When to repair heating system
As the weather gets cooler, you’ll begin to run your heating system more and more, especially as the winter kicks in. The colder it gets outside, the warmer you want it to be inside, but what happens if your heater isn’t keeping your house warm? Then it’s time for heater repair.
There are several ways you can tell if your heater needs to be repaired. One of the first clues people often notice is a funny smell. While it’s normal for your heater to give off a burning odor the first time it’s turned on, that odor should go away in a short time. If it doesn’t, you may have a serious problem like a broken mechanical or electric part.
Odd noises like clanking, banging or screeching are sure signs a problem exists with your heater. Noises like this could indicate worn or loose parts or belt needs to be replaced.
Once your heater gets going, it should warm your home evenly throughout. If you notice areas of the house that are cold or too hot, your system isn’t heating efficiently. You could have problems with ducts or other issues.
Anytime your heater stops heating efficiently, or has problems with malfunctioning or broken parts, your HVAC system will have to work harder to produce heat. All this extra energy usage costs you more on your utility bills. Higher energy bills often mean you need heater repair.
If your system is experiencing any problems such as malfunctioning parts, call the experienced and reliable professionals at Superior Comfort for central heating repair. We can be reached by dialing (732) 810-0162.
What would cause a furnace not to kick on?
On a cold winter’s day, the last thing you want to happen is for your furnace not to kick on. Depending on whether it’s gas or electric, there are several reasons your furnace won’t come one. Many times, you’ll require heater repair to get the system working again. Here are some common issues you might encounter:
- Thermostat problems: Check the thermostat to see if it is moved to the “heat” setting before you call a service professional.
- No power: A blown circuit breaker or damaged or corroded wires may prevent power from getting to the system.
- Pilot light not on: For gas furnaces, the problem may be as simple as the pilot light hasn’t been switched on. Check under the furnace to make sure the pilot light is on before calling a professional.
- Not enough gas: Another common problem with gas furnaces is that not enough gas is getting to the system. This could be because the gas valve isn’t turned all the way on. If you smell gas, you might have a gas leak, and need to get the leak repaired immediately.
- Blower motor problems: If you have an inspection window on your system you can check to see if the blower motor is working. You’ll see a flashing green light if it is working. If not, it will be red or not blinking.
Condensation or drainage issues: Blockages in the drainage system or a faulty condensation removal pump may cause excess water to build up in the drainage reservoir. If the reservoir is full the system won’t turn on. A service professional will need to come out to see what’s causing the issue.
- Dirty air filter: An easy to resolve problem. All you have to do is change the filter, and do so regularly.
Heating repair and replacement program
If you need heater repair or replacement, and need help paying for it, you may qualify for the Heating Repair and Replacement Grant. This is a grant that helps low- and moderate-income homeowners pay for repairs or replacement on your primary heating system or furnaces. The grant is part of the government’s home weatherization program or LIHEAP, and you can check with your local Department of Social Services, Housing and Human Service Department or community action organization to find out if you qualify for the program. If you need water heater repair, you may also qualify for this grant program.
Heating repair cost
If you need heater repair, you may wonder, “How much does it cost to fix a furnace?” As with most repairs or maintenance services, costs will vary for repairs to furnaces. Variables that will affect the cost range from the type of furnace it is to its age, size and condition of the unit. On average, though, repairs run anywhere between $160 to as much as $800, with the median repair cost running around $300. Some services charge a fee to come out to diagnose the problem, but often the fee is either waived or figured into the cost of repairs if repairs are undertaken.
How much does it cost to replace HVAC system?
If you’re HVAC system is more than 10 years old or you’re spending more on heater repair or air conditioning repair than it would cost you for a new unit, it may be time to consider replacing the unit instead. For a central heating and air system, replacing both the air conditioner and heater at the same time can cost anywhere between $4,000 and $12,000. If both the heating and air units are about the same age, it’s normally recommended to replace both at the same time. However, you may have units of different ages or one in better condition than the other, and want to just install one unit at a time.
If live in an average size home and your air conditioner, for instance, is in relatively good condition, but you need a new furnace, you may wonder, “How much is a new furnace for a 2000 square foot home?” The costs will vary for the type of furnace you’re installing. On average, a gas furnace will run anywhere between $2,500 to $8,000, with a median price of about $5,000. Electric heating will cost between $2,000 to $4,000 to install.
What is HVAC unit?
When you hear the term HVAC, that refers to your combined heating and cooling system. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, and a combined system is now a standard for both residential and commercial buildings.
Heating repair in my area
If you are looking for high quality heater repair in Howell Township, NJ from local and experienced professionals, your reliable choice is Superior Comfort. We service all varieties of heaters. Schedule us today by calling (732) 810-0162.