Posts Tagged ‘Furnace Repair’

Why Your Furnace Isn’t Heating Well Enough

Monday, March 19th, 2018

FurnaceBefore you ask, no, it’s probably not because it’s lost the inspiration to heat. Or because it’s mad at you. Or because it’s experiencing burnout. Well, maybe actual burnout in some capacity. Certainly not emotional, though.

Anyway, a furnace that won’t heat is one of the more irritating issues to deal with at home during the winter season. There are a lot of different reasons why your furnace may not be heating properly, some of which we’ve listed below. (more…)

Furnace Issues to Be Aware Of

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

furnaceWe’re sure you’re cranking your furnace up as high as possible on a daily basis to cope with the worst winter temperatures in recent memory. We certainly don’t begrudge you staying warm and comfortable during this harsh winter season. However, we do recommend that you keep an eye out for signs that your furnace is having issues related to the strain. More demand means more wear and tear, after all. Have a look at the following signs that your furnace is in need of repairs. (more…)

Why is My Furnace Making Weird Noises?

Monday, November 27th, 2017

gas-burnersWinter is just about the worst possible time to have your heating system develop problems. It’s also the time when heating issues are most likely to occur, thanks to the added stress they’re put under. If you can detect problems with your furnace early enough, you can have them repaired before they manage to develop too far.

However, you need to be especially vigilant if you want to catch them early enough. One of the first signs most homeowners notice that something is wrong with their furnace is the presence of strange noises while the system is operating. Read on for more information about common problem noises, and what causes them. Or if you’d like an estimate, fill out this quick form and we can get back to you ASAP! (more…)

Why Is My Furnace Tripping the Circuit Breaker?

Monday, January 9th, 2017

One of the reasons that furnaces are so popular for home heating is because they are reliable. A furnace that receives regular annual maintenance should encounter few troubles during the winter season, even with high demand placed on it. But sometimes that reliability can vanish, such as when a furnace keeps shutting down because it trips the circuit breaker. (more…)

Early Season Furnace Repairs You May Need

Monday, December 5th, 2016

As the weather continues to cool down in North Carolina, you can expect to have your furnace running more and more frequently. If you’ve already had it tuned-up for the season (and it’s still not too late to arrange it with us through our residential maintenance program!) then you probably won’t run into any major operational problems.

But there’s never any guarantee that a furnace will always work at its best, even with regular maintenance. Below are some of the more common troubles that might crop up right as the furnace starts to get to work for another winter. (more…)

Staying Safe from Carbon Monoxide This Winter

Monday, November 14th, 2016

The majority of homes rely on natural gas furnaces for comfort during winter. Although using natural gas in a house isn’t automatically dangerous, there always exists some risk for carbon monoxide poisoning. We want you to stay both warm and safe this winter with your furnace, so below are some tips for reducing dangers from carbon monoxide. (more…)

5 Ways to Keep Your Gas Furnace Safe

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Three lit furnace burnersDo you have any worries that the natural gas furnace in your home might turn unsafe, leading to gas leaks and combustion hazards? We understand if you feel a touch nervous about using natural gas to heat your home, and we’d like to ease your mind about it before our picture-postcard North Carolina fall becomes winter. Using these tips and our professional assistance, you’ll enjoy many safe winters.
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If You Have Rust on Your Furnace, It’s Time to Call Us

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Metal and water are typically not a good combination because of the propensity for rust to develop. In situations where water and metal do have to come together, steps are taken to significantly reduce the chances that corrosion will develop. When it comes to your furnace, however, rust should never develop because a furnace doesn’t use water in any capacity. The presence of rust tells you that your furnace is being exposed to moisture that should not be there, and it is important to have your furnace repaired as soon as possible. (more…)

Do I Need a Furnace Repair if Different Areas in My Home Are Colder Than Others?

Monday, January 6th, 2014

It’s a fair question: do I need to schedule furnace repair if different areas in my home are colder than others? Usually, the answer is yes, though the problem might not involve your furnace depending on the nature of your home. Heating repair in Black Mountain, NC means addressing a large number of problems, so you can count on a reliable service to address the question for you. What, precisely is causing the issue? That depends on your system.

In some cases, the problem isn’t with the furnace at all, but rather with the specifics of your home. Warm air tends to rise, which means that the upper stories of the house are likely to be warmer than the lower stories. You might also experience the issue if one part of your home is uninsulated or contains less insulation than the rest of the house.

If the problem lies in the furnace, it likely lies somewhere in the distribution system, rather than the furnace itself. In some cases, a clog or a build-up of dirt in the system will restrict the air flow, which will make one room cooler than the others. A breach or leak in the duct system will create a similar problem, as warm air will leak out and slow the process of heating in the room itself. If you have a zone control system, then the problem may lie with whichever part of the system controls access to that room. In most cases, a qualified service technician can respond to such problems, and address them quickly in order to warm up the cooler part of the house

You might not need furnace repair if different areas in your home are colder than others, but calling a good service can still get to the root of the problem. Comfort Central, Inc. handles heating repair in Black Mountain, NC and other nearby communities, and our trained experts can hunt down the source of the problem once and for all for you. Pick up the phone today to make an appointment.

Asheville, NC Heating Guide: Common Furnace Problems

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

When you schedule your furnace installation in Asheville, NC with a qualified professional, such as those at Comfort Central, you can expect to receive a great performance and the even, consistent heating service that furnaces are known for. Scheduling regular, professional maintenance will help reduce the need for furnace service and repairs by keeping your heating system in prime working condition. No piece of machinery is perfect though, and eventually you will experience some trouble with your furnace. Here are some common furnace problems you may encounter, and some information about the possible causes of such issues.

One issue that many homeowners experience is uneven heating throughout their homes or the development of cold spots. As with most furnace problems, there are a number of possible causes for this issue. It is possible that a piece of your ductwork is damaged, loose fitting or improperly installed. Check your vents and registers as well. It is possible that some furniture may have shifted and is simply restricting airflow in that room.

While the development of strange noises emanating from your furnace may be alarm it is actually a very common occurrence that may also have many causes. A low rumbling noise may indicate a problem with gas distribution or the combustion of that gas. A loud whining may result from a slipped belt in the blower mechanism, ball bearings or a simple lack of lubrication. Only a professional service provider will be able to tell you for sure.

You may also notice that your pilot light will not stay lit. This can be a very worrisome problem, as any time there is an issue with your natural gas supply there is the possibility of serious safety concerns. There a few different reasons that your pilot light may keep going out. There may be a problem with your thermocouple, a safety device that stems the flow of gas to your burner if sufficient heat is not detected. There may be a problem with the gas supply itself. Make sure that you call a professional service provider right away to ensure the safe operation of your furnace.

When you need any furnace services in Asheville, NC, call Comfort Central. Our technicians will be glad to help you heat your home in a safe, efficient manner. Let us know what furnace problems you are facing.