Heating Service In Fort Worth, Eagle Mountain, Westover Hills, TX and Surrounding Areas
Heating Service & Heater Repair Services In Fort Worth, Eagle Mountain, Saginaw, Lake Country, Aurora, Haslet, Keller, Benbrook, Westlake, Southlake, Lake Worth, River Oaks, Colleyville, Westover Hills, White Settlement, Texas and Surrounding Areas
Preventive maintenance and professional inspections are important aspects of the operation of your gas furnace. While evaluating your gas furnace, we may uncover small cracks, leaks, rust, rot, soot, frayed wires or corroded electrical contacts that can lead to a furnace failure. While there are a variety of reasons and potential fixes that can increase your energy efficiency, our professional HVAC technician may reveal that the AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) of your gas furnace may be the primary cause of these excessive costs.
Professional Heating Service in Fort Worth, TX
During the warmest part of the year, our heaters and furnaces sit idle until we start them up again in late fall. However, summer and fall are some of the best times to think about heating service. Why is this? Surprisingly, most heaters don’t fail during the colder season, but in autumn, when they’re first turned on. This is because they’re often not prepared to be run continuously after being switched off for so long. The technicians at NSG Heating and Air Specialists, LLC, are experts in heating service in Fort Worth, Eagle Mountain, and Westover Hills, TX, and the surrounding areas. After taking a look at your heat pump or furnace, we’ll be able to tell you exactly what it needs to be in top shape for winter.
Heating Preparations: Fall Maintenance
Your gas furnace or heat pump should be cleaned periodically. Debris and build-up accumulating inside your system can lead to damage. Because a dirty heater must work harder to operate, it also contributes to higher electrical bills. Our HVAC technicians are trained in proper cleaning procedures for all types of heaters. In the case of gas furnaces, we’ll pay special attention to the flame sensor and the hot surface igniter to keep your heater both functional and safe.
Fall is the perfect opportunity for a heater inspection since you’re not using your system yet. During an inspection, we’ll check for wear and tear of parts, and have a look at your ducting to make sure there are no blockages or leaks. The heat exchanger will be examined to ensure it isn’t damaged since this can allow carbon monoxide to escape. We’ll inspect the blower motor and its components, including testing the amp-draw. Measuring the amount of amp-draw will tell us how much power the blower motor is consuming. By ensuring this number meets your unit’s specifications, we’ll extend the life of your furnace’s igniter and keep it operating safely.
Your technician will also check the burner of your gas furnace to make sure it ignites correctly and that the flame sensor is working properly. The flame sensor is an essential safety feature of gas heaters that alerts the unit of “proof of flame.” If it doesn’t sense a flame, it shuts off the gas supply so that unburned gas isn’t dumped into the exchanger where it can cause an explosion. The flame sensor needs to be routinely cleaned so it can accurately tell whether a flame is present or not. Dirty sensors lead to furnaces shutting off when they shouldn’t, which can allow gas build-up.
Other heating elements we’ll inspect are the unit’s electrical connections, thermostat calibration, the furnace’s flue, belts, safety controls, air filter, and air intake grills. In gas furnaces, we’ll also check the gas pressure, fuel lines, and take various measurements to ensure efficiency and safety.
If your heater wasn’t tackling the Texas cold as well as it should have last season, taking care of the repairs now is the perfect way to set yourself up well for the winter. Here are a few ways your furnace lets you know it needs repair:
- Your heater hasn’t been warming your home evenly. Some rooms are too cold, while some areas may feel too hot. This could be a sign that the blower fan is malfunctioning, or it could mean there’s a problem with the burners.
- Your utility bills were higher the last time you used your heater or furnace. This extra energy consumption will have shown up on your electric bill if you have a heat pump or on your gas bill for a gas furnace. Sometimes both your electric and gas usage can spike simultaneously (since gas furnaces use electricity too). Failing components can cause this, but believe it or not, so can a dirty filter!
- Your heater’s been kicking on and off too frequently, a condition that’s known as “short cycling.” It shouldn’t turn on and off more than four times within an hour. Short cycling can be caused by overheating due to restricted airflow, a malfunctioning thermostat, or incorrect installation — meaning the heater is too big (powerful) for your home or business.
- While running, the heater is making strange sounds, such as banging, clicking, grinding, squealing, shrieking, or anything besides an ordinary hum.
Furnace and Heat Pump Replacement: Proper Installation
Heating Efficiency Ratings
The AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) measurement is a number assigned to gas furnaces that designates how much heat is delivered per amount of fuel burned. Heat pumps are graded according to HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor) since they don’t burn fuel, they merely transfer heat from one place to another. If it’s time for a new heater, we’ll help you choose a model with the best heating efficiency rating for your home.
Correctly Sizing a Heater
Just like air conditioners, heaters and furnaces need to be properly sized for the space they’re servicing. Various factors must be considered beyond the square footage of your home or business. These include how much sun the building gets during the day, the number of windows, how many family members you have or the average number of customers, building materials, the position of walls, and other details. A certified HVAC technician will perform a Manual J load calculation to determine what size heater your building needs. A specialist from NSG Heating and Air Specialists, LLC, will consult with you and complete a thorough inspection of your home to ensure you get the perfect furnace or heat pump.
Call the Heating Service Experts
With our attention to detail and expertise in custom heating systems, it’s no wonder that we have a 5.0 rating on Google! Whether your heater needs a tune-up, routine maintenance, or you’re ready for a new furnace, we provide complete heating service in Fort Worth, TX. NSG Heating and Air Specialists, LLC, also proudly serves Eagle Mountain, Westover Hills, and the surrounding areas. Let our team of licensed professionals make your heater winter-ready! Contact us today at (817) 993-4822 HVAC.