Residential Heater Repair

As a resident of the Tampa area, you know that the weather is usually balmy and nice. This is precisely why it feels so bone-jarringly cold during those few times when it actually gets cold outside. You aren’t used to it!

When you rush to turn on your heat and it doesn’t come on, or it won’t put out enough heat to get the job done, you want it fixed right away. That’s where our residential heater repair services come in. We offer both standard and emergency services to meet your needs.

Residential Heater Repair

Common Heating Types

Heat pumps are popular in Tampa because it’s always warm enough outside for them to work efficiently. Temperatures that feel cold to us Floridians are much, much warmer than winter temperatures in the North, and this lets us in on savings that wouldn’t be possible there. The heat from these units can be distributed through a duct system, or in the case of ductless mini-splits, can be blown directly from the unit.

Electric furnaces are rarer, but they do exist. Electricity is considered an expensive fuel choice in some areas. Here, however, they typically don’t have to run often enough for the cost of electricity to be a problem. An electric furnace uses a large heating element instead of a fire to produce its heat. Then, the heat is distributed through the home through a forced air system.

Other heating options include natural gas, propane, wood, heating oil, and various lesser-known choices. Some of these require more maintenance or residential heater repair than the electric options. Certain fuels, such as natural gas, may also be unavailable in specific parts of the Tampa area.

Maintenance Is Key with Residential Heater Repair

As with any kind of machine, maintenance is the key to a long life of trouble-free operation. Moving parts need to be oiled, especially in older, non-sealed systems. Filters need to be changed. Inspections are also required in order to spot problems like corroded or brittle wiring, switches that aren’t working right, and other issues. Any problems discovered in an inspection then need to be fixed, not only to ensure that the system keeps running, but to maintain safety and efficiency.

To ensure that your heater gets the maintenance and inspections it needs, be sure to call us. Our experienced technicians know exactly what needs to be done and which parts to examine. If we find any issues, whether they are already there or are threatening to crop up, we’ll let you know so that you can decide how to proceed.

Preventing Surprise Heating Problems

Just the thought of turning on your home heating while it’s still 90 outside might make you sweat, but it’s worth it to do exactly that before winter comes. Then, you can sometimes find problems while you still have plenty of time to get repairs. You only need to leave your heat on for a couple of minutes to make sure that it will indeed activate.

If you find problems in the summer or fall, you won’t need to get an emergency residential heater repair. Instead, you can schedule a standard service call, and have the peace of mind of knowing that your heater will work when you really need it.

When Surprises Still Happen, Rely on Residential Heater Repair

Even with the most proactive maintenance and checks, it is still possible to experience a surprise failure in your heating system. Then, it makes sense to do a little troubleshooting on your own before calling for residential heater repair.

If your heater is running, but the heat is coming out weakly, the first thing to do is check the unit’s air filter. A clogged filter will block the airflow. If you find that your filter is indeed clogged, change it for a clean one and see if that fixes the problem. If it doesn’t, call us for repairs.

Sometimes, you might turn on your heater and have nothing happen. Check the basics for this first, too. Make sure that the circuit breaker for the unit is still in the “on” position, and that any switches for the unit are also on. If everything’s turned on and nothing is happening, or your breaker trips soon after you try to activate your heating, call us.

Call Us for Service

If everything’s turned on and the filters are clean, but your heating still isn’t working, it’s time to call in the professionals. The same is true if your heater’s breaker keeps tripping back to the “off” position soon after you try to run your heat. All of these indicate a problem that will need to be fixed by an experienced technician.

For residential heater repair in Tampa, just give us a call or fill out the form on our site. We’ll be happy to come out and help you get warm again.

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