Living with cold weather and extreme temperatures throughout winter can be quite difficult, leading many homeowners to invest in top notch heating systems in order to stay comfortable during chilly weather, or relying on Fort Collins furnace repair professionals. There are many heating appliances from which to choose, such as small wall units that provide radiant heat, to large HVAC systems that work year-round to ventilate, cool and heat the home. Other options include heating pumps and split or ductless air-conditioning units. Even though their names may indicate otherwise, such appliances efficiently function to both cool and heat a home’s interior. Regardless of what type of cooling or heating system is installed in your home, however, some kind of regular maintenance is required on a yearly basis. Therefore, most Northern Colorado property owners contact a professional company for their maintenance needs. Servicing of this kind should be completed every year no matter what type of central heating or HVAC system is found in the home. Virtually all manufacturers suggest that you have your furnace inspected and cleaned in late autumn or at the beginning of winter, as this is the time just prior to when the system experiences its hardest use.
Because most furnaces are only used continuously for one season during the year, they frequently become dirty and need to be serviced and cleaned. There are many components of cooling and heating systems that are negatively affected by dust and dirt. However, the parts that typically sustain the most rugged wear and tear are the components in the unit’s electrical system. Parts that generate heat, such as capacitors and transistors sometimes fail prematurely. This is because they must regularly generate heat, and dust and dirt interferes with the heat’s ability to dissipate. The experts at Swan Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can help you avoid such eventualities by replacing damaged or weak components, performing tests on the electronic system of your HVAC unit, and using professional techniques to clean the appliance.
HVAC systems are different from single furnaces, as they must run year-round to both heat and cool the home. Therefore, they may need a variety of heating repairs. Most HVAC units are fitted with combustion chambers, which are usually located near the air exchanger. Unfortunately, this placement makes it easy for dust to collect within the chamber. Although the unit’s overall efficiency is not threatened in a major way because of a little dirt, but if a significant buildup of grime and dust occurs, it can create a reaction that is flammable. Annual cleaning of the combustion chamber ensures that it remains free of debris, and therefore able to operate in an efficient manner to fight extreme temperatures. The unit’s ignition system also benefits from yearly cleaning and servicing. The majority of furnaces have two possible sources of ignition, which are a simple pilot light or an electrical ignition component.
As you might suspect, even when properly maintained, furnaces do not function indefinitely. If an HVAC unit or furnace fails, complete replacement is essential so that you can continue to live in comfort. Metal parts often fail first, as corrosion occurs as they repeatedly heat and cool the dwelling. This is especially true if the furnace is a single component of a larger HVAC system: the condensation coagulates in the air conditioning portion of the unit, ultimately leading to system damage. To find out more about maintenance, energy saving tips, or to schedule a furnace tuneup, contact the experts at Swan Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
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