What Causes Heating Repairs?

Puyallup Heating & Air Conditioning is a heating company in Puyallup, and we respond to a wide range of repairs. Customers often ask us what caused the problem and if it could have been avoided, and with that in mind, let us consider the leading causes and what you can do about them.

Normal Wear and Tear

Your modern furnace or heat pump is a complex piece of equipment with moving parts and finely calibrated electronics. It is subject to vibrations and other wear, and over time, that deterioration will lead to a fault or failure. This is the reason seasonal tune-ups are so important. Tune-ups can undo that wear at a reasonable cost, before it manifests into something more serious.

Unnecessary Wear and Tear

Heating equipment can be subject to undue wear and tear as well. A furnace that is improperly sized for a home, for instance, will be overworked and thus have a shorter life span. Likewise, if you have a fixed-speed blower and disrupt the pressure balance, the blower will work harder and fail sooner.

Inadequate Filtration

Not replacing air filters on time is another way that you can increase pressure. Dirty air filters present another problem. They become compromised and allow dust into the system. That dust accumulates and binds with lubrication and the like to eventually gum up the works.

Thermostat Issues

Thermostat failures, as well as improper programming, can lead to failures, too. A faulty thermostat can cause a furnace to short cycle, which can be quite damaging when left unchecked. Your heating technician will test your thermostat during your annual tune-up.

Heating Repair in Puyallup

Puyallup Heating & Air Conditioning in Puyallup is proud to serve Pierce and King Counties and the surrounding areas. We have been in business since 1946, which means we have more than 70 years of experience! We are a Carrier Authorized Dealer with BBB accreditation and an A+ rating as well as NATE-certified technicians. Call us today or contact us online with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment. We can attend to any of your heating repairs or cooling needs.

Tags: , ,