Common Furnace Repairs in Rockwall & Terrell

blogIt’s never a good day when something goes wrong with your heating system. But it doesn’t have to be a horrible day, either, especially when you call the right heating service company to fix the problem.

Call us a little biased if you want, but we’re very confident in our heating and cooling capabilities here at Absolute Air. More than that, we’re proud of our record of helping customers enjoy the best in indoor comfort for the lowest possible net cost.

How exactly do we go about that? One way is by emphasizing prevention over repair. And the best way to do that is with an annual heating system cleaning and inspection. With regular maintenance, you can count on your system running better, lasting longer, and keeping your furnace operation costs in check.

But let’s say something does go wrong with your furnace. After all, they aren’t made to last forever: 15-20 years is the norm. After that, it’s hanging on for dear life. If you’re having problems with your furnace right now, and wondering what the cause might be, here are the most likely candidates:

  • Dirty or clogged filter. A furnace can’t do its job of moving warm air from point A to point B if your filter is blocking its path. Which is why you need to clean or replace it every 30 days.
  • A problem with the fan in the blower motor. Dirt can build up anywhere inside your system, including the blower motor. And when there’s a sufficient build-up, it can hinder the operation of your fan and thus deprive you of heat.
  • A cracked heat exchanger. Even with the best of care, if you hang onto your furnace long enough, the heat exchanger is bound to crack. And when that happens, it’s probably not worth the cost to replace it. A cracked heat exchanger also represents a danger to your family as it can release gas fumes and carbon monoxide into your home.
  • Loss of power. This is what you HOPE the problem is, because it’s the easiest to fix. Which means before picking up the phone to call for professional assistance, first check to see if your furnace is getting power by checking its own power switch and cord, and then either your circuit breaker panel or fuse box.
  • Pilot light has gone out. This is another thing you can check on your own. In fact, if the pilot light gas completely gone out, or is anything other than a steady blue flame, try re-igniting it before taking any further action. But only if you think you can do so safely and accurately.
  • Problem with your thermostat. That’s right: the problem might not be with your furnace at all. A thermostat that has stopped working or isn’t working up to par can cause a total lack of heat, insufficient heat, or intermittent heat.

You know what each of these potential problems has in common with all the others? Absolute Air can fix every one of them: quickly, efficiently, and always with a guaranteed upfront price. We also provide 24/7 emergency service for those time when the problem just can’t wait until morning. So whatever you do, don’t suffer with not enough or no heat, not when Absolute Air is on hand to make matters right again.