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Top 3 Common Furnace Repairs

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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