Heating Repair in Birmingham and Childersburg, AL

It's a chilly morning and you wake up to a cold house. The furnace has failed. Now what? Skelton's Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. offers fast and easy residential and commercial HVAC services. But how do you keep your furnace from needing repair in the first place? These are the five most common reasons behind no-heat calls:

1. Little or No Maintenance

A regular furnace inspection and cleaning will prevent unexpected breakdowns and costly emergency service, however, many don't schedule this preventative step. An annual inspection in the fall is ideal before cold weather arrives.

2. Dirty or Clogged Filters

If air filters are not regularly changed, airflow is restricted and the furnace works harder to reach the thermostat's set point. The strain causes unnecessary wear on various systems and hastens their failure.

3. Mechanical Wear

Components like fan motor bearings and drive belts wear over time. An annual inspection catches problems early so they can be addressed in a timely, non-emergency manner. This prevents the "cold house surprise" on a chilly morning that disrupts life and sets you back hundreds of dollars.

4. Ignition or Pilot Light Failure

Most furnaces have one of two electronic ignition systems:

  • Hot Surface Ignition
  • Intermittent Pilot

When the thermostat calls for heat, it uses electricity to ignite the pilot followed by the main burners. If ignition fails, the furnace senses trouble and shuts down as a safety measure.

5. Thermostat Problems

Everyone forgets the wall-mounted thermostat when the heater fails, but a broken device renders an otherwise working furnace useless. It's among the first things our technicians check when responding to a no-heat call. An annual inspection from Skelton's Heating and Air Conditioning always includes a full thermostat check.

Skelton's Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc offers a wide range of HVAC products, installation, and prompt, 24-hour emergency repairs for homes or businesses. Schedule an inspection today.

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