Maccarone Plumbing is dedicated to providing top heating solutions for homes and commercial facilities. We help you prepare for the coming winter with prompt and professional repairs for your heater, identifying and redressing common issues before they become major problems. Our expert technicians are always on hand to provide timely maintenance, fast repairs, and comprehensive replacement and installation of heating systems. We serve customers throughout Long Island and Five Boroughs.
What are Common Heater Problems?
The compact network of ducts that feed warm air to rooms and hallways contract and expand, flexing as the furnace and fan direct the heat. Over time, this flexing action can cause the ducts to spring small leaks and reduce the overall efficiency of the system. Energy is lost, and there’s even the chance of dust and dirt being sucked up from crawl spaces and attics. We need to get into those ducts to seal the leaks, eliminating the loss of precious energy that should only be used for warming the rooms.
Another common problem is strong yet cold air pressure. You can feel this by putting your hand to the vent. There are several causes behind this problem, and our technicians can pinpoint the source of the issue. The furnace pilot light could be out, or the electronic ignition system for the furnace has become faulty. The difference between electrical and mechanical problems are difficult to distinguish unless you employ the aid of professional heating technicians. Our contractors know exactly what to look for, and soon you will feel warm air filling the rooms again.
Should You Just Replace Your Heater?
Older heating units need to be replaced at some point. The trick is knowing when to opt for repair and when to invest in a complete replacement.
The life expectancy of a heater is about 16 to 20 years, and squeezing a few more years out of it is possible. After this mark, you will start to discover a pattern of rising energy bills and increased unit breakdowns. The heating may go through long periods where it sits idle, waiting for the return of winter coolness. Without proper maintenance, these periods of idleness will drag down the efficiency of your unit. At some point, the amount of repairs will outweigh the cost of running an efficient heater.
Remember, you can always discuss comprehensive maintenance plans with our staff and avoid costly repairs by having heater problems identified before major problems develop.
Take advantage of our reliable and excellent options for heater repair or replacement. Call us today at (516) 671-3232 to schedule your next service.