HVAC COMMON Q & A

WHY IS MY FURNACE LEAKING WATER?

Many of today’s high efficiency furnaces produce condensate as well. They also have to drain the water. There are many parts in the furnace that can leak, drip, or crack, causing a water leak. And along with the furnace comes the central humidifier, which can also be a source for leaks.

WHAT IS A DRAFT INDUCER MOTOR?

This fan gets fresh air into your furnace to create a safe combustion chamber. The gas valve opens and sends gas to the pilot burner. … A flame sensor lets your furnace know that the pilot was successfully lit. The gas valve sends gas to the main burner(s), which is lit by the pilot light. For any of your heating repair call ARIA HEATING & COOLING, serving Schaumburg, Oak Brook, Darien, Hinsdale, Downers Grove, Hillside, Melrose Park, Westchester, near Chicago IL.

WHAT IS A FURNACE HEAT EXCHANGER?

The heat exchanger is where heat from combustion gases is transferred to the air stream by circulating through the furnace in a sealed tubular chamber. When it leaks, the furnace can shut off due to flames rolling out. What’s worse is that the leak can cause dangerous carbon monoxide gases to enter the air you breathe. If you smell an odor coming from your furnace that was not previously there, shut your furnace off, turn off the gas valve near the furnace and please call the Gas company to investigate if it is a gas leak or a combustion gas leak. If it is the latter please call ARIA HEATING & COOLING, serving Naperville, Warrenville, West Chicago, Bartlett, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Hanover Park, near Chicago IL.

WHAT IS A FURNACE IGNITOR?

Gas furnaces now come with an igniter that works electronically to light the gas and heat the home. These newer furnaces do not use a pilot-light system as the older furnaces did. If your furnace is equipped with an electronic igniter, you cannot light the furnace manually. However, you may be able to get the furnace working by turning off the furnace and resetting it. If that does not work please call ARIA HEATING & COOLING your furnace repair experts, serving Bloomingdale, Roselle, Madinah, Itasca, Elk grove, Addison, Wood Dale, Lombard, Villa Park, near Chicago IL.

What are heating and air conditioning service contracts?

Service contracts are agreements between you and an HVAC service provider wherein you pay a set fee to guarantee the company’s ongoing services for your HVAC system.

With the most basic contracts, the service includes a checkup and tune-up emphasizing your heating system at the start of the winter and air conditioning system before summer. You can also find contracts that include parts and service for problems found during those checkups, and some will even include emergency service.

They sometimes also include priority treatment, which can save you time and discomfort when your heater fails in the freezing cold or your air conditioner blows out in the heat of summer The more services the contract includes, the more you will pay.