Furnace Repairs in St. Louis
Our licensed HVAC Comfort Team technicians are expertly trained and licensed to repair all major brands of furnaces, boilers, heat pumps and air handler heaters. Your satisfaction is our number one priority, so we will never steer you in the wrong direction by suggesting unnecessary repairs, or a whole new HVAC system.
For some homeowners, it can be tempting to try and tackle furnace repairs or installations on their own, even if they have not been properly trained. For your own safety, we ask that if you are not properly trained, certified or licensed, please do not attempt to work on your own heating system regardless of how minor the problem may seem to be. Please call a licensed heating and cooling company, it does not need to be us, just as long as they are properly trained, to evaluate your heating and cooling system issues.
During the cold winter months when your furnace is working its hardest, there are a number of things that can go out or act up in your furnace. Here are a few simple, nontechnical things you can check to see if your furnace is working correctly. If any of these describe problems you are experiencing with your system, please contact us immediately and we will send a service technician to your home to further diagnose the problem:
- Is your system blowing cold air?
- Is the thermostat not working? Make sure to try to change the batteries in the thermostat.
- Is the Furnace making a loud noise?
- Does the pilot light not stay lit?
The Five Most Common Problems with Your Heating And Furnace System
1. Lack of MaintenanceIgnoring your furnace or heating system will only lead to energy loss, unexpected breakdowns, costly malfunctions, and an overall poorly performing unit. In the long run, it will cost less money to stick to a regularly scheduled maintenance program than to face the cost of a furnace replacement or furnace repair.
2. Dirty or Clogged FiltersAs a homeowner wanting to extend the life of your furnace and keep it running efficiently, the number one maintenance item on your list should be to change out the filter on a monthly basis.
3. Mechanical Wear and TearAlthough your furnace may look like a big, empty metal box, it actually has many sensitive moving mechanical parts, such as belts and bearings, that can eventually wear down and cause a furnace to overheat or create air flow problems.
4. Pilot or Ignition Control ProblemsThere are two types of ignition systems in today's modern heating units: hot surface ignition and intermittent pilot. A hot surface ignition system uses a resistance heating element, controlled electronically to ignite the gas burner. An intermittent pilot system is also electronically controlled but uses a high-voltage electric spark to ignite the gas pilot and then the main burners.
5. Thermostat MalfunctionsImagine your thermostat as the brains of your furnace operation, determining when heat is to be produced and how much. Issues or malfunctions with your thermostat could translate into larger, tangible problems, such as no heat, fan operation failure or intermittent heat.