AC Comfort Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating System Repair’

The Flame Sensor—A Key Safety Device in Your Furnace

Monday, February 26th, 2024

Gas furnaces. They’re everywhere. Even with the influx of technology like heat pumps and ductless mini splits, gas furnaces still hold the title of the most common type of home heating system in the US. Gas furnaces wouldn’t be so popular if they created safety hazards, and all gas furnaces have several devices that help keep them running safely.

Today, we’re going to look at one of these key devices, the flame sensor. The flame sensor isn’t just a safety mechanism: it helps regular normal furnace operation and keeps the system working efficiently and evenly.

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Causes of Furnace Electrical Issues and What to Do

Monday, January 15th, 2024

Whether you have a gas-powered furnace or an electric furnace, the unit can face electrical problems. Even gas furnaces have to connect to electricity for some aspects of operation. No matter what type of furnace you have, electrical problems are always a possibility.

If you suspect that your furnace is experiencing electrical problems, it is important to schedule service with an experienced heating contractor in Katy, TX. Electrical problems can cause long-term damage to your furnace in addition to posing unsafe conditions for your home and your family. You can keep reading to learn more about common electrical problems and contributing factors to be aware of.

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Tips for Efficient Heater Operation

Monday, January 1st, 2024

If you’re like a lot of other homeowners, you’re looking for ways to cut costs on heating your home this winter season. The good news is that there are a variety of ways that you can stay warm while also saving money on your monthly energy bills. Plus, you also have the added bonus of lightening the load on your heater and potentially extending its lifespan so that it can last your family longer.

Just give our team a call to schedule your appointment for heater maintenance in Katy, TX. We can tweak your heating system to make sure that it is in the best working condition and then offer tips for homeowner maintenance and usage. You can keep reading to learn more about our best tips for how to use your heater efficiently this winter season. 

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Unexpected Furnace Repairs You May Face as a New Homeowner

Monday, December 18th, 2023

When you buy a home, there may be an existing furnace already in place. Even if everything in the home passed inspection, you could still face some common furnace problems in the near future. After all, you don’t know how the previous homeowners took care of their furnace – or not.

When you do need to schedule an appointment for furnace repair in Houston, Texas, give our team a call. We can complete an inspection and make recommendations for any tune-up items that need to be completed. Keep reading to learn more about the furnace repairs that you may face the season as a new homeowner and what you can do about them.

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Why You Should Still Take Care of Heating Repairs at the End of Winter

Monday, February 28th, 2022

dog-under-the-blanketWe’ve gone through some colder spells recently along with rain, but with the calendar turning over to March, we can see the end of the winter ahead. Winter is not usually rough for us here in Katy (with some major exceptions), and you’ll probably be ready to switch to a “summer weather” mentality by the end of March.

However, that doesn’t mean you should entirely forget about your home’s heating system even as you begin to use it less. If you notice problems with your heating system, we urge you to call for professional heating repair in Katy, TX as soon as you can. Please don’t delay with those repairs because the winter’s almost over and you don’t think you’ll need to worry about the heater. Here are the benefits of acting soon when it comes to getting your heater fixed, no matter the month:

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The Safeguards That Help Keep Your Furnace Running Safely

Monday, February 14th, 2022

inside-gas-furnaceGas furnaces are the heating systems most commonly found in homes. They’re powerful and energy efficient—and they’re also relatively safe to run. Homeowners are sometimes nervous about using natural gas because any gas appliance can potentially create hazards from combustion and the exhaust of toxic gases like carbon monoxide. A gas furnace can become hazardous if its routine maintenance is neglected or if it doesn’t receive prompt repairs as necessary. But if you take good care of your home’s gas furnace, you shouldn’t need to worry about it becoming dangerous.

The reason we can say this is because modern gas furnaces have special safety features designed into them. To help you understand how your own furnace keeps you and your family safe, we’re going to look at some of these safety components.

If you ever have concerns about the safe operation of your furnace, call us for furnace repair in Katy, TX. We’ll make sure you can enjoy your furnace in peace.

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Do Gas Furnaces Still Use Pilot Lights?

Monday, January 17th, 2022

gas-energy-flamesThe natural gas furnace has a long history of use. The first patent on the gas furnace was in 1919, and by the 1940s, gas furnaces started to become popular as central heating options, replacing coal-burning furnaces because of their power, improved safety, and convenience—no more need to take delivery of coal and shovel it into the furnace, the natural gas comes right to the home.

Furnace technology has continued to improve over decades since, and this is where we come to the question in the title: Are pilot lights still a thing? We’ll look into this question more below.

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Why Your Furnace’s Burners Won’t Stay Lit

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

natural-gas-furnaceWhen you need your home’s gas furnace working, the last thing you want to happen is to have it keep shutting down on you. Unfortunately, this is one of the more common furnace issues you may run into: burners that won’t stay lit. There may be a simple explanation for it, but in many cases you’ll need to call us for professional furnace repair in Houston, TX. Please do not attempt to make any repairs to a gas furnace on your own, as it’s potentially hazardous.

So why aren’t the furnace burners staying lit? Let’s examine some of the possibilities:

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Tips for Keeping Your Furnace Running Safely All Season

Monday, December 20th, 2021

furance-checked-by-technicianYou may not run your gas furnace as often during winter as people in colder climates, but you’ll still have the same need for a safely running furnace. The modern gas furnace has numerous features to help it run at high levels of safety, and we want to reassure any homeowner that the gas furnace in their home isn’t some disaster waiting to happen. 

But you do need to pay attention to a few steps to ensure the best and safest performance from your furnace for the season … and that’s what this post is all about.

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Heed These Warning Signs You Need Your Furnace Repaired

Monday, December 13th, 2021

checkmark-greenWe hope that you’ve scheduled heating maintenance for your furnace with our team already. If you haven’t, right now is a great time to have it done. Maintenance makes it more likely that your furnace will work exactly as it needs to during the cold spells, and it reduces the chance you’ll need to call us for furnace repair Sugar Land, TX to handle a broken heater.

Even with maintenance, you may still have to call us to fix your furnace. We recommend you look over the warning signs below of a heater that’s going bad so you’ll be able to call us before the furnace abruptly fails. It isn’t hard to avoid a furnace repair emergency if you know what to watch for.

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