Heating Repair In Mesquite, Forney, Balch Springs, TX, and Surrounding Areas
The indoor comfort of your home and family is probably one of your highest priorities. Gas furnace systems can have a complicated arrangement of gas and its working together. However, if one or more parts involved in delivering heat is damaged or not working as intended, your heating system has the potential to become a comfort hazard.
How expensive does a furnace repair need to be before it’s not worth repairing it? If key parts fail, such as the heat exchange or control module, or repair costs are more than 50% of the cost of a new product, it may be better to replace the unit. However, you should always discuss repair vs replacement options with your HVAC technician to get a clearer assessment of the price tag of repairs and the predicted longevity of your existing gas furnace.
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Even in our relatively warm climate of Northeast Texas, we’ve been known to say it gets a little nippy in the wintertime. With temperatures dropping as low as the thirties, having a well-running heater is a necessity. DVO Heating and Air Conditioning provides complete heating repair for all types of buildings, including residential, light and standard commercial, and new construction. Our experienced team is licensed and regulated by the state of Texas. By staying on top of the latest developments in HVAC technology, we guarantee you the best and most long-lasting results. Whether you need repair of a furnace, boiler, or heat pump, our competent heating specialists will have your house feeling warm and toasty in no time.
A central furnace is what heats most houses in the US. It works by forcing heated air through ducting, which then circulates the warm air throughout your home. Central furnaces can be powered by natural gas, oil, propane, or electricity. This type of system brings rooms to the desired temperature very quickly because a blower fan rapidly pushes the air through ducts and out of the vents. Then, another ducting system sends the air back to the furnace through cold-air returns — the vents on the wall which don’t open and close as other vents do.
Signs that your furnace may need repair include:
- You’ve been having trouble starting your furnace or keeping it running. It might require only changing the thermostat, or it may be due to faulty wiring.
- The pilot light is a color besides blue. Believe it or not, this is a symptom of a ventilation problem. A yellow pilot light most likely means the gas line is getting too much air. If you notice a bright orange flame, it’s a severe red flag. It means there’s too much gas feeding the pilot because the flow isn’t being adequately regulated or there’s a leak. If your furnace has a discolored pilot light, contact a heating pro right away. Otherwise, carbon monoxide levels can pose serious health risks to you and your family.
- The furnace is emitting abnormal smells. That “burnt hair smell” the first time you turn on your heater is no need for concern. The unit may have accumulated some dust from disuse over the summer, and the smell will go away after running the furnace a few times. However, if you notice a strong smell of fuel or a burning odor that remains after several uses, this can indicate excessive dust on the motor or even a gas leak.
- Your furnace has been a lot noisier than usual or is making strange sounds. Banging, whistling, or squealing indicate issues that should be addressed.
- The furnace isn’t heating your house efficiently, such as producing no heat at all or only a low level of heat.
- Your carbon monoxide detector goes off when you turn your furnace on or after it’s been running a little while. If this happens, shut off the furnace immediately, open windows and doors, and call your HVAC contractor.
- You’ve noticed poor air quality inside. If your house smells dusty or moldy, or you’ve been experiencing respiratory issues, this often points to an inadequately maintained heating system.
The professionals at DVO Heating and Air Conditioning are experts at troubleshooting and repairing all makes and models of central furnaces.
Boiler and Radiator Repair
A boiler and radiator system still heats some older homes. Although there are different types of boilers, they essentially work by creating steam or heating water, which is then dispersed throughout your house via pipes to individual radiators. More modern systems of this type distribute the hot water utilizing electric pumps.
Signs that your boiler heater may need repair are:
- Some indications of a failing boiler are similar to those of a furnace, such as bad odors (especially a sharp, metallic smell), odd or loud noises, and insufficient heat production.
- There’s a water puddle around your boiler.
- The boiler has been taking an abnormally long time to heat your home, and it shuts off frequently.
- When you switch the boiler on, it doesn’t run. If replacing a blown fuse doesn’t handle it, call a boiler technician to inspect the power supply.
- Your utility bills have spiked compared to last winter, although you’re not using your boiler any differently than before.
DVO Heating and Air Conditioning knows boilers and radiators inside and out. If your boiler breaks during a cold Texas night, we’ve got you covered with our 24/7 emergency service.
Heat Pump Repair
One of the greatest inventions in central heating, a heat pump is a heater and air conditioner in one. Interestingly enough, heat pumps don’t actually create heat as furnaces do; they only transfer heat from one place to another.
If you become aware of any of the following, your heat pump may need repair:
- The unit has been “short cycling,” which is to say it turns on and off frequently.
- It’s making strange noises like groaning or rattling.
- Although air is flowing from vents like usual, the heat pump isn’t producing sufficient heat.
- Your electricity bill has spiked with no apparent cause.
- The area around the unit is excessively moist, or you’ve noticed leaks. A sweet, chemical smell indicates a refrigerant leak. Never try to handle this substance yourself, but call an HVAC pro.
We know heat pumps like the back of our hand. A member of our team will repair your heat pump and advise you on a proper maintenance schedule to keep it functioning correctly.
Experience and Efficiency You Can Trust
For all types of heating repairs, you can count on the caring technicians from DVO Heating and Air Conditioning. With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, we do the job once and do it right. We’ll always be transparent with our customers about repairs. If we find your heater or boiler has lived its life and needs replacing, we can help with new installation financing. Contact us today for quality heating repair in Mesquite, Texas.
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