Gowland's Heating & A/C Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating System Repair’

My Furnace Is Making Weird Noises! What’s Wrong?

Monday, February 15th, 2021
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You hear a rattling sound coming from your furnace, and it worries you. Is there a major malfunction with it that’s about to cause the heater to fail entirely? Or maybe create unsafe conditions?

Then you try the handle to the panel of the cabinet and discover it’s not latched properly. Click, it’s back in place… and the rattling sound stops. Great, that was all that was wrong!

Yes, it can be that simple. It isn’t always, however. This example was a basic “fix,” if you hear any odd sounds from your home’s furnace, whether it’s a gas or electric model, it might be a problem requiring furnace repair in Kenner, LA from our professionals. If you don’t see an obvious reason for the odd noise, please don’t attempt to investigate it further to do a DIY fix. Call our experts to take on the detective work and do whatever repairs are necessary. 

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Is Your Heater About to Fail? 4 Ways You Can Tell

Monday, February 1st, 2021
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You don’t want a failed heating system to catch you by surprise during one of the colder days of the season. You’ll have to call for repairs for the system, or in some cases a full heating replacement. Although you can always count on our heating technicians to get to you fast—we’re available at your convenience, not ours!—we can’t be there instantly. If you want to avoid an emergency call for your heating in Kenner, LA, you have two tactics. First, always schedule heating maintenance in fall. We’ve covered this recently. Second, know what signs to watch for that your heating system is tottering. We’ll cover that here.

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Reasons the Furnace Isn’t Lighting

Monday, January 18th, 2021
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When you need the gas furnace in your house to run during winter, the least you expect from it is to turn on. This means the electronic igniter (or pilot light in an older furnace) causes the gas burners to light and create the combustion of gas that will eventually warm up the air moving into your house.

But you may discover one day that the furnace isn’t coming on. The burner won’t light. No matter how you set the thermostat, you don’t hear the whoosh of the burners igniting or see the familiar blue light from inside the furnace. Obviously, this is a problem, and you may need to call our technicians for furnace repair in Slidell, LA. But let’s first look at the possible reasons your gas furnace isn’t lighting.

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Why Your Heater Isn’t Evenly Heating the Whole House

Monday, January 4th, 2021
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In an ideal world, a heating system would always send out an even amount of warmth to each room in a house. Just an adjustment on the thermostat, and all the rooms would enjoy a comfortable (and energy-efficient) level of comfort.

We don’t live in that ideal world, but a good heating system that had a proper professional installation should still be able to get close to this scenario. Yes, there will be some temperature fluctuations, such as rooms with east or west-facing windows getting extra heat or places with doors to the outside experiencing some drafts. But a central heater is supposed to make sure everyone has the comfort they need.

So if your home is currently dealing with cold spots, you may require heating repair in Slidell, LA. In some cases, you might even need to replace the heater.

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A Cracked Heat Exchanger in a Furnace Is a Serious Situation

Monday, December 21st, 2020
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We never want to be alarmist about home heating systems, but it’s important to make sure our customers know about potentially harmful issues that can crop up in natural gas furnaces. 

Modern gas furnaces are built with safety uppermost in mind, so they rarely present dangers to homes. If they did, they wouldn’t even be permitted in homes! However, we want you to be aware of a situation that may occur with your gas furnace if it doesn’t receive regular maintenance and prompt heating repair in Marrero, LA. It’s the cracked heat exchanger. 

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