AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating Repair’

When to Replace or Repair Your Heater

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Your heater is vital to the comfort and efficiency of your home. The decision to repair or replace your system is just as important, and requires a thorough knowledge of how the system works and how long it’s supposed to last.

Unfortunately, most homeowners don’t have access to the details of this type of information. They must rely on their local HVAC contractor to give them the details about the condition of their heater, the efficiency levels, and whether it’s time to replace the system instead of performing a heating repair in Savannah, GA. This can be incredibly difficult, especially when dealing with an amateur HVAC technician who doesn’t know what they’re talking about.

That’s why we can offer some sound advice to help you figure out whether your heater needs a repair or a total replacement. And—if you’re looking for an HVAC team that isn’t full of amateurs, we’re available!

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3 Signs You Need Furnace Repair

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Furnace repair isn’t just something that you can always prepare for. Unfortunately, just like our cars, electronic devices, and other systems we use regularly, furnaces will need certain repairs throughout their lifespans and there’s not much anyone can do about it.

That being said, a homeowner that notices they need furnace repair early compared to a homeowner that ignores the constant plights of their heating system can make all the difference in the world. That’s why, if you’re the former of the two, we’ve got some inspiring words for you that can help mitigate a repair issue in the future.

When you notice the signs of furnace repair in Savannah, GA and contact a professional accordingly, there’s a pretty good chance it will be nipped in the bud and your system will remain healthy and strong. So, take a look at some of the ways your furnace could be telling you it needs repairs!

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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Wait for Heating Repair

Monday, March 5th, 2018

tools-maintenance-repairNobody wants to buy something they don’t actually need. Of course, you need a heater to get through the coldest weather of winter. But do you need to schedule heating repair when you are not using your heater very often, or when the problem doesn’t seem very severe?

When you notice a problem with your heater, and it’s not an emergency situation, you might be tempted to wait a while before scheduling repairs. After all, you can save a little money if you deal with the problem for now and make that repair later…right? We don’t think this is a wise idea.

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Heat Pump Repairs You May Need This Winter

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

cold-man-thermostat-handsA versatile heating and cooling system in one, the heat pump is what we recommend to so many of our customers looking for heating and air conditioning. It’s highly efficient and can keep you warm throughout the winter, but that doesn’t make it immune to problems.

Heat pumps can suffer from a number of problems in the summer, when it works as an air conditioner, or in the winter, when it works as a heater. Today, we want to focus on problems that tend to occur in the winter—some of which may surprise you!

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Why We Never Recommend DIY Heating Repair

Monday, November 13th, 2017

tools-maintenance-repairReady to take on your next do-it-yourself project around the house? Great! We appreciate artists, crafters, woodworkers, and general DIY-ers. Painting the kitchen, making a scrapbook, upcycling an old dresser, and replacing the grout in the kitchen are all admiral projects to take on. However, there are some things that should always be left to the professionals.

When it comes to your heating system, DIY work is rarely if ever a good idea. Repairing a furnace or heat pump can waste more money than it saves. Besides, it’s not worth risking your heating system or your health. When you notice a problem with your heating system, call a qualified contractor. Learn why DIY heating repair may not be your best bet in today’s guide.

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When Should I Call in a Technician to Repair My Heater?

Monday, January 25th, 2016

You want to save as much money as possible, which is why you might not exactly be thrilled when your heater breaks. You’re hoping that maybe the problem will resolve itself, or that it will remain minor. Unfortunately, this simply isn’t the case. Eventually, even the smallest of heating system issues can turn into something worse, which is why we recommend calling in a technician ASAP.

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How Often Does a Dual Fuel Hybrid System Need Repairs?

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

When combining two systems to heat your home, there can be some concern that this may create bigger, more frequent repair problems. The truth is, you’ll deal with the same kind of problems with a hybrid heating system as you would with any other system. Why? Because each system works independently, so the problems that can develop are the same for you as other homeowners with separate systems. Any kind of heating repair for any system in Savannah should always be handled by experts, so if you are experiencing any problem with your heating, contact AAction Air today!

Repairs

Frequency of repairs for any whole-home system tends to run in accordance with the number of moving parts a system has and its average lifespan. Heat pumps have very few moving parts and an average lifespan of 20-25 years. Furnaces have a number of moving parts, particularly in the blower assembly, and an average lifespan of 15-20 years. However, the gas furnace doesn’t operate as much as a single gas furnace, so this takes some wear and tear off the system. The same can be said of the system’s heat pump: because the heat pump can switch to the back-up furnace in very cold weather, it, too, doesn’t have to work under highly stressful conditions. The bottom line is that while no one can predict how many repairs your heating system will need, a hybrid heating system should have no more, and could have less, than more traditional systems.

Types of Repairs

Here are some of the kinds of repairs you may see with a hybrid heating system:

  • Issues with the heat pump – heat pumps can develop refrigerant leaks, motor issues with the compressor and/or issues with the condenser.
  • Issues with the furnace blower – the fan, or blower, of a furnace can develop problems with the motor, the fan blades and the fan belt.
  • Issues with lighting – if the pilot isn’t lighting, there may be an issue with the electronic ignition, the gas valve or a problem with the nozzle.

A hybrid heating system is an effective, dual-action system that shouldn’t require any extra heating repair in Savannah. If you have concerns about your hybrid heating system, call us today!

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Why You Should Hire a Heating Professional Instead of DIY

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Whether you have a furnace, a heat pump, or some other form of heating system, it is a critical and expensive part of your home. In Savannah, you probably use it every day during the winter. It’s normally a good idea to let a trained and licensed heating technician make any and all repairs or adjustments to your heating system. Below we explore a couple reasons why that is.

Safety

Probably one of the most important reasons why you should let a heating professional work on your heater is for safety reasons. Without the proper qualifications there are several health and safety risks that could result from attempting to do-it-yourself.

  • Gas Leaks – If you have a gas-fired heating system, you may unwittingly puncture the gas line to your home. You could also accidental damage other parts of your heating system. A trained professional can ensure that your system functions safely.
  • Regulations – Depending on what you’re attempting to do to your heating system, there may be municipal, state or federal regulations stipulating exactly how a certain repair or adjustment needs to be made. Without being familiar with such regulations, you could send your entire system out of code.

Did You Fix the Problem or Reduce the Symptom?

We see this happen quite a bit. If you detect that part of your ductwork is leaking and you fix it, you may have just put a band aid on a larger problem that will continue to exist. Without the proper training and knowledge, you may end up spending time and money that could have been put to better use elsewhere. A trained heating technician will know exactly what to look for to solve your problem. In addition, they will be able to detect if a small problem is actually evidence of a larger  and more extensive issue.

If you are having any kind of issue or problem with your heating system, contact the experts at AAction Air. We provide a complete range of high quality and reliable heating services in Savannah. Give us a call today to learn more.

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