Ace Air, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating Repair’

Don’t Wait for These 4 Heater Repairs

Monday, March 12th, 2018

furnace-repair-techThe heating season is nearly over in Turlock, CA, but our team is still servicing heaters throughout the area. On hearing this news, some locals might think, “Why now? It’s nearly spring!” But that actually makes for an ideal time for furnace repair!

Think about this: technicians are not super busy around spring so you can get service as soon as you need it or schedule in advance on your own time. Besides, waiting too long for heater repair can be problematic, for many reasons:

  • The problem can get much worse.
  • You might eventually need emergency heating service at an added cost.
  • The heater may be completely broken down the next time you need it.

Don’t wait to schedule heater repair for these 4 issues!

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How Dirt Affects Your Heating and Cooling Systems

Monday, February 12th, 2018

filter-change-ductsWe know you do your best to keep your home clean. But as much as you dust the ceiling fans or remind your children not to track mud in on their shoes, you cannot keep dirt out of your home altogether. Dust and dirt collect on surfaces and also become airborne, no matter how hard you try to prevent it. Thankfully, there’s a filter in place in your home heating and air conditioning systems to prevent dust from harming your systems…for the most part.

Dust is a major source of trouble for air conditioners and heaters, even when you have an air filter in place. In fact, sometimes the filter is the reason for the trouble in the first place!

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3 Surprising Reasons for Heating Repairs

Monday, January 29th, 2018

furnace-heating-maintenance-repairRepairing a heating system is something that requires a specialist. If you attempt to do a repair on your own, the problem may only get worse, requiring you to call in technicians to solve further problems.  After all, you wouldn’t want to attempt a costly repair on your own, only to find out the problem actually comes from something as simple as a dirty filter, would you?

Yes, a heating system can break down just because an air filter has not been changed! This and other common reasons for heating repair may surprise you. Just ask our experts!

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Heating Safety Concerns You Should Know about

Monday, January 1st, 2018

plastic-white-smoke-detector-flameIn this part of the country, we use our air conditioners a lot more than we use our heaters. As a result, many homeowners don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the state of their heating systems. After all, what are the chances that your heating system will put your home at risk if you use it so sparingly?

No matter how often you use it, and how new it is, a gas heating system always comes with some level of risk. Thankfully, learning to recognize signs of trouble can keep you safe, as can keeping your heating system properly maintained. Learn to spot your risk and keep it under control from our heating experts.

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Preventing Furnace Repair

Monday, November 20th, 2017

furnace-repair-openPicture this: it’s the middle of winter, and you’ve just settled down for a movie with a cup of cocoa. Suddenly, you hear the heating system shut off. After several minutes, it shows no sign of cycling back on, and the cocoa is getting cold. Do you really want to deal with a heating system breakdown in the middle of all this?

Emergency heating repairs are a pain. We want to help you prevent them!

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Heat Pump Repair Question: Why Won’t My Heat Pump Start?

Friday, January 27th, 2012

If you are having trouble with your El Nido home’s heat pump, you may be surprised to learn that it is probably not the heat pump that is to blame, especially if the trouble is that it simply won’t start up. That seems counterintuitive, but it’s true: the heat pump can be in perfect working order but still not turn on.

The good news, then, is that your heat pump is fine and you won’t have to pay an arm and a leg to fix or replace it. Still though, these types of problems can very frustrating to diagnose and correct. Here are four common culprits when a heat pump won’t start:

  1. No power to the heat pump. Check your breaker box to see if the circuit breaker was tripped. If so, reset it and see if that fixes the problem. Another possibility is that your heat pump is wired to a wall switch, or that there is a switch on the unit itself. Make sure the switch is turned on.
  2. Make sure the thermostat is set to the proper mode, such as “heat” mode if you desire more heat. It seems overly simple, but sometimes the trouble is as simple as that.
  3. A recently replaced thermostat. If you recently upgraded or replaced the thermostat in your home, it’s possible that something went wrong that is preventing your heat pump from starting. It may be the wrong kind of thermostat – heat pumps require a specific type – or it may have been improperly wired.
  4. Finally, the heat pump may have its own circuit breaker on the air handler cabinet. This is often the case with heat pumps that have supplemental electric elements. If that breaker is tripped, that could cause the problems you are experiencing.

If you exhaust these problems and the problem persists or recurs – for example, if the circuit breaker trips again – call a contractor to work on your heat pump. There may be something larger at work that is causing problems in the electrical system that controls your El Nido home’s heat pump, and that requires some expertise to properly address.

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No Heat in Your Dos Palos House? Things to Check and Do

Monday, January 9th, 2012

In general, when your heating system stops working, you’ll need to call a Dos Palos professional to come out and take a look. However, before you do that, there are likely a couple of things you can check on your own to ensure that there really is a problem with the system itself.

For instance, if it’s cold in your Dos Palos house and your heat isn’t coming on, check to make sure that the thermostat is set to a high enough temperature that the heating system would be triggered. Particularly if this is the first really cold day of the season, it’s entirely possible that your thermostat was turned down at some point and left there. And if the thermostat isn’t turned up high enough, the heat will never come on.

Also, it’s worth just taking a second to check and make sure that the power switch on the heating system itself is actually in the proper on position. For the most part, there would be no reason for you to turn this off, but it’s always possible it could have happened in any number of ways and it only takes a second to check.

Depending on the type of fuel source your heating system uses, it’s probably a good idea to check to make sure the supply is still available as well. If you use natural gas, check to make sure that the gas line is open, but don’t try to repair it yourself if it seems to be compromised. If you find something like that, be sure to call your gas company right away.

However, if you use oil as a heat source, take a quick peek at the levels in your tank. There’s always the possibility that you used more than you thought you did or that a delivery was missed for some reason and so your heating system simply has no fuel to run on. Similarly, if your heating system runs on electricity, make sure that the fuse wasn’t blown or that it’s not just too loose to provide an adequate power supply.

If you’ve covered all of these basic troubleshooting bases, it may be time to take a closer look at the heating system itself. On just about every type of system there should be some type of reset switch or button. Follow the instructions to press this button and engage the reset process, but be sure to only try this once. If that resetting doesn’t work, it’s time to back off and call in a heating and air conditioning contractor to help.

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