for Heating Repairs

Monday, January 14th, 2019

service-timeGeorgia is certainly not known for any record-breaking cold temperatures. However, this in no way means that you can afford to underestimate the importance of your home heating system. Those very homeowners that say things like it’s not that bad off or hey, it’s running well enough are the same homeowners that wind up contacting us for heating repair in Woodstock, GA, right when they need their systems their most. Trust us, it is always in your best interest to handle problems when they first come up.

Of course, not every problem that you may encounter with your heater is going to give you obvious warning signs early on. Because of this, you’ll definitely want to keep today’s post in mind. We are going to give you some tips about spotting the signs that heating repairs are imminent. No, you’re not going to have a 100% success rate at eliminating problems before they cause some damage or become more serious. But knowing what to look for will give you the upper hand that you need to protect your system and your comfort—and even your safety.

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Don’t Fall for DIY HVAC Tips

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

heating-technicianPeople love DIY projects. There are websites dedicated to providing you with tips and tricks about how to do certain projects yourself. Certainly, you can build yourself a new centerpiece, or even paint an old coffee table, but there are some projects that are better left to experienced professionals.

HVAC projects require the hands of a trained technician. Often, doing something yourself leads to further damage. We understand that there are thousands of “how-to” videos online, but HVAC technicians undergo years of training to master their skills. Simply watching a video is not enough training for HVAC repairs.

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Why Schedule My Heating Repairs Now?

Monday, March 26th, 2018

heating-technicianOkay, so it is getting pretty late in the heating season. That does not mean that you should put your heater out of mind just yet, though. There are still some chilly temperatures in the forecast, particularly at nighttime, so you really want to be sure that your heating system is operating properly even this late into the season. That means that you need to have any necessary heating repairs completed sooner than later. When it comes to heating system repair in Atlanta, we’re the pros to call.

We understand that you may be ready to move past the heating season at this point. The heat of summer is not really that far off, and your mind may be drifting more toward your air conditioning system than it is your heater now. Even so, we must strongly recommend that you not overlook the need for prompt heating repairs when problems develop. You do not want to put them on the back burner until winter rears its head once more.

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How to Keep Heating Repairs to a Minimum

Monday, March 12th, 2018

furnace-wiringImagine a world in which you would never have to worry about your heating system running into operational problems of any kind, let alone breaking down entirely. Wouldn’t that be magnificent? Of course it would—most fantasy is. Here in the real world, though, we have to live according to truth and facts. The facts of this matter dictate that you will eventually require heating repairs in Canton, GA. When you do, you need to hire a professional heating repair technician to have the system put back on track properly.

While we are happy to handle your heating repair services for you, we also realize that it is far preferable to prevent those problems to begin with. No, even we cannot make your heater 100% reliable. What we can do, though, is help to keep your heating repairs to a minimum—and you can help! Read on for some tips about how you can avoid some problems with your home heating system. 

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Why Might a Heater Short Cycle?

Monday, November 6th, 2017

servicing-furnaceGeorgia is certainly — and rightfully — recognized more for its hot, sticky summers than it is for its winter weather. Just because winters around here don’t really pack the same severe punch as the heat of summer, though, does not mean that you can afford to overlook just how vital your heating system really is to your overall comfort. When temperatures do drop below the level of comfort, you’ll be glad that you had a professional tune up your system and that you acted quickly to have any problems with that heater resolved.

As is the case with any HVAC system, your heater may run into any number of operational issues. Some are a lot easier to spot than others, and a short cycling heater is definitely hard to overlook. Unfortunately, because the system is still up and running, some homeowners still manage to convince themselves that short cycling is not that serious of a problem. And it may not be — yet. Depending upon the cause of short cycling, however, you may require professional heating repair in Atlanta, GA.

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Heating Repair Concerns to Watch for in Late Winter

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

We’re already starting to experience a rise in temperatures here in the second half of February. But everyone knows how unpredictable the weather during the close of winter the beginning of spring can be. Your home’s heating system isn’t done with its job quite yet.

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What Those Strange Smells from the Furnace Might Mean

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Modern furnaces don’t yet have a complex artificial intelligence system that can instantly detect when there’s a malfunction, what type it is, and what needs to be done about. They do have ways to warn a homeowner that something is going wrong, although in a indirect way so they know it’s time to call trained HVAC professionals to investigate the heater, find out what’s actually wrong, and how to repair it. One of these warning signs is strange odors coming from the vents while the furnace is running. Below is a short guide to what these odors might mean.

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Yes, You Also Need to Change or Clean the Air Filter During Winter

Monday, October 19th, 2015

One of the important steps for regularly maintaining an air conditioning system during the summer is to change its air filter (or clean it if the AC uses a permanent filter) once a month. This advice also extends to your heating system if you have a furnace or other forced-air heater. Usually the heater shares the same cabinet with the air conditioner, and also uses the same filter that is housed where the return air ducts connected with the cabinet.

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Problems That May Occur with a Radiant Floor Heating System

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

No one likes to think about the repairs they may encounter with their heating system, but it’s likely that at some point you will need to call for heating repair in Macon City. If you have a radiant heating system, the repairs you may have to manage will depend at least somewhat on the kind of radiant heating system you have. There are two main types of radiant heating systems – hydronic and electric – and different repairs can develop with each type. As such, it’s best to address this question by breaking down the two types of systems first.

Hydronic

Hydronic radiant heating systems heat via hot water or steam. A boiler is needed to generate the hot water, so a boiler is an important part of a hydronic heating system. The types of repair problems that you may see with a hydronic radiant heating system are:

  • Issues with the boiler – boilers are durable and have fewer moving parts than a furnace, but age can wear a unit down. If the boiler isn’t working the way it’s supposed to, your radiant heating won’t, either.
  • Air lock – just as bubbles can get into the piping and cause an issue with a radiator, they can do the same with the PEX tubing used for your radiant heating. Air lock can cause a blockage in the flow of the steam or water, creating a cold spot where there should be heat.

Electric

Electric radiant heating uses cable that heats when electrified. The cable can be installed directly to subflooring, be installed as part of an electrically-conductive mat or set in cement. Repair problems that can develop with an electric radiant heating system are:

  • Tripping circuit breakers – depending on the size of your radiant flooring space, you may need to upgrade your electric box in order to accommodate the extra electrical load the flooring requires; if you don’t, you could end up with tripping circuit breakers that cut off the electricity and your heat.
  • Uneven heating – should the electric cables suffer any kind of damage or be defective, you could have sections of your flooring that aren’t getting any heat, resulting in uneven heating.

Radiant heating repairs in Macon City should always be handled by a trained expert, so if you are experiencing problems with your radiant heating, contact Premier Indoor Comfort Systems today.

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The Thermostat and Heating Repair

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

When your heating stops working, you are probably tempted to go straight to the heating unit and see what’s wrong, or call a professional to do it for you. No one can blame you for these actions. After all, if the heat stops working, it’s reasonable to assume that the heater is the cause. Believe it or not, however, this isn’t always the case. Read on to find out how the thermostat can affect your heating.

The Thermostat

The thermostat is like the central nervous system of your heating system. It is responsible for everything your heater does, from when it turns on to when it turns off and everything in-between. Modern thermostats are primarily constructed of a sensor, control circuit, and user interface.

Once the desired temperature is set, the thermostat waits until the sensor registers a rise or drop from that temperature. Once the sensor registers a temperature change, the control circuit orders the heating system to start up. Once the temperature rises back to where it should be, the thermostat turns the heating system off. Incidentally, this is why it doesn’t warm the house faster if you turn the thermostat up higher. The temperature of the air the heating system produces is always the same. A higher thermostat temperature will just cause the system to work longer before turning off.

Heating Repair

When you call an HVAC technician to your home to find out what’s wrong with your heating system, he or she will almost always check the thermostat first. That’s because, as mentioned previously, the thermostat is indispensable to the heating system’s operation. If the thermostat’s sensor is malfunctioning, the heater might never turn on. If the control circuit is broken, the heater might never turn off and vice versa. Even if the heating system itself is in absolutely perfect condition, a broken thermostat can prevent it from working. So, the next time your heater is having issues, don’t automatically assume there’s something wrong with it. Check the thermostat first, then call a professional.

If you’d like to know more, call Premier Indoor Comfort Systems. We provide heating repair throughout Roswell.

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