Celco Heating and Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Furnace Repair’

When Are Furnace Repairs Necessary?

Monday, March 19th, 2018

furnace-wiringImagine a word in which you know for certain that your heater is always going to be there for you, no matter what. You fire it up when the temperature drops, and you shut it back down once things warm up again. Wouldn’t that be something?  Of course, aside from living in an ongoing fantasy world, you just are not going to be able to enjoy this type of reliability from any heater, your furnace included.

The fact of the matter is that your furnace is a mechanical system, and that means that you will eventually need professional furnace repairs in Fairfield, CT.  When it comes to such repairs, there is one mantra to keep in mind: the sooner, the better. If you notice trouble at the start of the heating season, you may be quick to spring into action. Maybe not so much at the end of the season—but you should be.

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Common Furnace Problems You Should Watch Out For

Monday, February 1st, 2016

As winter rolls on, the stress on heating systems across the country will continue to increase. The added wear and tear will make it much more likely for problems to develop and damage the system. Since furnace problems are largely progressive, it’s important that you be able to recognize when your furnace is having issues. The faster you can identify a problem with your furnace, the faster you can get it repaired and the more damage you can prevent. Let’s take a look at the signs that your furnace needs repairs.

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Listen for Strange Furnace Noises this Winter

Monday, January 11th, 2016

As winter gets into full swing, the stress on heating systems across the country is going to increase. This includes furnaces, which run the risk of developing all sorts of different problems under the strain. Heating problems get progressively worse the longer they are allowed to continue, so it’s a good idea to call for repairs as soon as you notice an issue. One of the easiest ways to tell whether or not your furnace is having an issue is to listen for strange noises coming from the system. Read on for some of the more common noises you need to listen for.

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Top 3 Common Furnace Repairs

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Modern furnaces are built to last. Not built to last forever—that’s impossible for any machine—but still built for longer service lives with little reduction in effectiveness or efficiency. You can expect many happy and warm winters in Connecticut if you keep your furnace well-maintained…

and keep it in good repair. Because at some point, your furnace will require repairs, no matter how well you take care of it. When your furnace starts to malfunction, you should call in trained and certified experts to handle the repairs (it’s too risky and complicated for you to attempt on your own).

Celco Heating and Air Conditioning offers excellent furnace repair for Fairfield, CT: call us any time for emergency service from our NATE-certified technicians.

Here are the 3 most common furnace repairs we perform:

1. Replacing worn or burned out motors

Your furnace requires a number of different motors in order to operate. The most important ones are the motors responsible for the blower fans. Like any motor, a motor in a furnace can overheat and burn out. With enough stress, especially from dust contamination, the motor bearings will wear down and cause the motor to break. Technicians can easily replace broken motors with new ones and get the furnace back to working order.

2. Replacing cracked heat exchangers

The heat exchangers in a gas furnace are responsible for the transfer of heat from the combustion gas to the air the fans distribute through the ducts. If the heat exchangers begin to corrode (which will eventually happen over time), they may develop cracks that will allow carbon monoxide exhaust to escape—not something you want to happen. Repair technicians will swap out damaged heat exchangers for new ones.

3. Cleaning off the burner

The burner is where gas jets ignite and create hot combustion gas. If this unit gathers too much grime, it will make it difficult for the jets to draw enough oxygen to burn. Too much dirt can also make the pilot light intermittent and possibly go out entirely. Cleaning the burner requires a technician to first remove it; you don’t want to tamper with anything connected to a gas line on your own.

To help keep your furnace in good order so you can avoid future repairs or emergencies, enroll in a regular maintenance program that will give your furnace a check-up and tune-up each year before the heating season starts. Celco Heating and Air Conditioning offers a maintenance plan that includes a 15% discount on services, plus a 10% discount on duct cleaning (something you should also look into). Turn to us for your Fairfield furnace repair and maintenance needs!

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Common Furnace Noises to Listen for Which Could Mean Trouble

Friday, October 4th, 2013

You expect to hear noise from your home furnace during the heating season. But there are noises that you probably shouldn’t hear… and which you definitely shouldn’t ignore. Odd sounds coming from your furnace are often early signals of developing troubles that could lead to expensive repairs or a complete shutdown. The issue may be a small one, but even the smallest trouble can start to cause wear and tear on your furnace that will lead to further problems or even safety concerns.

As the weather starts to turn colder, your furnace is a vital part of keeping you comfortable at home. Don’t let warning sounds go by with a shrug: call in professionals to find out what’s wrong and what needs to get done. Fairfield, CT, furnace repair specialists, like those at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning can stop the trouble before you get stuck in an icy house waiting for emergency service.

Some common furnace warning noises:

Groaning: This is probably an issue with the motor bearings—they’ve become worn down and will need replacement. Get this done as soon as possible before the whole motor needs replacement.

Clanking or Squealing: The likely suspect here is a cracked or loose blower motor fan belt. This is a serious issue that must receive attention immediately because a loose belt will damage other components.

Rumbling: If you hear a rumbling sound deep inside the furnace, it may mean that the burner is dirty. Make sure you schedule regular maintenance to avoid this.

Loud clicking and clacking: This sound could be as simple as loose outside panels that need to be screwed down. However, if the panels are secure, then the sound could indicate a crack in the heat exchanger, which is a major problem that could pose health risks. Shut down your furnace right away (at the circuit breaker) and call in a professional.

No matter what sound you hear, do not to open the cabinet of your furnace and attempt to diagnose the source on your own. Doing this can expose you to a high voltage shock or carbon monoxide poisoning. If you suspect a serious repair issue, shut down the furnace and get an HVAC technician in to handle the work.

Celco Heating and Air Conditioning has 35 years of experience installing and repairing all types of furnaces. Electric, natural gas, propane, oil… if you’ve got a furnace, we can take care of it. The next time you need furnace repair in Fairfield, CT, contact us.

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