Heater Repair

Heater Repair Houston, Cypress, Katy, Sugar Land TX & Surrounding Areas

A Cold Winter Doesn’t Stand a Chance Against ACE

The last thing you need during a cold winter, is for your heat to stop working! There are many common problems that can cause your heater to malfunction or stop working. If you find yourself with a broken heating system, the ACE experts are available 24/7 to help you when you need it most!

Common Heater Problems

  • Lack of Maintenance
  • Problems with Pilot Light or Ignition Control
  • Dirty or Clogged Filters
  • Overrun Heat Pump
  • A Faulty Thermostat

Your Comfort is Our Business

At American Comfort Experts, our goal is to make your home as comfortable as possible for you. That means when there is a chill in the air and your heating system stops working, we will be there 24/7 to resolve and repair your system. We are all homeowners and understand the importance of wanting to feel comfortable while we’re at home and having a broken heater during the middle of winter interferes with that.

You can depend on ACE experts to be there for you and resolve your heating problem!

Types of Heaters

Electric Heater Repair - Fan CoilThe most common central electric heater is a heat pump. They have two different functions in the summer and winter. In the winter, they heat the house. In the summer, they cool the house. There are several parts to a heat pump. Outside there is a unit called a compressor that extracts the heat (in the winter) from outdoors. The air moves through the condenser coils to the indoor heat exchanger, where the hot air is squeezed out of the cold air. An air handler (fan) blows the heat throughout the entire home. The cold air from the house is taken into the heat exchanger, which moves the cold air through the evaporator coils from inside the home to outside. In a heat pump, there is also a reversing valve that changes it from heating to cooling. The process works in the reverse way, going from compressor to the evaporator to the heat exchanger to the condenser to the outside.

What if my heater is sluggish or less effective?

When the system isn’t producing enough heat, there is a problem with a few parts:
  1. Ducts the air is flowing through are dirty.
  2. Filters are worn out or clogged.
  3. The blower/fan is stuck.
  4. The thermostat’s setting is too low.
  5. The belt is off/broken/stuck.
How we make it run:
  1. We’ll go in and clean your ducts.
  2. If needed, we’ll also replace your filters.
  3. We will unstop your blower/fan by removing any debris.
  4. You can turn up the temperature setting.
  5. We will recalibrate your belt to its proper destination

What if the system fails/doesn’t turn on?

The system fail to turn on because there are of tampering or overheating. Some of the problems include:
  1. Burned wires or scorched paint that leads to overheating.
  2. A broken breaker.
  3. A tampered thermostat.
How we correct the failure:
  1. We’ll tighten your connections or install new wires.
  2. Also, we’ll check that your breaker is not off.
  3. For your thermostat, we can repair or replace it.

What happens when the temperature of the air coming out is seriously off the set temperature?

thermostatWhen your heater isn’t listening to your instructions, there are a list of problems, such as:
  1. Dirty or blocked ducts.
  2. Insufficient insulation.
  3. Blocked evaporator or condenser.
  4. Insufficient refrigerant levels.
  5. Broken heat exchanger or blower.
  6. Thermostat settings are incorrect.
How we make the temperature right:
  1. We’ll check your ducts with our cameras and clean them with our machines.
  2. We will add more insulation.
  3. We can also replace your blower.
  4. We’ll also add more refrigerant if needed.
  5. Replacement of your heat exchanger or blower will not be a problem for us!
  6. Reset your thermostat. Also, change it from ON to AUTO.

What if my heater keeps making noise?

Two parts need to be put back into place or replaced:
  1. Belts are blocked, loose/tight, or damaged.
  2. Either the motor or blower is stuck.
How we put peace back into your home:
  1. Remount the belt or spray it with solution. We can also replace any worn down ones if it is needed.
  2. Remove anything clogging the devices.

Gas Furnace Repair - Infinity 98In most new homes, gas furnaces have become the standard. This furnace is powered by natural gas or propane. Once the temperature of a house falls below a certain level that is controlled by the owner, gas begins to flow and the ignition system ignites it. Now the gas is hot and combusted, rising past a heat exchanger and to the outside of the house. As the air passes the exchange, the motor of the furnace pulls air from it. That air then flows through ducts and into the plenum. Then more heat from the combusted gas warms the air. The warm air then goes back into the house through ducts that goes into vents. The vents lead to the rooms, heating the house.

Why isn’t there any heat?

When there isn’t any heat coming from the furnace, it’s normally because:

  1. A control valve is closed.
  2. A pilot light is out.
  3. There’s an incorrectly set or faulty thermostat.
  4. There’s a defective circuit or fuse.

How we bring on the heat:

  1. We open the control valve to allow gas flow.
  2. Then we adjust or replace the circuit or fuse to get the power back.
  3. If needed, we’ll reset or repair the thermostat, light the pilot flame again or replace the air filter.

Why isn’t there enough heat?

When you feel that there isn’t enough heat coming into the room, the temperature or amount of heat is probably inadequate because:

  1. The blower is blocked, loose or damaged.
  2. The burner or filter is too dirty.
  3. The thermostat is set too low.

How we raise the heat:

  1. We’ll clean or restore the blower, burner or filter depending on which part is impaired.
  2. If the problem is with the thermostat, we’ll raise the temperature setting or fix it.

The erratic heating is driving me crazy

If the furnace is letting the heat in and out inconsistently without your approval, the furnace is switching on and off too frequently. The crazy heating is caused by:

  1. A clogged blower.
  2. A dirty filter.
  3. The motor or blower being overly dry.

How we make it consistent with your needs:

  1. We’ll clean the port or proper parts to let clean air flow through.
  2. If the problem lies in the thermostat heat anticipator, then we’ll reorient the adjustment arm accordingly.

The pilot isn’t working

If your pilot light doesn’t light, this is a problem because your house won’t be able to be heated. There are a number of things that cause the pilot light to malfunction:

  1. A clogged pilot opening.
  2. A closed or insufficiently open valve that hinders the flow of gas.
  3. The pilot flame is set too low.
  4. The thermocouple nut is loose or damaged.
  5. A dirty orifice or gas tube.

How we get the pilot back on track:

  1. We clear the blockage or congested pilot opening, then try to light the flame.
  2. If it doesn’t come/stay on, we’ll raise the pilot flame.
  3. We’ll also tighten up the thermocouple or replace the whole thing.

Why is my furnace making so much noise?

It can be a very scary thing when your furnace starts making a lot of noise, especially since it deals with natural gas or propane. These sounds are probably one of two of the different noises that are symptomatic to furnace problems:

  1. High pitch sounds may mean that the bearings need oil or the belt is slipping.
  2. A low pitch noise probably means that the pilot light needs to be adjusted or the gas burner is dirty.

How we keep the peace:

  1. For high pitch sounds, we simply oil the bearings. If it’s a blower or motor belt problem, then we’ll replace or tighten it.
  2. For low pitch noises, we’ll adjust the pilot flame and clean the gas burner.

Why is my blower continuously blowing?

The blower always running can’t be good for the furnace or your gas bill. The continuous blowing is due to:

  1. The fan setting is set on continuous.
  2. The fan control limit switch is faulty (if the thermostat doesn’t have fan settings on it).

How we can stop the blowing:

  1. We can switch the settings of the fan from continuous to auto.
  2. We can replace or reset the control limit switch.

24-Hour Heater Repair Cypress, Katy, Sugar Land & Surrounding Areas

At ACE, we have expert HVAC technicians available around the clock to help you when you need it most. We understand that air conditioners don’t give you the courtesy of failing when it’s convenient. That is why we have built our business on offering excellent service at an excellent rate, at whatever time of day or night you need us. We have expertly trained technicians that can access your problem and make the proper repairs to have your unit up and running as quick as possible.

Why American Comfort Experts?

ACE is three generations of air conditioning and heating technicians. We know all the ins and outs of mechanical systems, from direct expansion air conditioners to furnaces and fans. We know ducting, thermostats and coils. We’re fluent in refrigeration, filtration and thermodynamics. The most beat-up HVAC system you can imagine is just another good project for us.

In addition to know-how, we understand you and your needs. We know that you need your system to work to enjoy living at home. We understand that you have a schedule, a budget and certain expectations. That’s why at American Comfort Experts, we’re on call around the clock to fight your battle. With American Comfort Experts, you can expect hard work, timely results and a heating and cooling system that works like its brand new.

Choose ACE as Your Heating Experts

  • Locally Owned & Operated
  • Experienced Technicians
  • Licensed, Bonded & Insured
  • Background-checked Technicians
  • Emergency Service Available
  • Excellent Reviews

When Should You Replace Your Heating System?

  • Your Unit Age is Old: According to Energy Star, replacing a 10-15 year old HVAC system generally saves up to 20% on your annual heating and cooling costs. Not sure about the age of your HVAC unit, check the serial number and determine the age of your HVAC unit.
  • Your System is Making Weird Noises: Have you heard any banging, popping, rattling, or squealing noises? Is your heater running excessively? Does your blower turn on and off frequently or does it blow cold air sometimes? If so, it may be time for your system to be replaced.
  • High Cost: A good rule of thumb is, if the cost of the repair is 50 percent of the cost of a new heating system, you should replace it.
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