AC Comfort Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating System Repair’

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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November Is Heating Maintenance Month in Texas!

Monday, November 1st, 2021

furnace-repair-technicianPeople who don’t live in Texas may imagine that it always stays warm here, even during winter. But although we may not experience as consistently cold winters as more northern states, we’ve occasionally had periods of extreme cold sweep through. It’s important for us to remember to keep our heating systems in good shape, because when we need them, we really need them.

This is why we’re glad to announce that November is Heating Maintenance Month for Texas. No, not an official designation—but we want to make sure our customers know how important this service is, and that November is a great time to have it done.

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Do I Have Heating Reliable Enough for Serious Cold?

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

cold-sweater-manWe’ve been fortunate here in Katy not to have gotten the worst of the cold that struck much of the state last week, although we still had chillier days than we often get. But this deep freeze in February has probably put your mind on your heating system. You may be wondering: “Can my heating system tolerate another major cold snap?”

We’re glad you’re asking this question, because preparation is the key to making it through weather extremes. You’re accustomed to worrying about your AC getting through the intense summers, so let’s now turn this attention toward your heating system.

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Too Early to Schedule HVAC Maintenance? Not at All!

Monday, February 8th, 2021

service-blue-markerIt’s early February, and the ol’ groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter. However, the groundhog has been right approximately 30% of the time, which is less than chance, and we live in Texas where we generally don’t need to worry about long winters.

And that’s a lengthy way of saying that we’re already heading toward warmer weather here and it’s time to think about scheduling routine HVAC maintenance so your AC is ready to go into spring. But you shouldn’t just abandon your heater. Take advantage of this slower time to have any lingering heater repair in Katy, TX taken care of. In fact, why not arrange for both at one time? Call us up about your heating problems and ask to get on the schedule for HVAC maintenance through our Safety and Efficiency Cool Club.

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What to Do When Your Heater Won’t Heat

Monday, November 30th, 2020

cold-man-with-thermostatYou won’t need heating repair in Cypress, TX as often as you’ll need AC repair. After all, air conditioning systems get used almost throughout the year here, while heaters only run for a short season, usually handling the cold nights. But when you need to have your heater repaired, make sure you call on our technicians and don’t try to do any of the work yourself. And don’t entrust the job to an amateur who can make big promises at suspiciously small prices. They’re suspiciously small for good reason!

However, if your heater stops heating or is only putting out an inadequate amount of warmth, there are some troubleshooting steps you can take to test if the problem is a minor one. These won’t involve you having to get out the tools or do anything that might be harmful. Once you’ve exhausted these steps is when to call us to get that heater heating again.

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Uneven Temperatures in Your Home? Let’s Find Out Why

Monday, December 16th, 2019

airflow-diagramWhen you turn on your heating system during the winter, you expect to have an even distribution of warmth. Professionally installed HVAC systems are designed to avoid hot and cold spots around the house. There will always be some differences, such as rooms upstairs that are harder to ventilate.

But if you’re experiencing more serious temperature differences, it’s a good idea to look into it. The problem may be one that requires a Houston, TX, HVAC contractor to correct.

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Common Furnace Heating Repairs You May Need

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

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.

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