It gets cold in the Stryker, Bryan, and Napoleon, OH area, especially during the winter. When the temperature gets really low, we rely on our home heating units to keep us comfortable and warm. Issues with our heaters can go unnoticed until they start to fail, or stop working as efficiently as they did before. If you have a natural gas line in your home already, then you may have a gas furnace. If not, a gas furnace may be the answer to your problems. We can help if something goes wrong with your heater at the wrong time. We offer 24 hour emergency repair services, so we can keep your plumbing and HVAC systems working when you need them to. We strive to provide quality furnace repair by showing up when we say we will, diagnosing the problem with your heating unit, and offering the best price for part repairs or replacement. Our mission is to do such a good job that we become the service you rely on for all of your plumbing and HVAC needs in the future. For quality gas furnace repair for your home or business in Stryker, Bryan, and Napoleon, OH, call the local experts of Woolace & Johnson at 419-546-8424.
Gas furnaces are a popular heating system choice for homes and businesses that have natural gas lines installed on the premises already. Gas furnaces use natural gas to fuel burners that transfer heat to the hair in the heating ducts to be blown throughout the home. This pushes the cold air down, usually located at the bottom of rooms. The cold air gets cycled back into the furnace to be heated and transferred through the ducts again. This closed cycle is an efficient way to heat a home without losing much of the heat energy created by the process. Exhaust created by this process is then filtered out through the home as either a gas or a liquid, depending on the level of efficiency of your furnace.
Gas Furnace Problems and Risks
Gas furnaces are completely safe if installed and maintained correctly. Over time, parts and components can begin to break down.
- Gas Leak Most home and business owners are concerned about natural gas leaks. These present a huge health risk, as prolonged exposure to natural gasses can cause dizziness, headaches, impaired vision and cognitive function, and could eventually cause death. Natural gas that collects in an enclosed area without ventilation is also at a risk to ignite and potentially explode.
- Clogged Exhaust Flue Similar to the concerns of the gas leak. Carbon monoxide is produced during the combustion process that generates the heat in your gas furnace. Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause many flu-like symptoms in you and your family, and can cause death in extreme circumstances.
- Dirty Filters These can cause a list of problems, but most aren’t serious at first. They can cause your furnace to not take in enough air, and to work less efficiently as a result. This can also cause damage to the limit switch.
- Loud Noises Your gas furnace should run while making minimum noises. Loud noises could indicate a slipped or damaged belt on your blower, as well as damaged ball bearings in your unit. Something could be loose in the inner workings of your furnace. All strange noises from your furnace should be inspected by a professional to minimize the potential long-term problems they can create.
- Unresponsive Thermostat If the thermostat connected to your heater isn’t responding, something could be wrong with it or the sensors it’s connected to. Something could be wrong with the electronics in it, or the connections between the furnace and the thermostat itself.
Most, if not all, of these problems could be prevented with scheduled maintenance checkups and inspections. Preventative maintenance ensures that the components in your gas heater last as long or longer than they are supposed to. Natural gas and carbon monoxide are odorless. However, natural gas has another gas added to it to give it a smell. This makes it detectable, so if you smell rotten eggs, you may have a gas leak. Carbon monoxide is not detected as easily without help. You can purchase a carbon monoxide detector that will inform you of any dangerous increases in carbon monoxide levels in your home. If you suspect your gas furnace has a gas leak or a clogged exhaust outlet, these should be treated as emergencies. Turn off your furnace, then turn off the natural gas line. For a gas leak, contact emergency services to help evacuate nearby areas that may be affected. Then, for both a gas leak or excess carbon monoxide, contact certified experts to locate and determine the cause of the problem. Doing this can minimize the threat to you and your family, as well as your property. If the gas furnace in your home or business in Stryker, Bryan, and Napoleon, OH needs inspection, repairs, or replacement, contact Woolace & Johnson at 419-546-8424.
Gas Furnace Repair and Replacement
Experts recommend having your gas furnace serviced at least once a year, but preferably twice. Too many components can get dirty, become clogged, or break. These can create other malfunctions if left unchecked. Most small problems can be avoided by having your gas furnace inspected and cleaned by HVAC experts. Our HVAC technicians are out in the field, working on and repairing all nature of gas furnace malfunctions. We also send our people to stay up to date on the newest furnace servicing methods, as well as the newest technology releases by all of the top HVAC brands. If you’re looking for a name you can trust to take care of your furnace, look no further. If you need your heat pump inspected, repaired, or replaced in Stryker, Bryan, and Napoleon, OH, call the certified professional of Woolace & Johnson at 419-546-8424.