The first step in heating repair is knowing when to call a heating company. Unless you recognize the signs of a problem with your heater, your local technician will be unable to help. Heating problems are often a result of a combination of factors, rather than a single culprit. Because your heating system may include ductwork, as well as any auxiliary systems like zone control or air quality control units, diagnosing the problem tends to be complex. Fortunately, heating repair in Geneva, OH is as easy as contacting one of the technicians at Apple Heating & Cooling. Call today!
Heating problems vary from heater to heater, and depend on whether you have a boiler, furnace, heat pump, or geothermal heat pump, but here are some general guidelines that may indicate you need heating repair:
- Inadequate heating. This is a common issue, although the cause is not always obvious. If your thermostat is faulty, then it cannot adequately communicate with your heater, in which case it will need to be calibrated or replaced. If there is a ductwork leak or crack, then you may be heating areas of your home that don’t require heating, such as your attic, unfinished basement, or inside the walls.
- Heater won’t start. This problem is often electrical: the electrical connection between the heater and the circuit breaker may be frayed or damaged, or you may have just blown a fuse. If you have a gas boiler or furnace, and your heater won’t ignite, you may have a faulty thermocouple, which is a device designed to protect the system and your home should the pilot light go out. It may have also picked up on a pilot light fault.
- Uneven heating. With an appropriately sized and professionally installed heater, you should not encounter cold spots within your home. These can be an indication of an air handler problem or a clogged air filter. If you built-in zone control, then one of your electric dampers may no longer be operative.
There are various reasons to call for heating repair—these are just a few. Once you have identified that there is a problem, the next step is to call Apple Heating & Cooling for heating repair in Geneva, OH. We’ll have your system back up and running in no time!