Winter is officially here. As we all snuggle up in our homes to stay warm, the last thing we want is a heater malfunction. Nothing can be quite as aggravating as being warm one second and then becoming instantly cold because your home heating system has stopped working. Here at J & M Air Conditioning & Heating, we strive to provide quick service during the winter months, when your heating system decides to shut down. Below are a few reasons why you may experience heater malfunction and how the unit will need to be repaired.
Heater Malfunction – What to Expect
Heater malfunction is not always noticed. They usually don’t make a loud dramatic scene to let you know that they are breaking down. It is up to you to recognize the signs of a heater malfunction. Don’t panic however, because that’s what we are here for. Check out the scenarios below that you may experience when during heater malfunction.
Sudden Heat loss
Sudden heat loss is one of the most classic issues to take place during a furnace breakdown. The furnace shuts off unexpectedly and you may not even notice it until your home gets really cold. This problem tends to occur at the coldest part of the night, so you may be asleep and not even notice it until the next morning. This could be caused by a large number of issues such as; loss of power, pilot light, or faulty wiring. Since there are so many possible causes of sudden heat loss it is important to leave the heating maintenance up to us here at J & M Air Conditioning & Heating. We can assess the unit and determine what the issue may be.
For example, if your pilot light ignition switch is out, we will replace it so your unit can operate once again. This is just one of many reasons why the system may have stopped producing heat.
Short cycling is when your furnace clicks on and off in short bursts instead of sustained durations. Since the furnace is operating on such short operating times, your home will never get warm like it should and the start-stop nature of operations will quickly add to the wear and tear of your heating system. If you notice that your furnace is short cycling, it is most likely due to a dirty filter.
The clogged air restricts the airflow, which causes a backup of air. The furnaces internal temperature will then reach high levels and the safety shut off switch will turn the unit off. Then because the thermostat is set to a certain temperature, it will fire your furnace back on repeating the same cycle. This is not good on your furnace and could lead to some major safety concerns if the internal temperature of your furnace gets too hot. If you believe your unit is short cycling, contact our office for an immediate response.
Call J & M Air Conditioning & Heating
Here at J & M Air Conditioning & Heating, we are here to help you with all of your HVAC maintenance needs. We have a team of highly trained professionals that are always eager to help. Whether you are having problems with your furnace like those listed above, or having some other issues on different heating systems, we have you covered. Customer satisfaction is one of our main goals and we make sure to provide only the best customer care and service in the HVAC industry. If you have any questions or concerns about your heating system, please give us a call or visit us on the web.