Heating is just as important as cooling here in Colorado. If you haven’t already turned your heater on yet this season, you will be turning it on soon. Fall is here and winter is just around the corner, along with our coldest days of the year. And you want your heater to work right every time to keep your family comfortable and warm.
But what happens when you start to notice signs that something may be wrong with your heater? Then you’ll need heater repair in Boulder, CO, and our team will be here to help. Before the heating season begins, you can learn about the repairs you need to watch for this fall and winter so you can stay ahead of heater problems.
When you know the signs of heater problems, you can address issues before your heater stops working completely. When you understand how your heater works, you’re better equipped to identify those early signs.
If you have an electric furnace, you need to be aware of loose wires. When wires come loose from their positions, they pose fire hazards to your home. These loose wires can also affect how well your furnace is able to heat your home. Even if you can’t see loose wires, your heater may frequently trip your circuit breakers if there are loose wires inside. Don’t continually reset your breaker without addressing the core problem – the loose wires causing the inconvenience. Electrical fires can cause a lot of damage to your home.
Your furnace has a component called a sequencer that activates the many heater elements one at a time so they don’t turn on all at one time. If the heating elements all activate at the same time, it can overload your electrical panel. When something goes wrong with your sequencer, a system overload is very possible. But, it’s equally possible that none of your heating elements turn on and your heater stops working to heat your home.
Ignition System Problems
If you have a gas-powered furnace, the unit has burners that create heat. Your furnace has an electronic ignition that creates a spark to light your burners when it’s time to heat your home. When there’s a problem with your ignition system, it can’t create that spark that initiates heating. Electric furnaces work similarly, although they have a pilot light. You can also have problems with your pilot light, which is an electric furnace’s ignition system.
It’s also possible that the connection to your thermostat gets broken. The thermostat reads the indoor air temperature to signal when the furnace needs to turn on and provide heat. If your thermostat cannot communicate with your furnace, the system won’t know when to turn on and heat your home. Many times a thermostat problem has to do with the wiring between the thermostat itself and your furnace. But it’s also possible that your thermostat goes bad and you need a replacement.
Contact Meyers Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment with our professionals.