Carolina Climate Control Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating System Repair’

You Need Professionals to Fix These Furnace Problems

Monday, February 19th, 2024

We discourage people from attempting to repair their HVAC systems on their own. We’re even more adamant when it comes to trying amateur repairs on a furnace. Some basic troubleshooting is fine—we encourage that—but anything that involves taking out tools and tinkering around inside the furnace is off-limits. It’s that’s not just us saying that. In many jurisdictions, it’s illegal for anyone to work on a gas furnace unless they have proper certification. It’s an issue of safety: for you, your family, and your neighborhood.

We’re going to go through several common furnace repairs that you must leave to the professionals. If you’re in any doubt about whether you need a furnace repair in Greenville, SC or not, don’t hesitate to call us. Caution is the best method when it comes to a malfunctioning furnace.

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Cracked Heat Exchanger: A Major Furnace Problem

Monday, November 27th, 2023

Using a gas furnace is one of the most common ways to provide heat to a home during the winter. For the most part, you depend on your natural gas furnace to work safely for you if you remember to schedule an annual tune-up and inspection for it with HVAC professionals.

Still, a gas furnace can become hazardous, and one of the ways is because of a cracked heat exchanger. In this post, we’ll explain this furnace problem and what to do about it. We’re here to help with any furnace services in Greenville, SC that you need.

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Want to Pay Less for Heating This Winter? Here Are Our Best Tips!

Monday, November 6th, 2023

Just as dependable as the arrival of cold weather, winter means a rise in energy costs as you heat your home. There’s no way to avoid paying more on your utility bills through the cold months—you’ll use more electricity/natural gas to ensure your family stays safe and comfortable. But you may be paying more for your winter comfort than you have to.

We’re going to look at some of the ways you can lower those heating costs this winter. Our team is ready to help you with our top-notch heating services in Greenville, SC.

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What Is “Flame Roll-Out” in a Furnace?

Monday, March 6th, 2023

One of our biggest concerns as an HVAC company offering heating services to local homeowners is ensuring that natural gas furnaces operate safely throughout the year. If a gas furnace receives regular professional maintenance annually (and right now is a great time to schedule it!) it has the highest likelihood of presenting no safety concerns during its service life. 

Nothing is able to stop all safety worries with a gas furnace and you might also have a furnace that is aging or which hasn’t received the routine maintenance it needs. In this post we want to caution you about a furnace safety issue that might occur, one which people aren’t often aware of: flame roll-out.

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Strange Noises That Warn You Your Heater Needs Repairs

Monday, February 6th, 2023

Moose, our mascot, has sharp ears and can hear the smallest strange noises inside a heating system that tell him something is wrong. You don’t have ears as finely tuned to tiny noises, but you can still use your heating to detect when your heater isn’t working properly.

Outwardly, nothing else may seem wrong: the heater is still turning on and sending out hot air. But these noises can warn of bigger problems on the horizon. The sooner you act on getting heating repair in Greenville, SC, the less likely you’ll end up with a heating disaster later on. Catching repair issues early makes them easier for us to fix as well!

So let’s get into the real detective work and go over some of these warning sounds to listen for. You already know what your heating system sounds like when it’s running normally, so pay attention to anything that sounds out of the ordinary and compare it to this list.

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Can I Do Any HVAC Repairs on My Own?

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

The simple answer to this question is “no.” If you are having troubles with your home’s heating system this winter, or with your air conditioning later in the year, there’s not much you can do to repair it unless you are a trained HVAC technician with the right equipment. Modern HVAC systems are complex and even attempting to diagnose what’s causing problems is difficult unless you’re specially trained. Attempting to make any type of repairs yourself risks the following:

  • Making the problem worse
  • Causing possibly irreversible damage to the HVAC system
  • Voiding the system’s warranty
  • Causing harm to yourself or others

We want to draw special attention to the last point: when it comes to gas-powered heaters like furnaces, it’s actually illegal for anyone without the proper certification to work on them. The potential for gas leaks and combustion hazards is simply too high. Don’t risk it!

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My Heat Pump Isn’t Heating—What Gives?

Monday, January 9th, 2023

Our mascot, Moose, loves heat pumps. We agree with his reasons! You see, heat pumps not only offer a home both heating and cooling from a single unit, they also work at high efficiency in heating mode. Compared to using an electric furnace to heat a home, a heat pump uses far less energy and can save hundreds of dollars over a year. Plus, heat pumps are ideal for our climate because our milder winters make it easier for heat pumps to draw heat from outdoors to transport indoors.

But heat pumps aren’t perfect, and that’s why sometimes we have to set the Moose loose in your neighborhood to have them repaired. We handle services for heat pumps in Greenville, SC and we can get to the bottom of a problem such as a heat pump that won’t heat.

We’re always glad to share information with our clients, so let’s look at why your heat pump isn’t doing the “heating” half of its job.

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