Our Technicians Address All Types of Heating System Problems
Furnaces are prone to issues with their ignition and pilot systems. Other components that can develop problems include the blower belt, limit switch, and heating element. A clogged or dirty filter can be easily replaced, while a cracked heat exchanger may require replacing your entire furnace. Power issues that originate with the furnace’s wiring or a connection are common but can also start elsewhere, such as the breaker panel.
Our technicians can address any problem with a furnace or heat pump. If you have a heat pump and hear strange noises, experience inadequate heating or cooling, or notice a refrigerant leak, immediate attention is required. Dirt and debris on the exterior unit must be cleaned before a malfunction occurs. Heat pumps also have unique components, such as the reversing valve, that may need to be serviced, repaired, or replaced during the unit’s lifetime.
With any heating system, inaccurate thermostat readings can cause it to work improperly, but our team can repair, calibrate, or update thermostats to maintain comfort and efficiency.
Our Heating Repair Services
A commitment to exceptional service is one reason we’re among the most trusted heating repair companies in the Boise area. We’re a family-owned business, and our reputation for being honest and reliable is reinforced by the experience and talent of our professionals. They ensure high-quality results every time, no matter the size or scope of the job. Here’s a look at what our process entails:
- Thorough System Diagnosis: To identify the root cause of the issue, our technicians perform a detailed inspection of your heating system. They check every component and test every function until they can accurately diagnose the problem. Only if they’re fully certain of what it is will they proceed.
- Efficient Repairs: We work to ensure a quick and effective solution. Once we determine the nature and source of the problem, we’ll explain the options and provide an accurate quote. Our team will keep you updated until your heater is fixed. We’ll then verify the unit has been repaired and is working as it should.
- Replacement Parts: To ensure durability, we use only high-quality, manufacturer-approved parts. We do not cut corners with inferior products. The parts we install are designed to last and provide the same performance as those originally installed by the manufacturer, so your heater is fully restored.
Preventive Maintenance Tips
Preventative maintenance can avoid repairs and help your heater last longer. It can also reduce the cost of HVAC services in Idaho. At Express Plumbing, we’re constantly looking to educate our customers. These are some preventative maintenance tips you can benefit from:
- Schedule Regular Inspections: Schedule routine maintenance to detect issues early, when they’re easier and less costly to fix. A technician can also clean the system, tighten connections, and lubricate moving parts to reduce wear and tear.
- Replace Air Filters: Regularly changing the air filter improves airflow and allows your heater to run smoothly and more efficiently. It also reduces wear and tear, so a simple filter change can avoid costly repairs down the road.
- Upgrade to a Programmable Thermostat: Using a programmable thermostat allows you to set a heating schedule, so your furnace doesn’t work as hard when there’s lower demand. The benefits include reduced wear and improved energy efficiency.
How Long Does It Take to Fix a Heater?
A professional has the knowledge, experience, and tools to inspect and fix a heating unit in a few hours or less.
Can I Perform Heating Repair Myself?
DIY heating repairs are not an option. Furnaces and heat pumps are complex systems, and attempting to fix them yourself risks causing more damage or being injured.
How Long Should My Heater Last?
Depending on the type and how it’s used, a furnace can last 15 to 30 years. Heat pumps can last 10 to 15 years, but with regular maintenance (like any other heating equipment), they can last longer.