Gas Furnace Repairs
Common repairs we do for gas furnaces.
Just like any air conditioning equipment a gas furnace needs a fan to bring that comfy warm air to you. The blower motor could have gone bad and that’s why there is no air being delivered. Also, a bad start capacitor can prevent it from starting and a run capacitor can prevent it from running.
The heat that is transferred from the combusted gas in the furnace is transferred through the heat exchanger. It cools and heats a lot so it expands and shrinks a lot which may cause it to crack. If the heat exchanger is cracked enough it won’t transfer heat and will leave your home in the cold.
The pilot light is what ignites the furnace in order for it to heat your home. They can usually be lighted again but if it keeps going out then it may need to be replaced.
Heat Pump Repairs
Common repairs we do for heat pumps.
Heat pumps use Freon to heat the home. There may be a Freon leak that wasn’t caught during the summer or maybe it recently occurred. Your system may be running low on Freon.
The reversing valve reverses the flow of Freon so that heat is brought from the outside to the inside of your home. If the reversing valve is stuck or broken then the system won’t be able to heat.
Frozen Condenser Coil
When heating your home, the condenser coil (outdoor coil) will freeze at times because it takes heat from outside and brings it inside your home. Since its probably already cold outside and heat is being removed it will get so cold the coils freeze. Your unit has a defrost mode to remedy that situation because this can happen regularly throughout the winter. Basically, the unit switches back into cooling mode and defrost the condenser by bringing heat to the coils. A bad defrost board will prevent the unit from switching into this brief cooling mode, leaving your unit frozen and stopping the cycle of bringing heat into your home.