Welcome to Coastal Mechanical - Heating Repairs
Heat is a creature comfort that many of us take for granted. When temperatures drop to a certain point outside, homeowners expect to switch the thermostat to the heat setting and turn the dial to their desired temperature. Unfortunately, your furnace is just like any other major household appliance in that it needs proper upkeep to continuing functioning to its full potential, and even then, central heating repairs are also often occasionally necessary. At Coastal Mechanical, we specialize in everything from gas and oil furnace repair to boiler furnace repair to get your heating system back up and running promptly.
Common Home Heating Issues
A home furnace or boiler may fail for a variety of reasons, and until the underlying issue is identified and resolved, the heating system is likely to run inefficiently at best. Here's a look at some of the common reasons for a boiler fix or furnace repair:
Clogged Air Filter
A dirty or clogged air filter won't just struggle to disperse warm air throughout your property, it can also put excess wear and tear on the heating system, which could lead to a more significant - and more expensive - fix.
Common in gas heaters, a pilot light ignites to provide heat to the rest of the home. If the pilot goes out or if there's an issue with the ignition system, it could impact the entire system.
If you're hearing loud, abnormal sounds when the furnace kicks on or the system seems to be running very loudly, the likely culprit is an internal mechanical issue that needs to be addressed.
Unfortunately, furnaces and boilers have a lifespan. In fact, each last an average of 15 to 20 years before replacement is usually necessary. If you start to notice inefficiencies in your home's heating performance and your system is getting up there in age, it may be worthwhile to purchase a new system rather than invest in repairing your current one.
Routine Maintenance Can Help Extend System Life
Like we noted in the opening, sticking to a routine maintenance schedule can help you get the most return on investment out of your furnace or boiler. The easiest thing you can do is commit to regularly changing the air filter. We also suggest setting up an annual maintenance plan where you can have your unit regularly inspected to ensure the system is running efficiently and effectively, and any small issues are caught before they become larger, much more expensive problems. Preventative maintenance can go a long way toward extending the life of your heating system and ensuring it's always running well.
Contact Us Today
For more information on heating repairs and to schedule preventative heating maintenance, contact Coastal Mechanical today. As experts in all things heating, and experienced professionals in all different types of heating systems, we can get your unit back up and running and help educate you on the steps to take to ensure it continues to perform effectively.