For those who have a gas furnace, you know the comforting sound of warm air coming through your vents during the winter months. But what happens when you don’t hear it, or the air that comes through your ductwork is tepid at best? Then it’s time to call the experts at Express HVAC Service. Our pros can help with all of your gas furnace needs: installation, repair, replacement, and annual maintenance—and our experts are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All of our work is guaranteed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee, so you can rest assured that everything is done correctly the first time around. It isn’t worth taking a risk with your gas heater on an inexperienced person or company just to try and save a few dollars. Instead, put your heating system in the skilled hands of our trained and certified heating experts!
Express HVAC Service provides professional gas furnace services near Round Rock, TX and the surrounding areas. Give us a call today to schedule service.
Why Use a Natural Gas Furnace?
If you have the choice between using natural gas to power your heating system or electric, you have two good options from which to choose. So why consider natural gas? One reason is the convenience of a constant fuel source that you don’t have to monitor. Another reason is that natural gas can power more than just your heating system; it can also be used for dryers, water heaters, and stoves. Lastly, while the initial installation of a natural gas furnace costs more than an electric one, the long–term fuel costs tend to be less.
Common Gas Furnace Repairs
What kinds of repairs are common to gas furnaces? Here are some that our experts see with relative frequency:
- Problems with ignition and/or pilot lights – Lighting the burner in your furnace is a process; this is to help keep the ignition safe and secure. If your furnace has an electronic igniter, it isn’t uncommon to experience issues with an aging igniter. Older furnaces likely have a standing pilot light, which can have issues with the pilot itself or the thermocouple.
- Cracked heat exchanger – Inside your furnace is a component called a heat exchanger, which helps generate heat while safely expelling the toxic combustion byproducts. A cracked heat exchanger is dangerous because can allow the toxic fumes and gases to escape; as such, it needs to be replaced.
- Issues with the blower – The blower is the component that pushes the warm air generated by the heat exchanger into your home. If there are problems with the blower, your home won’t get the warm air it needs.
Why Does My Gas Furnace Need a Flue?
During the heat generation process, toxic gases and fumes are generated. These combustion byproducts need to be vented from your furnace safely and efficiently, and the way this is done is via the flue. The byproducts are contained inside your furnace’s heat exchanger; the system’s flue is connected directly to the heat exchanger so that the byproducts can be expelled directly to the outside instead of into your home. Should problems develop with your flue, call our experts for immediate repair.