Your heating system is a critical part of your home in in the Valley—especially during the winter when you might use every single day. Because your heating system is so important, it’s a good idea to keep a close eye on it. But how do you know when something has gone wrong? At Cooper Climate Control, we have responded to countless calls for heating repairs in the Valley-Metro area. We thought our customers would benefit from having a handy list of some of the most common heating repairs that we see.
Low Air Flow
This is a very common problem for our customers in the Valley with forced-air systems like furnaces and heat pumps. When you turn on your heating system you want your house to get warmer. Here are some of the causes of low air flow.
- Dirty air filter – Dirty air filters cause a ton of problems for your heating system. When they get dirty they can restrict air flow through your furnace and into your home.
- Fan – If you have a faulty blower, this can also decrease the air flow through your system. This can be because of an old belt or worn out fan bearings.
- Pinched ducts – Over time, your ducting can shift and pinch. This can restrict the air flowing through your home and reduce the air coming to each of your rooms.
Another big problem is a complete lack of heat.
- Pilot light or igniter – If you have a gas-fired or electrical furnace, you should first check the source of heat. If the pilot light has gone out or if the circuit breaker is tripped for your furnace, it won’t produce heat.
- Thermostat – A faulty thermostat might be misreading the temperature of the air in your home. If this is the case, it could be telling the furnace to just run the blower without producing any heat.
- Clogged water line – If you have a water-based heating system like a boiler, the hot water might not be getting to your radiators because of a clog in the line.
If your heater isn’t producing enough heat, these are some of the causes for that.
- Clogged air filter – When the air flow through your furnace is restricted, it will keep your heating system from delivering enough hot air.
- Thermostat – This is another problem that could be from the thermostat.
If your furnace is displaying any of these problems, contact Cooper Climate Control today. We have years of experience working on all types and brands of heating systems. We provide complete heating services in the Valley-Metro area and would be happy to talk with you about any issues that you’re experiencing.