Wall Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Furnace Repair’

Can I Perform Any Repairs on My Furnace on My Own?

Monday, December 25th, 2023

When something goes wrong with your furnace, especially if it happens during a cold snap, you want it dealt with right away. Scheduling an appointment at some time in the future is frustrating and inconvenient. Paying for emergency repairs when there’s an urgent heating failure on a weekend or holiday can be overwhelming.

If you’re generally a handy person, and enjoy doing projects and fixing things around the house, you might start to wonder: Is it possible to perform furnace repairs yourself?

No! We’ll explain why, but we’ll also tell you how you can troubleshoot. You might not need repairs at all!

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Important Gas Furnace Safety Tips

Monday, November 13th, 2023

How’s your gas furnace doing? Will it keep you cozy this winter? More importantly, will it keep you safe? We’ve got some tips about your gas furnace. Follow this checklist to help ensure that you and your family stay safe and warm this winter. 

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Most Common Furnace Repairs in Winter

Monday, January 9th, 2023

If you’re a new homeowner, or are in the position of caring for a furnace for the first time, it may seem mysterious and confusing. What should you expect? What can go wrong? The truth of the matter is that furnaces are generally quite reliable and you don’t need to worry too much about them. The best way to avoid furnace problems is to make sure you get preventative maintenance every year. This way, little issues won’t add up, dusty mess will be cleaned before it causes trouble, and moving parts will be lubricated to reduce wear and tear.

However, there will be times when a furnace encounters a real need for repair. We’ll go over a few of the things we see most often, so that if these problems do happen to your furnace, they won’t catch you by surprise.

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How Long Will My Furnace Last?

Monday, December 12th, 2022

Since you know how hard your furnace works to keep you cozy all winter, it’s no surprise that it won’t last forever. But you certainly don’t want furnace failure and the need for replacement to come as a sudden surprise. It can help to have a general idea of how long a furnace’s life can be. And while you definitely want to prolong that life and postpone replacing the furnace, you also don’t want to keep using a furnace that is a safety hazard, or one that has become so inefficient that it is costing you a lot more than it used to in energy usage.

How long can you expect your furnace to live, and how can you get the most out of it while avoiding excessive utility bills or safety risks? Here are some pointers.

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Does My Furnace Need Repair?

Monday, October 17th, 2022

Most of the time, we only think about our heating systems when they’re not working. As long as you are cozy during cold weather, it’s easy to ignore your furnace. But wouldn’t it be better to avoid having your heater break down entirely?

There are two things you can do to avoid having your heater stop working in the winter. First, take to heart a couple of tips on how to decrease the likelihood of a furnace problem. Then, pay attention to some particular clues of problems starting to brew. This way, you can get them repaired before they become severe enough that you end up with a freezing-cold house.

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“Help! My Furnace Burners Aren’t Lighting”

Monday, February 7th, 2022

furnace-jetsIsn’t it great to know that whenever you need warmth and comfort in your home during the winter, all you need to do is adjust the thermostat and your furnace just switches on and starts sending heated air through the ductwork into the various rooms of your home?

Except, what about when this doesn’t happen as it should? Nobody can guarantee that a furnace will work without malfunctions throughout its entire service life—after all there is natural wear and tear to consider. Of course, routine professional maintenance will definitely reduce the risk of sudden repair needs. In fact, maintenance can help prevent up to 85% of the repairs your furnace may ever need!

But maintenance or not, a furnace can surprise you every now and then—and burners that won’t turn on is certainly an unpleasant surprise. So what’s going on when this occurs? Read on to find out!

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Troubleshooting a Failed Furnace

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

furnace-with-pipesWhen your gas furnace doesn’t come on during a cold winter day, that’s a problem. It may be a big problem. Or it could be a small oversight. You can depend on our expert technicians for the HVAC service in Lawrenceville, GA to restore your furnace to working condition. But before you call us, there are a few basic troubleshooting steps to go through to make sure you don’t have a minor issue you can correct yourself.

Please note: we’re not advocating for you to attempt a “do-it-yourself” furnace repair! Troubleshooting doesn’t involve getting out the toolkit and opening the furnace panel. Don’t go beyond the simple steps listed below to see what’s wrong with your furnace. You only want experienced pros like us to service a gas-powered heating system. We’re licensed and insured, so you can expect the best and safest repair help from us.

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“Do I Need to Shut Down My Furnace When Temperatures Warm?”

Monday, March 9th, 2020

technician-working-on-furnaceOur short answer to this is, “it’s not a bad idea!”

Of course, before you end the use of your furnace for the season, it’s a good idea to take care of any pending needs for furnace repair in Buford, GA. Letting a furnace in disrepair sit in wait can lead to much bigger and costlier problems than you might anticipate.

Assuming you’ve taken care of repair needs, shutting down your furnace once temperatures warm up enough to do so can help cut down on energy costs. Read on to learn more!

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Never Neglect These Signs You Need Furnace Repair

Monday, February 24th, 2020

heating-ventImagine it’s the coldest day of winter, and you want into your home after a long day out to discover it’s practically no warmer inside than it was outside. Fortunately, you won’t have to deal with chilly temperatures for very much longer at the time of this blog post. But that certainly doesn’t mean you should neglect any signs you need furnace repair.

Holding off on furnace repairs could mean you find yourself facing a severe problem with the system by the end of winter, potentially even in the form of a premature breakdown. But how can you tell if your furnace needs repair?

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Could a Faulty Thermostat be Bad for Your Furnace?

Monday, December 16th, 2019

old-thermostatWe are pretty fortunate in our area that we don’t have to deal with the severely cold temperatures that homeowners contend with throughout other parts of the country. As a result, you don’t have to worry about your heating system too much, right? However, even if our heater usage is relatively brief, don’t you want to do everything possible to save energy, and subsequently, money?

A faulty thermostat, or even how you use your thermostat, can play a big role in this—not only as winter approaches and we start using our heaters but also during the cooling season. We’re here for you when you do need expert service and advice, but in the meantime we’d like to help you understand a bit more the relationship between your thermostat and HVAC system, so you know when to call our team for help.

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