Typical Heating Problems
At AC Heating Repair Longmont, we understand you’re likely to be pretty alarmed if something goes wrong with your heating facilities. They affect your comfort, your household appliances, hot water, and more. We’ve operated for years in the Longmont, CO area, and we can assist in the repair and maintenance of your furnaces and heaters, so don’t worry, we have you covered. Heating problems can certainly be scary for customers, and we believe part of the reason this is the case is that the understanding of them is not widespread. Some of the more familiar problems we’ve resolved for our customers over the years are listed below.
Lack of Maintenance
Whether you’re using a gas heater, a furnace, or any other heater system, they need regular care and maintenance. Often a bit of an afterthought for property owners, HVAC appliances are vulnerable to otherwise unnecessary repairs and replacements if you don’t look after them. You should check the condition of your thermostat, your air or oil filters, your piping or duct system, and more, regularly. Whichever system you’re operating will have these needs, but if they aren’t easily accessible, you can always employ our services for a stress-free check-up.
Whether you have a hybrid (dual fuel heat pumps), gas, or electric heating system, it will need fuel to run properly. If it’s low on fuel, or it isn’t the right type of fuel for the system, it’s going to struggle to run effectively. These issues mostly arise when you pump your own heating oil, as instruction hasn’t been given when the system was first installed. The wrong fuel is used, or it’s injected improperly, and the system fails or works at a lower capacity. Our furnace and air team can resolve any issues caused by this and instruct on how to treat the system going forward.
Moisture & Mold
Heating systems can play a role in the production and spread of mold, as they often provide a perfect mix of heat and moisture for rapid growth possibilities. Moisture build-up is often the result of insufficient insulation, or inadequate duct systems, and you’ll probably smell this problem before you see it! This can create a horrible living or working environment, and can undermine the long-term health or your heating system, so you’d be wise to invest in our diagnostic and cleaning facilities to resolve the situation.
Filtration & Airflow
If the boiler or furnace is the heart of your heating system, the filters, fans, belts and bearings are the veins and arteries. You can’t have a successful heating system without both components functioning well. Dirty, clogged filters restrict airflow, and force the system to work harder to push through air that isn’t even good quality. This is a particularly common problem in homes with smokers or pets. Heating systems are also likely to suffer if the system’s fans, motors, and ducts are not cleaned and maintained. Our team can detect where any faults or shortcomings in your heating system are limiting efficiency and output.