Is your Heater Failing?

Check out a few tips for fixing your broken heater

PREVENTABLE

PREVENTABLE

Failure Caused By:

  • Age
  • Dirt Build-up
  • Metal Fatigue
  • Out of Balance
  • Winding Failure
Why Fix?
  • Efficient combustion of gas, saving money
  • Eliminates back drafting of flue gases
Recommendations
  • Perform annual tune-ups or sign-up for a preventative maintenance plan. An annual tune-up on both the heating and cooling system is recommended to the life of your equipment. The comfort technician will inspect this component as part of the preventative maintenance plan.
DID YOU KNOW
  • All equipment having moving fan blades collect dirt and debris. If this is allowed to build up it will cause damage.
  • It should be cleaned periodically.
  • Customer should know that adjusting inducer may only results in a temporary repair

PREVENTABLE

PREVENTABLE

Failure Caused By:

  • Age
  • Bad electrical connections
  • Blocked orifice
  • Misalignment
Why Fix?
  • Proper burner ignition components during routine maintenance
  • Perform annual tune-ups or sign-up for a preventative maintenance plan. An annual tune-up on both the heating and cooling system is recommended to the life of your equipment. The comfort technician will inspect this component as part of the preventative maintenance plan
DO YOU KNOW
  • Most ignitor problems can be prevented through routine annual maintenance

Failure Caused By:

  • Age
  • Improper combustion process
  • Lack of proper maintenance
  • Metal fatigue
  • Rust or corrosion
Why Fix?
  • Decrease risk of fire
  • Proper combustion of gas
  • Stop carbon monoxide from entering home through duct work
Recommendations
  • If your equipment is 10 years older, consider replacing it with a more efficient system. PLEASE ask your component technician about the benefits of replacing versus repairing your equipment.
  • Perform annual tune-ups or sign-up for a preventative maintenance plan. An annual tune-up on both the heating and cooling system is recommended to the life of your equipment. The comfort technician will inspect this component as part of the preventative maintenance plan
DID YOU KNOW
  • Comfort technicians have a number of ways of checking to make sure there are no holes, cracks or seams coming undone. Metals expands and contracts when heated. This causes weaknesses. The heat exchanger must be checked before each heating season
  • DANGER! A faulty heat exchanger can allow a build up of carbon monoxide in a home. Carbon Monoxide is a difficult to detect and is extremely dangerous.

PREVENTABLE

PREVENTABLE

Failure Caused By:

  • Age
  • Component failure
  • Faulty connection due to deterioration
  • Power surge
Why Fix?
  • Reduce Possible motor failure
Recommendations
  • Perform annual tune-ups or sign-up for a preventative maintenance plan. An annual tune-up on both the heating and cooling system is recommended to the life of your equipment. The comfort technician will inspect this component as part of the preventative maintenance plan
DID YOU KNOW
  • A faulty circuit board can impact the performance of the motor resulting in higher energy bills or possible equipment failure

PREVENTABLE

PREVENTABLE

Failure Caused By:

  • Age
  • Improper balance
  • Inadequate lubrication
  • Lack of proper maintenance
  • Power surge
  • Rusted shaft
  • Winding failure
  • Worn bearings
Why Fix?
  • A dirty blower causes decreased efficiency which increases the costs of running the equipment
  • A dirty blower wheel could result in out of balance wheel requiring replacement
Recommendations
  • If your equipment is 10 years older, consider replacing it with a more efficient system. PLEASE ask your component technician about the benefits of replacing versus repairing your equipment.
  • Perform annual tune-ups or sign-up for a preventative maintenance plan. An annual tune-up on both the heating and cooling system is recommended to the life of your equipment. The comfort technician will inspect this component as part of the preventative maintenance plan