You count on your home's heat functioning properly each winter. It needs to provide you with a constant and safe source of warmth during the coldest months of winter. When it no longer works properly, you need it fixed immediately. These critical aspects are some to expect from a technician that you hire for heating repair.
Lighting the Pilot
When your heater blows out cold air, its malfunction could stem from an extinguished pilot light. It can be difficult to tell whether or not the pilot light is out. This light is small and sometimes hidden from view. You have to know where to look in the furnace to see it.
Further, even if you know that it is out, you might not be able to light it yourself. You need a heating system repair professional to reach inside of the furnace, clean off the gas flue and light the pilot safely. This technician can then make sure that the light burns blue rather than orange or red, which can indicate that your furnace is leaking natural gas.
Repairing Gas Leaks
A gas leak can also explain why your furnace cannot heat your home properly. Without a carbon monoxide detector, you cannot know for sure if your gas is leaking or not. If your CO monitor sounds continuously or if you feel nauseous or have a headache, you can suspect that the culprit could be a gas leak from your furnace.
The technician can check your furnace to see if it is leaking gas and, if so, from where. He or she can seal off the leak or repair the part that is causing the leak. You get a furnace that is safe to use and capable of warming your home without causing illnesses associated with carbon monoxide poisoning.
You can also hire a heating repair technician to change out the filters in your heater each year. It is important to change the filters to ensure the proper flow of air throughout the house. Clogged filters can prevent warm air from making its way inside of the home and cause the home to be colder than the temperature at which you have set the thermostat.
These tasks are some that a heating repair professional can handle for homeowners like you. You can avoid dangerous carbon monoxide leaks. You can also have your pilot light checked and lit and your filters changed.