7 Furnace Parts To Should Know About Before A Heating Repair
A heating repair should be your top priority this season if your furnace is not working to the best of its abilities. Allowing even just a few small problems continue in your system could result in you spending more on heating than necessary. Between 2007 and 2012, the U.S. Department of Energy reported the average homeowner spent $700 on gas heating and $1,200 on oil heating. That is already a high amount and if you want to avoid even more spending, you need to get your heating system fixed from a licensed professional. However, some homeowners still won’t make the call, even when it’s clear their furnace is in dire need of professional attention. This is mainly due to the harsh but true fact that many homeowners simply do not care enough to know about their furnace in order to determine what exactly is going wrong. A lack of knowledge on the furnace’s internal components may result in several unforeseen consequences, like an inability to communicate heating problems to a professional or poor system efficiency. You may even have to consider a heating system replacement entirely. Before you waste a perfectly capable furnace, you need to brush up on your furnace knowledge before it proves much too late.
Calling McHales for High-Quality Service
Fortunately, if you are looking for professional heating service that will both keep you warm and teach you a thing or two about your furnace, you should call McHales. We have a team of licensed and highly experienced heating contractors who can provide durable, long-lasting heating system repairs so you won’t have to worry about heating system breakdowns at any point this season. With our help, you will save so much money on bills, especially since we will improve your system’s efficiency. Even better, you will walk away with a greater understanding on the internal components of your furnace, so you will know exactly what is causing problems the next time you experience a furnace breakdown. You will also have a better sense of what preventative measures to take to prevent your furnace from leaking smoke or harmful gasses. Above all else, you will have a safe yet effective furnace that keeps the entire family comfortable, meaning you will be able to stay at a much better peace of mind.
What Furnace Parts Should You Know About For Your Heating Repair
Before you call us for repairs, it’s important to be familiar with the furnace’s most essential parts. While your furnace is made of several small parts, we would say these 7 parts are the most essential to the system:
- Pilot Light: The pilot light is responsible for turning your furnace on, although it will differ depending on fuel type. In gas furnaces, for example, the pilot light will is a small blue flame that will heat up. In electric furnaces, on the other hand, the pilot light needs to be lit by an electronic ignition.
- Burner: A gas furnace will ignite the burner with the pilot light while an electric furnace does so with an electric ignition. The burner is responsible for creating heat inside the combustion chamber. This will in turn send heat to the heat exchanger.
- Heat Exchanger: The heat exchange will efficiently transfer throughout the system, pulling in air and heating it up. It is generally considered the most important component of your furnace since it is responsible for sending warm air throughout your home. This warm air is then pushed into a long tube or pipe by the blower motor.
- Blower Motor: While the blower motor is responsible for pushing air out through the ducts and out of the vents, motors vary in size depending on how many rooms in your home need heat. If have a larger home with more rooms, you will need a larger blower motor reaching long distances so your home is heated.
- Furnace Belt: In order to blow the warm air through the house, the blower motor will turn the furnace belt. However, when the belt stops working, it may be the reason your furnace starts making loud noises. You or a professional should give it an inspection to determine whether it needs to be replaced during a furnace tune-up.
- Vents: After the blower motor pushes air through the ducts, the warm air will pass through vents located throughout your home. Since the vents can become blocked with dirt and debris that would detract from indoor air quality, they should be cleaned regularly to ensure the most effective and efficient heating performance.
- Thermostats: Your thermostat will set the rooms of your home at a temperature most comfortable for you. If it detects the temperature is too low, it will send an electric signal to the furnace’s burner to turn up the heat.
Stay Ahead Of The Cold – Schedule Your Heating Repair Today
Contact McHales today if you want to stay warm and comfortable this season with our high-quality heating repair!