What Keeps Us Busy During the Heating Season?

- 11:16 am - February 9th, 2021

When the cold weather arrives, there’s always something that needs to be done. So in a general sense, that’s what keeps us busy. But, when it comes to home heating equipment, there are a few service calls we respond to that pop up more commonly than others. Just for fun, let’s take a look at what some of those calls involve!

Problems with the Motor

The motor pushes air throughout the ducts, so when it stops working homeowners will notice pretty quickly, especially on those single-digit-temperature days. This can be a result of normal wear and tear as well as the equipment’s age.

Dirty Filters

Clogged filters force the heating system to work harder and may damage the equipment’s controls as a result. Additionally, dirty filters can inhibit airflow causing uneven heating.

Pilot Control or Electric Ignition

If either one breaks down, your heating system will have a very hard time heating your home. Pilot lamps can go out as a result of a clogged filter, and an electric ignition can fail to ignite due to excessive humidity or thermocouple issues.

Constant Cycling

Resulting from a mechanical issue or a clogged filter, constant cycling increases the wear and tear on the heating equipment as it keeps switching on and off. This can cause it to break down if not addressed.

Not Enough Heat

Yet another result of a clogged filter, which will prevent proper airflow and reduce the amount of warm air that reaches the rooms throughout the home.

We’re always busy – but never too busy to help! Whether you’re experiencing a common issue listed above or something that seems more complex, Harris Comfort can handle it. Call or contact us online today for any heating system repairs!