ThermAll Heating, Cooling & Electric Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Heating System Repair’

What’s Causing the Uneven Heating in Your Home?

Monday, December 18th, 2023
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You’ve noticed something wrong in your house now that the weather’s colder and you’ve turned your central heating system on. Not all the rooms are getting as warm as they should, and you’ve got family members complaining. A central heater is supposed to provide heat to all of the living spaces, but your heater isn’t living up to that promise.

What’s happening? There are several possibilities, and the remedy may require that you call our technicians for heating repair in Yakima, WA. We deliver timely service and back up our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

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Why Won’t Your Heating System Turn Off Regularly?

Monday, November 20th, 2023
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Once you turn your heating system during the fall, you’ll expect it to follow a standard pattern. When the temperature becomes cold enough, the heater will turn on and run in cycles around 15 to 20 minutes long, then shutting down for around 10 minutes and turning back on if the temperature is still low. 

But you may run into a problem with your heater turning on and off at odd times. Maybe it’s running for too long, not turning off when you expect it to and making the house too hot. Or maybe it’s turning off too frequently, starting and stopping throughout the day so that it never keeps on long enough to properly warm the house.

We’re going to look into the reasons you’ve got a heating system that isn’t turning off with its normal regularity. In some cases, you can solve the problem on your own. In others, you’ll need to call professionals for heating repair in Ellensburg, WA.

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Important Tips for Furnace Safety

Monday, October 9th, 2023
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When the weather begins to cool down during the fall, you’ll turn your home’s furnace on for the first time in many months. But before you do that, we want to recommend that you go over some valuable tips for furnace safety.

Gas furnaces are built with safety as a priority, and they feature several safety features such as flame sensor and flame-roll out switch that will activate to help protect your home. But you can increase your margin of safety with these important precautions.

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Give Your Furnace a Grade for the End of the Season

Monday, April 10th, 2023
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The weather is warming up, although we can expect to have a few more cold days come our way through the spring. It isn’t time to shut off your heater for mid-year.

Not yet. But it is the time to consider your heater’s future based on how well it performed over this last winter.

You never want to let a major furnace breakdown sneak up on you. It’s better to replace an ailing furnace before it has a chance to trap you in an unheated home.

To help you get a better understanding of how well your furnace is currently doing, we want you to try this thought experiment: give your furnace a grade (“A” through “F”) for how well it performed over the previous winter.

Below, we’ll examine what these grades may mean for your furnace’s future and what steps you might need to take, like furnace replacement or furnace repair in Yakima, WA.

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Never Ignore Furnace Problems, No Matter the Time of Year

Monday, February 27th, 2023
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We’re now in late winter, and spring officially starts in less than a month. This doesn’t mean the immediate end of cold weather. March is notoriously unpredictable and April is often filled with cold and rainy days. Still, warmer weather is on the way as the winter wraps up, and this is a good time to remind you of the importance of keeping your furnace in good repair, no matter the season.

If you run into problems with your furnace that don’t seem too bad (such as strange noises and uneven heating), you may feel tempted to just “ride out” the rest of the cold weather and worry about getting the trouble fixed later. We understand this temptation, but please don’t give in to it. When your furnace needs professional repairs, have them taken care of as soon as possible. We’ll explain why below.

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I See Smoke Coming From My Heat Pump! What’s Wrong?

Monday, February 13th, 2023
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First, take a deep breath. Your heat pump is almost certainly not on fire. In fact, it’s probably working just the way it’s supposed to.

If this is the first winter you’ve used a heat pump to provide comfort to your home, then we’re not surprised that you might find this sight alarming. A heat pump works similarly to an air conditioner, and if you see smoke coming off your air conditioning system’s outdoor unit, that’s a big problem, likely some kind of electrical fire. This is extremely rare, but not impossible.

However, that “smoke” you see rising from your heat pump isn’t smoke at all, as we’ll explain.

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What to Do If Your Heating System Stops Working

Monday, December 19th, 2022
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Brrr! The cold winter weather has definitely arrived! This is when you’ll need to depend heavily on your home heating system to keep your family safe and warm. 

What happens if your heating system suddenly stops working? This can be a scary event—understandably scary—but we’re here to help you. We have great technicians who’ll quickly solve your home heating troubles and see that your house is warm once again.

However, before you call us for heating repair in Yakima, WA, there are some steps you can take that might restore your comfort. We don’t recommend you ever attempt to repair your heater on your own, but you can go through some troubleshooting steps.

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Why Won’t My Gas Furnace Stay On?

Monday, December 5th, 2022
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A gas furnace that won’t keep running long enough to warm up your house and keep it warm isn’t of much use to you. If you start running into the problem of a furnace shutting off early, either after several minutes or less than a minute, you’ll want to know why and what you can do to fix it.

In some cases, a gas furnace shutting off early is because of a simple problem you can correct yourself. In other situations, you’ll need professional furnace repair in Yakima, WA. Below we’ll look at some of the common reasons for this furnace malfunction.

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When Are Heating Repairs No Longer Worth It?

Monday, February 28th, 2022
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In our previous post, we looked at the warning signs you have a heating system that needs professional repairs. We always encourage our customers to move fast when it comes to arranging for any heating repair in Yakima, WA. The sooner you have the problem fixed, the easier and less expensive it will be, and the less money you’ll waste on running a malfunctioning heater. You’ll keep the heater operating safely as well.

But heating systems have limits, as do repairs. A heater will age to a point where continuing to repair it is throwing away money. How can you know that your heating system has reached the end of the line where a replacement is more cost-effective? We can help you find out. Below are some of the signs that it’s time to stop repairing and retire your heating system for a new one.

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Top 5 Warning Signs Your Heater Needs Repairs

Monday, February 14th, 2022
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Your heating system has already put in plenty of work so far this winter, and we hope that it will continue to serve you until the warm spring weather finally settles in. But if your heater starts to experience problems, you’ll want to know as soon as possible so you can call our professional technicians to come to repair it. The sooner you move on fixing a heating system problem, the easier it will be to repair and the fewer additional problems it’s likely to cause.

Heating malfunctions can sometimes be sneaky. You may not immediately notice the trouble. We’ve put together a list of the five most common warning signs from a heater that will tell you it’s time to call “Your Home Comfort Hero,” ThermAll.

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