If you’ve lived in Arizona for more than a year, you know that it isn’t always sunny and pleasant here. The winter months can bring some chilly nights. A properly working home heating system is essential for your year-round comfort. When your heater starts to show signs of a malfunction, you need to call forprofessional heating repair service in Mesa, AZ before you lose your toasty warm home.
Johns Refrigeration has worked on heaters in Arizona since 1970, and we have experience with how heating systems can become damaged and require repair. Here are three of the main reasons that a heater might need to have professional attention to get it working right again:
- Dirty heat pump coils: During the heating season, the outdoor unit of your heat pump operates as an evaporator, absorbing heat and then moving it indoors. If the coils begin to become dirty—which is common if the area around the outdoor unit isn’t properly cleared—it will block the heat absorption. This leads to icing along the coil, which will further block the heat absorption and could cause the heat pump to completely lose the ability to provide you with heating. Call for professionals to remove the coils and clean them. (Just scraping off the ice isn’t enough.)
- Clogged air filters: The dry and dusty desert air of Arizona means a lot of little particles can end up drawn into your heating system’s ventilation shafts. An air filter is positioned to catch these contaminants, but if the filter is not changed out regularly, it will start to allow debris to get inside your furnace or heat pump and cause damage to the components that will require repairs. Make sure you change your air filter once a month.
- Lack of regular maintenance: Your heater, no matter its type or age, should have heating maintenance done once a year. Fall is the usual time, but you can schedule during any season if you have neglected it for more than a year. A heater without maintenance will be prone to breakdowns as its parts wear down and suffer damage. With regular maintenance, the unit with receive the cleaning, tune-ups, and replacements necessary to keep repairs away.
You can never make your heating system 100% repair-proof—complex machinery is always at risk of a malfunction—but you can avoid the majority of repairs your system may need with the proper care and attention. Contact Johns Refrigeration to sign up for our maintenance plan so you can avoid future repairs. But should you need heating repair in Mesa, AZ, you can count on us to bring you the quality work to get the job done right.