Common Heating Repairs in Petaluma, Napa, San Rafael, and Marin County

Common Heating Repairs in Petaluma, Napa, San Rafael, and Marin County

Have you seen the episode of Seinfeld where George takes his car into the shop and laments that he knows so little about cars that the mechanic could tell him he needs a new part that doesn’t even exist and he’d have no choice but to believe it? That’s how most people seem to feel about HVAC repair. So we’re going to list some of the most common heating repairs in Petaluma, Napa, San Rafael, and Marin County that we see on a regular basis so that when you hear these words you know that yes, they are real parts, and yes, they do need repair or replacement from time to time.

Our Most Common Heating Repairs in Petaluma, Napa, San Rafael, and Marin County

Filters

People always want their filters to last forever, but the truth is, changing filters is one of the cheapest and most important services to keep your system running better and lasting longer. If we recommend new filters, you need them!

High-limit Switch

A high-limit switch keeps the furnace from burning out. Some words you might hear us use in association with high-limit switches are, “electromechanical, momentary, and positive-opening.”

Igniter

Electric hot surface igniters have largely replaced pilot lights. They often need replacing every five years or so.

Flame Sensor

Sometimes your heat can be restored by our simply cleaning the flame sensor, but eventually they often need replacing. Flame sensors are an important part of HVAC safety, and for good reason your heater won’t work without it.

Inducer Fan Motor

These fans move the heat and also cool their own motor.

Gas Valve Replacement

Even George Costanza would know that a gas valve is important for sending the right flow of gas to the burners. Most people don’t balk at the term “gas valve.”

There are many more parts that we use on a regular basis, and in the information age, we actually love that you can research for yourself. Go ahead and Google the parts and repair we recommend and see if it sounds like the proper diagnosis. If George had only had internet access on his phone, he could have Googled the words his mechanic used and made sure he wasn’t getting duped. Of course knowing George, that would have caused some other sort of mayhem.

Moore Heating and Air Conditioning offers all HVAC services including heating repairs in Petaluma, Napa, San Rafael, and Marin County. CONTACT US or call (707) 433-2250 for a free in-home estimate today.