LOSS OF HEAT
If your unit suddenly starts blowing cool or cold air, do a few checks first. Make sure the thermostat is set properly. Make sure the circuit breakers are on. If you have a fuel-heating system, make sure you have fuel.
If that’s not the problem, or your system keeps tripping the breakers constantly, you need to call Fulford Heating and Cooling. Circuit breakers wear out. We can replace them. Other problems could be heating strips, faulty pilots or ignition. Whatever the problem, we’ll find it and let you know what needs to be done.
If your system keeps turning on and off rapidly, then you may have a dirty filter. When was the last time you changed the filter? Check that first. The blower can also be a problem. That’s something the professionals at Fullford need to repair or replace.
The thermostat can also be an issue. If it’s set for the right temperature, it may be malfunctioning. We can test it and replace it if need be.
INCONSISTENT ROOM TEMPS
Expect some variation in rooms. The farther the room is from the thermostat, the more temp variation you’re going to see. But it should not be a huge difference. You’ll need to check very closely to see a difference.
If the difference is obvious, then you could have a collapsed air duct or an obstructed duct. If you can get to the ductwork, look for holes, fallen or collapsed ducts. If you see that, then call Fulford and we’ll repair and inspect the rest of the ductwork just to be sure nothing else is wrong.
Dirty filters can also cause this.
This is a concern for fuel-powered furnaces. If your system is 10 to 15 years old or older, you have a high risk of a rusted heat exchanger. Rust creates pits and pinholes (which get larger) and cracks. This can allow carbon monoxide to come into your home. Carbon monoxide is called a “silent killer” because it has no odor and the body doesn’t react to it.
If you are experiencing any of these issues, contact Fulford Heating and Cooling today. We are glad to check your system and make the necessary repairs to keep you comfortable and safe this winter season – and all year long.