McAllen Heater Installation & Replacement Services
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At All Valley Plumbing & AC Co. our specialists have been installing, repairing, and helping our customers in and around McAllen to learn how to get the most out of their heating systems for over 3 decades. You have made a substantial investment in heating your home, and it is well worth learning how to identify problems, so our professionals can provide prompt resolutions. If you are located in or around McAllen and are looking to install a brand-new heater or want to replace a declining system, our experts are here to guarantee your complete satisfaction. To read reviews from other customers in your area on our outstanding services, click here.
What are some common heater problems?
- Dirty or clogged filter: A dirty or clogged filter will restrict airflow and make the heater's engine work harder to circulate the heated air. It may also reduce the temperature the heater is able to reach and blow dust particles through the heating vents and into your living space.
- Malfunctioning ignition switch: A heater that works sporadically or one that has ceased to function entirely could be suffering from a defunct ignition switch. It is also possible that the connection between the ignition switch and the thermostat is misaligned or cut off.
- Thermostat problems: If there is no heat being produced or if the fan is not pushing air out into your home, it may be that the thermostat, which controls the quantity and timing of heat production, has failed.
- General wear and tear: All mechanical parts eventually wear down with use, and when they perform poorly or not at all, you can expect the heater to act accordingly. For example, belts and bearings may be run down and causing over-heating, or the fan motor may be weak and unable to keep up proper air movement.
How long do these units typically last?
To a degree, the life of a heater can depend on how many new parts you are willing to put into it, but the main piece, which is the heat exchanger, is normally what is referred to when asking about the life of a heater. This vital component cannot crack or fail without effectively ending the life of your heating system, unless a major investment is made in replacing it. Heaters are expected to last on average about 20-25 years, but the lifespan will vary greatly depending on brand, model, rate of use, and level of maintenance.
What are some easy ways to avoid problems in the future?
- Perform basic maintenance tasks: Many breakdowns can be avoided by basic maintenance; especially regular filter changes every month or two. Not only does this increase efficiency and reduce dust buildup, but it also extends the life of the motor and helps to circumvent additional problems by lessening the strain that is put on your unit.
- Regular tune-ups: A thorough top to bottom yearly inspection and cleaning can ensure that all parts are in proper working order and will eliminate excess dust and debris in the vents.
- Buy better filters: There are three basic levels of filter quality: standard fiberglass, pleated, and electrostatic. Upgrading to a better filter prevents excessive dust buildup from occurring, which will cause a number of other issues.
What are some simple ways to make your system more energy efficient?
- Install heater controls, which allow you to program heat levels for specific times of day. Let this system keep temperatures steady and only raise and lower them gradually when it is absolutely necessary.
- Invest in top-of-the-line insulation in all rooms that heat vents travel through.
- If your heater uses metal venting systems, inspect them carefully to locate and correct any cracks, holes, or loose panels through which hot air may escape.
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