When your furnace or heating system malfunctions, you need professional services right away. For heating repairs in the Bolingbrook, IL area, call TR Miller Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. A third-generation, family-owned company, we understand the importance of keeping your family safe and comfortable in your home.
We provide complete heating and furnace services to Bolingbrook, IL, including:
- Emergency Services
- Heating Repairs
- Heater Installations
- Furnace Repairs
- Furnace Installations
- Boiler Services
- Radiant Heating Services
Our family business has helped generations of homeowners with their heating and cooling needs. Read our testimonials to see why our neighbors trust us to restore comfort to their homes.
Signs Your Furnace Needs Emergency Repairs
When your furnace breaks down in the middle of a frigid winter, you need a service company to repair it as soon as possible. To get the unit fixed before it completely malfunctions, watch for these signs that can indicate you need to call a contractor:
- Short cycling: Does your unit run for just a few minutes and then turn off unexpectedly? If so, you need a service company to examine your heat exchanger and thermostat to diagnose the issue.
- Irregular flames: Call a contract if the flames in your unit are uneven or are leaning toward the back of the furnace. This can indicate dirty burners or something more serious, like a cracked heat exchanger.
- Odd noises: While systems typically make sounds while running, call a service company if you hear rumbling, popping or whistling.
- Cracked heat exchanger: If you suspect you have a cracked heat exchanger you need emergency help ASAP. This can lead to a carbon monoxide leak, which can be a very serious threat to your family and your home. You should evacuate the property immediately while waiting for help to arrive.
How a Malfunctioning Heater Can Affect Your Home
When your heater breaks down you probably expect to endure cold temperatures in your home and cope with decreased comfort. But there are other impacts as well, including:
- Risk of your family becoming sick due to the cause of the malfunction (such as a carbon monoxide leak) or because of the cold temperatures in the house.
- Reduced indoor air quality due to the unit not removing particles from the air.
- Risk of fire, depending on the issue with the heater.
- Increased utility bills as the system has to work harder to heat the property.
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How to Maintain Your Furnace
To keep your furnace from breaking down unexpectedly in the winter months, it’s important to keep it maintained all year long. Have these tasks performed regularly to keep your unit functioning:
- Schedule an annual inspection from a contractor before the winter weather hits. This will give him or her a chance to diagnose and fix any potential issues with the unit before you start to use it.
- Replace furnace filters regularly to ensure particles don’t build up and cause the unit to malfunction.
- Install a carbon monoxide alarm and have a service company inspect it when they perform a tune-up on the unit.
- Make sure the air ducts are sealed so hot air can’t escape.
- Check the blower for obstructions and to make sure it’s properly lubricated.
- Inspect the inside of the system for rust, holes and any separated seams.
- Clean the burners with water to remove any debris. This will allow for safer burning.
- Clean the sensor and pilot with a wire brush and emery cloth.
- Check the “high limit” on the furnace to prevent overheating.
- Make sure the unit is easily accessible in case you need to schedule any repairs.