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Common Furnace Heating Repairs You May Need

heating-and-coolinhHeating isn’t as important to our home comfort in Katy, TX as it is in more northern areas. In fact, we still get plenty of use from our air conditioning systems through the winter. But if you have a furnace, either gas or electric, in your house, you’ll still have it running a few times during the season. We recommend you keep a close watch on your furnace’s performance so you’ll know when it’s time for heating repairs in Sugar Land, TX. We have skilled HVAC technicians who can take care of any fixing your furnace needs to stay reliable.

Below we’ve listed the most common kinds of furnace repairs you may run into. We hope this helps you enjoy better heating during this coming season.

Loose wires

Electric furnaces are found in many homes, and the good news about electric furnaces is that they tend to need fewer repairs over their service lives than gas furnaces. But they do have some specific problems, such as when wires come loose because of the shaking of the air handler. A loose wire will usually cause a short and trip a circuit breaker. Don’t keep resetting the circuit breaker—call for repairs and let us have the wiring fixed.

Broken sequencer

Here’s another electric furnace repair issue. The sequencer is the component that staggers the activation of the multiple electric heating elements in the electric furnace so they don’t come on at once and overload the electrical panel. If the sequencer breaks, not all the heating elements will turn on, or none of them turn on, or all of them turn on at once. You don’t want any of these situations to occur, and our technicians can simplify the issue by replacing the sequencer.

Failed electronic ignition system

Modern gas furnaces no longer use a standing pilot light to light the burners. Instead an electronic ignition system creates a spark to light them or heats up filaments like a light bulb to do the same job. The ignition system can fail, much light a light bulb, and the furnace’s safety precautions will stop the burners from turning on. If your gas furnace simply won’t turn on, you may need have to have our experts put in a new ignition system.

Loss of connection to the thermostat

This can happen to any type of furnace (or heating or AC system). A set of wires run from the thermostat to the furnace to activate the burners, the blower fan, or the heating elements. If the connection to the electric board is lost, the thermostat won’t be able to make any adjustments. The furnace may not turn on or may not turn off. Don’t try to diagnose if the problem is with the thermostat or another part—call our experts to find out what’s wrong.

We cannot stress enough how important it is to only call licensed technicians to repair your furnace. It doesn’t matter if it’s an electric or gas furnace, the only people who can do the job accurately and safely are trained professionals like ours.

At AC Comfort, your comfort is our business! Call us when you have heating repair needs.

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