Comfort Master Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Heating System Repair’

Clicking Sounds From Your Furnace: What Might Be Wrong

Monday, January 4th, 2021

woman-listeningIf you’re reading this, it’s probably not because you heard a few clicking sounds from the furnace when it started up. That sound is normal: it’s the ignition starting on the furnace, and it’s no reason to be alarmed. But the furnace shouldn’t be making clicking noises at other times, or clicking consistently or loudly. This is one of the most common warning signs that a furnace has a malfunction and needs attention from repair pros. 

There are several possible sources for these clicking sounds, and this is one reason professionals are always essential for handling repairs. Only trained HVAC experts can accurately diagnose the problem so it can be properly fixed. The list below will give you an idea of what to expect, but please don’t use it to attempt a DIY repair—that can be dangerous!

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How Leaving an HVAC Filter in Place Can Lead to Repairs

Monday, December 21st, 2020

air-fliter-cuIf there’s one piece of advice we would give local homeowners to help them avoid needless heating repair in Chapel Hill, NC, it would be… 

Okay, we couldn’t settle on one thing. That’s because we want to help our customers enjoy the best heating possible, and that means giving out all the advice we can. But, if we made a list of tips to avoid heating system malfunctions, the first item we’d put on that list is: “Regularly change the HVAC system’s air filter.” It’s an easy step to take, and an easy one to forget.

That’s often the problem with these easy steps. They sound so simple that they can sound unimportant. But regular air filter changes for an HVAC system are critical for many reasons. Below is a list of how you can end up with heating repairs during the winter because of a filter left in place.

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Can My Furnace Become Dangerous?

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

furnace-isolated-whiteThe simple answer is: yes. But we want to assure you that it is uncommon for modern residential furnaces to create hazards in a home. They are built with multiple safety features to allow them to run as safely as possible. If you are diligent about scheduling maintenance inspections and tune-ups for the furnace each fall and always respond quickly to any signs of a malfunction to call for furnace repair in Durham, NC, you should have little reason to worry about safety hazards from your gas furnace.

We still have to discuss what can go wrong, however. This will help you in case you detect signs of furnace trouble. Never hesitate to call us when you think something may be wrong (and always shut down the furnace at the furnace switch before calling us). 

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Heating Off to a Bad Start? Let’s See Why

Monday, November 9th, 2020

cold-man-and-woman-in-parkasYou may not have had to turn on your heating system yet for the fall, but the time is coming. We hope that when your heating system settles in, it gives you the comfort your family needs without problems. We can help make that a reality with regular heating maintenance through our Comfort Club. Fall maintenance is necessary to ensure your heater encounters the fewest possible problems and runs at peak efficiency.

But even with maintenance, you may discover your heater comes off the starting blocks … uhm … roughly. Or doesn’t get off them at all. A heater that isn’t keeping up with your comfort needs, which turns on at off at odd times, or won’t even start. You may need our professional heating repair in Clayton, NC to get the problem solved, although sometimes you may have overlooked a simple issue. Below we’re going to look at some common reasons a heater has a bad start to its season.

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Why Is My Heater Tripping the Circuit Breaker?

Monday, February 17th, 2020

electricians-circuit-breaker-panelWhen the lights in your house suddenly shut off, what’s the first thing you do? Check the electrical panel to see if a circuit breaker has tripped. You’ve probably had to reset a few circuit breakers to deal with lights going out like this. But have you recently started resetting breakers because the heating system has tripped them? Having to do it once during the winter is not a big deal. When it becomes a routine job because the heater keeps tripping the breaker over and over, it may be time for a heating repair in Clayton, NC from our pros.

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Reasons Your Furnace Won’t Heat the House

Monday, January 20th, 2020

gas-furnaceGas furnaces are built for reliable, powerful performance. Few home heating systems are more dependable.

But no natural gas furnace is immune to malfunctions and user error. You may discover the furnace falling behind on its job this winter. The blower is running, warm air flows from the vents, but the house isn’t warming up to the levels you expect.

Don’t raise the thermostat to make up the difference. The furnace has a problem somewhere that needs to be addressed. It may be simple and you can correct it on your own. Or you may need to call our technicians for furnace services in Garner, NC. We have 24/7 emergency repairs available so you can always get the help you need for home comfort.

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My House Seems TOO Hot This Winter

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

thermometer-going-redDuring a cold winter night, it may seem silly to imagine a house getting too hot. The more heat, the merrier! Much better than having the home too cold.

But if you are actually experiencing a house that is overheating when you have the HVAC system on, you know that it’s no fun. A stuffy house where you feel like you’re sweating all the time is rough, because you’re caught between the extremes of the chill outdoors and a sauna indoors. This is a common problem in apartments that have radiators because the individual tenants don’t have much control over the heat. But the problem can also strike homes. We’ll take a look at why you may have an overheated house this winter and what you can do about it.

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Rust and Your Furnace: What You Should Know

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Furnace-standardIt’s important to us as HVAC professionals to see that our customers have equipment that operates safely. Whenever we’re called for furnace repair in Durham, NC, we take every precaution to ensure the heating system is fixed so it won’t create health hazards. We also do extensive inspections during maintenance to detect any fault that can lead to combustion dangers or gas leaks.

And one of the main signs we look for in a furnace is rust. Checking for rust is one of the main reasons you want experienced technicians handling regular maintenance on your gas furnace.

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The Most Urgent Heater Repairs You May Need

Monday, October 28th, 2019

furnace-repair-technicianDuring the deepest cold weather of winter, the worst event that can strike your house is a heating system that either isn’t warming up the house enough or isn’t providing any warmth. These heating emergencies require a fast response from 24/7 HVAC technicians. You can put your trust in our team of professionals whenever you need to schedule heater repairs in Raleigh, NC. We’re ready around the clock, every day of the week, to restore your heater and your family’s comfort.

Any heating repair is urgent when it means your house becomes essentially unlivable. We are going to narrow the focus in this post to examine the most urgent types of repairs. You don’t need to use this list to help you decide when you have a heating emergency—if it feels like an emergency, call us right away. Caution pays off.

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Why Can’t My Furnace Keep Up With the Cold?

Monday, February 18th, 2019

cold-sweater-manWarm weather patches in February sure are nice! But we know the temperatures can still plunge even in March and April. If you have a furnace that’s been battling hard against the winter weather so far this season, it’s definitely something you’ll want looked at—you don’t want to be caught with a furnace that can’t do its job the next time a cold snap swings through.

The reason why your furnace is having trouble handling cold weather could be a number of things, and we can’t give you an exact answer on a website blog post. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis and the correct repair is to call for professional HVAC services in Clayton, NC with our experts. We can give you a head start thinking about what may be wrong with our list below of some of the common causes for a furnace to start falling behind in its job.

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