With winter wrapping up and spring and summer on their way it is time to start thinking about repairs your furnace may need before your focus is solely on cooling your home. Taking care of repairs now, before long summer hibernation, will help you avoid any unhappy surprises once winter rolls around again.
End of Winter Repairs:
Cleaning the Burner – If you have a gas furnace it is very important that the burner remain clean. If your burner is not clean you may have reduced heating power, or the gas jets may not receive enough oxygen to light at all. In order for this to be cleaned it has to be detached from the gas line. Anytime you are working with gas you should call a professional, this is not a DIY job.
Replacing broken heating elements – It is easy to overlook this repair, especially at the end of winter when you do not need as much heat blowing through your home, but should we get one last deep cold you will probably wish all elements were working properly! Electric furnaces use an array of electrically powered heating elements to raise the temperature of the air that is blown through your home and the more heat that is needed the more elements turn on. Don’t wait until next winter to see what works and what doesn’t, let a professional assess the situation and make your repairs now.
Replace worn motors or motor bearings – Like everything else, after working non-stop for months motors start to wear down and lose their lubrication and dust getting into cabinet will only make the problem worse. If you hear any screeching or grinding noises call a professional immediately to have these VIP parts looked at as soon as possible.
These repairs are not ones that you need to try to handle on your own, especially when dealing with gas. Call the professionals at Carmine’s today at 203-791-8089 and let us inspect and repair your furnace so you are ready to go next winter. A broken down furnace is one surprise most people are happy to live without.