Do you know that some heating repairs are more common than others? You might be surprised to learn what they are. Out of dozens of possible reasons why a heater might need repair, certain issues recur with surprising frequency. Here are the top three repairs in Chamblee, Georgia, during heating season:
1. Repairs Caused by a Lack of Heating Maintenance
HVAC contractors see this all the time. The problem with ignoring heater maintenance is that it doesn’t create just one problem and one repair. Instead, it creates multiple problems that may require multiple repairs. Clogged condensate drain lines, faulty thermostats, ductwork cracks and leaks, poor air flow, loose electrical connections, furnace safety issues and poor indoor air quality are just a few. These issues can cause high energy bills, poor system performance and poor indoor comfort. Industry studies show that almost 95 percent of HVAC system breakdowns are caused by poor maintenance.
2. Heating Repairs Caused by Clogged Air Filters
Changing the air filter is part of heating maintenance and takes about five minutes. Nonetheless, dirty and clogged filters continue to cause problems from burned out motors and poor air flow to indoor air pollution and condensate drain leaks. These problems could easily be avoided by simply replacing the filter every month.
3. Repairs Caused by Normal Wear and Tear
Mechanical parts can and do wear out over time. However, identifying a worn part early and correcting it before it causes trouble is usually accomplished during maintenance. Skipping maintenance makes it more likely that a part will wear out and damage other parts. This can include broken belts that cause furnaces to overheat and air flow problems caused by issues with the fan motor.
At Ful-Bro Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., we strongly recommend that our customers get their heating systems tuned up every fall without fail. After reading this blog, it’s easy to see why. To learn more about the benefits of heating maintenance in Chamblee, Georgia, visit Ful-Bro Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., or contact us directly at 678-369-0500 to schedule a heat pump or furnace tuneup.