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Don’t Sweat it: These Heater Repairs Aren’t as Bad as You Think


Your heater has so many working parts that it can be intimidating to approach repairs. Something breaks, you don’t know what the problem’s cause is, and the whole ordeal is kind of scary.

Many heater repairs aren’t as scary as you think they are. Professional heating repair in Douglasville, GA can help, but it’s also important to know what to look for so you can explain the problem to your technicians before they arrive. Here’s a list of some of the most common heater problems and what they mean.

Airflow Problems

Airflow is critical to your heater. Furnaces are forced-air heating systems, so when it has a hard time pushing air, you’re not going to heat your home all too well.

Thankfully, most airflow problems are attributed to dusty filters that you can switch out. Simply make sure that you’re changing your filter every 30-60 days, and most airflow problems should stop.

Then there’s the problem of too much air. It sounds like a good problem to have, but in reality, it’s when your furnace fan goes too fast and cools the air while forcing it through your ductwork. Airflow problems can usually be fixed quickly, unless your blower motor dies on you.

Aggravating Thermostat

You set the temperature, walk away, then when you return, it’s not where you put it. Don’t worry–it’s not a ghost that wants to spend your money on energy bills. It’s just a miscalibrated thermostat.

This is something that you can fix on your own, or if you’re not keen on it, a technician can take care of it for you. Right now it’s not sending the right information to the heater, but recalibrating it can fix that problem.

Clogged Drain Line

Your furnace has water runoff that exits through a drain line. If that drain line becomes clogged, your furnace will start leaking water (which you really, really do not want).

Mold can build up in the drain line and make it difficult or impossible for water to pass through. This just means the line needs to be flushed with a light bleach solution. Depending on how comfortable you are with the concept, you could even do this on your own, but we advise waiting for a professional to handle it for you.

Duct Leaks

When you send hot air through your ductwork, there’s a specific air pressure inside of those ducts that help with delivery. When there’s a leak, it not only lowers that efficiency, but it also means warm air slips out and you waste money. Duct sealing isn’t too intense and only needs to be done every once in a blue moon.

Big or Small, We Fix Them All

Whether the issue is big and needs a critical repair, or it’s standard maintenance and small issues, there’s no job that we can’t handle.

Give us a call today if you’re having any problems with your heater. We’ll diagnose the issue and get it fixed up before you know it.

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