Being able to walk into your house on a cold winter day and crank up the heat is one of the best parts about having a central heating system. When nature is uncomfortable, our homes become our refuge. We often overlook the importance of our air conditioners and our heaters until they stop working. When they suddenly go out, it can be a very frustrating ordeal. At Woolace & Johnson, we understand how stressful this can be. We do our best to minimize the effect a broken heater can have on you and your family. Our team can sift through the damage to determine what can be salvaged, as well as what can’t be. We’ll work with you to figure out what the best repairs and replacements are to conduct for the right price. While we’re conducting any repairs and replacements, we can perform preventative maintenance on the rest of your heating equipment to ensure it lasts as long as it’s supposed to. If you think your home requires heater parts replacement in Stryker, Bryan, and Napoleon, OH, contact the HVAC authorities of Woolace & Johnson at 419-546-8424.
Parts of a Home Heater
Cold Air Return/Intake
In a similar fashion to how your air conditioner removes warm air from your home, a heater takes in cold air and produces warmer air. The cold air return, or cold air intake, are places where your furnace takes in cold air and circulates it through the furnaces internal systems. The warm air produced by the heater naturally pushes this cold air into the returns. Common problems with the cold air returns are blockages or lack of returns. If your home is pushing out more warm air than it is able to take in cold air, the system cannot continue to operate normally. This can create uneven heating, stuffier rooms where there is a lack of circulation, and other problems. You should never try to install new cold air returns or intakes yourself. If you’re looking for a professional HVAC technician to install more cold air returns in your home in Stryker, Bryan, and Napoleon, OH, call Woolace & Johnson at 419-546-8424 to speak to the local experts today.
The blower is one of the most important parts of your furnace. Without it, the air heated by your furnace would not be evenly distributed through your house, or would not get where it was intended to go. The blower takes warm air and pushes it through the duct work in your home. If there is uneven heating in your home, it is indicative of a potential problem with the blower in your furnace. If warm air is in the vents, but not being pushed out, it’s a similar situation. There are several things that can cause your furnace’s blower to not work properly.
- Power Something could have happened that killed the power going to your blower. If something shorted out or became disconnected, this could be the result.
- Filters If the filters in your system are dirty, it can cause your heater to become sluggish and clogged. Clean filters help the rest of the system operate more efficiently.
- Motor The motor in your blower could be damaged or going out. If it is at the end of its listed lifespan, or if it has never had any form of preventative maintenance, this is a possibility.
If your blower has become damaged, it could need to have a component repaired. Trying to dig around in your furnace to make this replacement yourself is not advised, unless you’re a trained HVAC technician. Trying to conduct the repairs or replacement yourself could result in more extensive damage than what you initially had. If you believe you might need to have your furnaces blower repaired or replaced in Stryker, Bryan, and Napoleon, OH, call the HVAC experts of Woolace & Johnson at 419-546-8424 to set up an appointment at your earliest convenience.
If your heater runs on natural gas, then it operates through a combustion process that will create dangerous byproducts of this combustion. While this primarily depends on the efficiency level of your heater, you will either need a vent pipe that sends this exhaust gas up and out of your home through the roof, or an exhaust pipe on the side of your house that will allow the liquid excess materials flow out of your home.
- Standard Efficiency: Standard efficiency heaters gather all of their heat from the gas combustion process. All of the excess gasses that are let off by this are vented out of the home without any additional thought.
- High Efficiency: High efficiency units make use of that secondary gas to extract more heat. The exhaust fumes are sent to a Heat Exchanger where additional heat is extracted from the exhaust gas. This cools those gases and turns them into a liquid form, which is then treated as exhaust material and drained out of your home from and exhaust pipe in the side of your building.
Exhaust is a potentially very dangerous component in the heat generation process. If your exhaust ports become clogged, those dangerous gasses could collect in your home and cause health concerns for you and your family. There is a wide array of potential parts that could be damaged throughout your heating system that could cause an exhaust leak, and an expert should be the one to determine what the cause and potential fix is. If you suspect an exhaust leak with your heater in the Stryker, Bryan, and Napoleon, OH area, call Woolace & Johnson immediately at 419-546-8424 to schedule and inspection and potential emergency repairs today.
Sensors are often placed throughout a house to maintain an even temperature, and the thermostat is the central component in this. If the thermostat is set to stay at or around a certain temperature, and it detects a drop from this, it will turn on the furnace to keep the temperature in your home where it needs to be. If your thermostat or the sensors it’s connected to begin to malfunction, it can cause several issues.
- Broken Switches or Interface: If the buttons and switches are broken, there is no way for you to set the heater or temperature where you want it to be.
- Short Heat Cycle: If your heater starts and then stops more often than it used to, it could be a problem with the thermostat. Something electronic may have shorted out, or something may be disconnected, causing everything to fire up more often and not complete the heating job.
- Set Temp / Actual Temp Don’t Match: If you have the temperature of your home set to not drop below 70 degrees Fahrenheit, but it is the same 30 degrees inside that it is outside, you could have a problem with your thermostat. Either the sensors aren’t reading the temperature correctly, or something else is wrong. This needs to be investigated immediately.
The thermostat is how you set your heater to do its job. If something is wrong with it, there is no way for the heater to know what it is supposed to be doing. If you need someone to diagnose a problem with the thermostat in your home in Stryker, Bryan, and Napoleon, OH, call Woolace & Johnson at 419-546-8424 to schedule an inspection today!
The Heater Parts Replacement Experts
Most of the symptoms of broken heater parts and equipment are relatively similar, so it can be difficult for someone other than a trained professional to diagnose where the real issue is coming from. That’s why our HVAC experts are constantly training on the newest HVAC repair and replacement techniques, so we can diagnose the problems with your home furnace or heater, and replace what’s broken. We’ll never try to sell you on an expensive unit replacement if we can replace individual parts. If you work with us, we can inspect your unit and conduct whatever preventative maintenance is needed to keep your heater functioning and keep its parts working. We’re licensed and proficient in every reputable brand of heater, and can replace any part, no matter how big or small. For heater parts replacement service in the Stryker, Bryan, and Napoleon, OH area, contact the experts of Woolace & Johnson at 419-546-8424 to schedule an appointment today.