Heater Installation & Repair in Boise
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Timely heater installation and repair will help keep your unit running efficiently. The team at Wickstrom will help you tackle a range of problems that can affect your heater. We serve Boise and surrounding areas.
Some heater problems are easily repaired, but there are also problems that can be dangerous if they are not fixed properly. Our technicians will inspect your unit and determine how long it will last, and if a repair or replacement is more effective.
Along with quality service, we will also provide you with advice on how to avoid future problems with your heater. Your continued home comfort is our priority, and we want to help you save on heating costs with energy efficient tips.
What are Common Heater Problems?
Most heater problems occur due to poor maintenance. Lack of proper maintenance will result in heating inefficiencies.
Filter problems are common among heaters. We recommended replacing your unit’s filter each month. Clean filters help the unit last longer; dirty filters, on the other hand, restrict airflow and can lead to major problems. When the air is blocked, the unit will have to strain and work harder to warm the home. This results in higher heating bills and lost energy.
A heater has mechanical parts that help the device operate properly. Any wear and tear will affect its efficiency. Our technicians are often hired to repair and replace various parts, such as the belts and bearing. When a unit has faulty parts, the heater will overheat or the fan motors will have circulation problems.
Another common heater problem involves pilot or ignition control issues. A unit that has pilot or ignition problems will not provide any heat.
How Long Will Your Heater Last?
Some of your heater’s components are electrical, and most of the components can be replaced. The most important part of a heater is the exchanger. When this component is faulty, the entire unit must be replaced.
The material that is used to make the exchanger is also important. In most cases, the heat exchanger lasts for about 20 years. However, most units generally last 15 years. If the exchanger is made using cast iron, the heater can provide nearly 40 years of use. To prevent future problems, make sure you are scheduling regular maintenance services. Routine maintenance will give us an opportunity to find simple problems before they become larger headaches for you.
Want Better Heating Efficiency?
Making a heater energy efficient involves using various home improvement procedures. The home must be insulated efficiently, so that the heater can heat your home properly. Other simple tasks include changing the air filters regularly, using a programmable thermostat, and closing vents in areas that are not often used.
Think you need to repair or replace your heating unit? Call us today at (208) 466-9447 and make sure you’re ready for the coming winter.