The Illinois weather can turn cold quickly, and a sudden storm can cause dramatic drops in temperatures. This means that a working heating system is a necessity, and a faulty one is a liability. Thankfully, there are ways to ensure the heating is working correctly. The most practical is routine cleaning and maintenance. For instance, cleaning the combustion chamber in a gas-burning appliance reduces the risk of fire hazards and helps the system function better. This is especially true with the flue and exhaust system because they help balance the flow of air. Low oxygen levels can restrict the flame, which results in less heat. Superior furnace repair in Freeport can handle this cleaning task and restore the function of the system.
Many homes use an HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system. This combined appliance makes it possible to heat the whole building, but it also puts a lot of wear and tears on certain parts that function on both sides of the system. Furnace repair service can reduce system downtime by testing all aspects of the appliance and replacing worn parts as required. One example of a shared HVAC component is the blower that distributes the treated air. This fan cycles to pump air through the ducts, but it is controlled by various switches. One switch is used to ensure the fan blows any residual heat out of the system to reduce condensation in the air handler. Another is used to keep cold air from being pushed out when the furnace is first started. This limiting switch can also prevent the unit from operating properly and should be checked during maintenance.
Not all heating systems function the same. One alternative is the heat pump, which is a very energy-efficient way of heating most spaces. A heat pump uses a small amount of refrigerant to collect and transport warmth from inside the building or draw it from the outdoors. It works by compressing the refrigerant, so it changes state. This lowers its temperature so the refrigerant can absorb any heat around it. The warmer refrigerant is then carried to the other side of the system, where it is released through a coil. Eliminate heating issues with quality repairs! For more information, contact Pearson Plumbing & Heating today.