iAir Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating Repair’

Do You Have the Right Service for Heating Repair?

Monday, February 26th, 2018

new-heating-systemThe end of winter tends to see the most heater breakdowns and repair calls in our neck of the woods. Heating systems have been running regularly for months now, and while temperatures will start going up again soon, there’s still a few more weeks to get through where our heating systems will be vital. If your system is experiencing trouble and has a serious breakdown, you need a qualified heating repair company to arrive and get the problem fixed right away.

But which service should you call? There are a number of qualified companies throughout the greater Austin area, and in the end, only the homeowner can determine which service is the best fit for their needs. There are, however, several qualities you should look for in service you call that can make that decision easier. We’ve included a list of the most important below.

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Heating Repair Services Are Needed When the Air Flow Is Low

Monday, January 1st, 2018

lower-cooling-costsMost heating systems in the area are forced-air furnaces, which generate heat in a single locale and then blow it through your home via a series of ducts. It’s inexpensive and effective, especially in towns with mild winters like ours. You may find it strange if the air flow out of one or more vents has dropped, but not think much about it. It doesn’t seem to be a huge deal. In point of fact, however, it can signal a serious problem. If you detect lower air flow coming out of your furnace, turn it off and call in a repair service immediately.

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Furnace Repair Issues Can Be Detected Now

Monday, December 18th, 2017

lower-cooling-costsWinter arrives slowly in the Austin area, and even at its worst, it doesn’t get nearly as cold in our neck of the woods as it does further north. Nevertheless, we need our heating systems to keep warm on the chilly winter nights, and chances are you’ve already had to run your heater more than once this fall. That makes now an excellent time to spot any problems that your heating system may have.

Laymen should never attempt to diagnose a heating problem, much less repair one. Heating systems are complex and contain potentially dangerous components such as gas lines. Determining the exact cause of an issue, much less fixing it, requires formal training and licensing from the state. That doesn’t mean you can’t spot the signs that something is wrong, however, and call in a trained technician to deal with the issue. Generally speaking, anything that doesn’t match your heater’s normal functioning is cause for concern. However, there are several common symptoms that recur across a wide variety of problems. The next time you turn your heating system on, watch for these specific issues, which can include, but are not limited to the following:

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Cover Heating Repair Issues While the Weather Is Still Warm

Monday, December 4th, 2017

heating-repair-servicesOne of the benefits of living where we do is that cold weather arrives late and leaves early. We have a tendency to avoid focusing on our heating systems the way we would our air conditioners because of this. Certainly, our air conditioners see much more use during the year, and therefore need more attention. But chances are you’ve already used your heating system a number of times, and its usage is only going to grow more frequent as the weather continues to cool. If you’ve noticed any kind of a problem with your heating system, now is the time to schedule repairs. Doing so will ensure that the heater works exactly the way it should for the rest of the winter. What kind of problems should you be looking for? We’ve provided a brief explanation below.

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Do You Need Emergency Services?

Monday, January 9th, 2017

We’re in for a cold winter here in Austin, TX, and if your heating system goes down without warning, you need to get it fixed quickly. Unfortunately, not every breakdown takes place in the middle of the day when you can easily call and schedule repairs. And if your heater stops in the dead of night or over the weekend, an emergency heating repair call may be necessary. But when should you make an emergency call and when can the problem be resolved with a regular heating repair session? A few guidelines are presented below.

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Troubleshoot Your Furnace before Calling Repairs

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

When your furnace shuts down, it can be a source of panic. Winters are cold here in Round Rock, TX, and even a day without proper heating can be devastating. Most homeowners are quick to call in a repair service when their gas furnace won’t turn on, and in many cases, that swiftness is justified. But sometimes, the causes of the shutdown are simple and can be resolved without having to call for a technician. You should always troubleshoot your furnace and determine that this isn’t the case before turning to the professionals. How? Here are a few quick steps.

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Why Does My Furnace Smell?

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Winters are fairly mild here in Manor, TX, and many households may have fired up their heating systems only recently after a lengthy summer. You may be caught off-guard by a strange smell wafting through the system when you turn it on. In most cases, that’s cause for concern, and the sooner you call in a professional service to get on the issue, the better off you’ll be. Only a trained technician can diagnose and treat the issue in question, but the nature of the smell can sometimes give you an idea of where the technician should look.

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Is Your Furnace Not Blowing Air?

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Austin, TX features comparatively mild winters, and most homes in the area use forced-air furnaces to keep their homes warm. It’s a simple and effective system: using burners and a heat exchanger to warm the air, then blowing it through the ducts in your home with a fan. But what happens when the fan stops blowing air, or if the air flow exists, but is severely reduced? The short answer is it spells trouble that you need to have addressed quickly.

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Check for Heating Problems Early in the Season

Monday, October 17th, 2016

The weather takes a turn for the chilly every October here in Georgetown, TX, in anticipation of the cold winter months to come. Chances are you’ve already put your home’s heating system to use, especially during our increasing low temperatures at night. If you have an older heater, or one that struggled through last winter, now is the time to check for heating problems to see if you need repairs. Specifics vary and you should never attempt to diagnose a problem yourself. But by checking for general signs, you should be able to determine if a problem exists. Such signs can include anything that you don’t normally associate with your heating system’s normal functioning. More specifically, look for the following.

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How Can I Tell I Need Heating Repair?

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Considering our mild winters here in Austin, TX, it can be tough determining when your heater is in need of repairs. Obvious signs like an inability to turn it on are easy enough to diagnose—but not all symptoms are so clear-cut. If you can spot those smaller symptoms, you can get an early jump on the problems they represent, and hopefully save yourself hassle and money in the bargain.

How can you tell you need heating repair? Here are a few telltale signs.

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