Have you ever wondered what goes into a heating or air conditioning system for a large office building or another large building like a mall or a school? My name is Evelyn, and I am an HVAC architect. I design heating and air conditioning systems for large, corporate buildings. Making sure that a large building with many rooms or offices is efficiently heated and cooled is a very large job and is much more complicated than simply heating or cooling a home. This blog will educate the reader on how heating and cooling jobs this large are designed and completed.
Propane gas heaters are popular for several advantages. This gas is produced as a by-product of natural gas and petroleum refining, so it's relatively inexpensive. Propane is also very clean-burning, which makes it an environmentally friendly option. Unlike liquid fuel oil, propane will not gum up or leave behind sooty residue. However, like any other type of furnace, propane furnaces are susceptible to occasional problems. Here are several propane heater problems and how a furnace repair service can fix them:
1. Thermostat Problems
A furnace will fail to turn on because the thermostat is not set correctly. Other times, the furnace may turn on and off frequently, or it may not reach the desired temperature. In other cases, simply replacing the batteries in the thermostat may be all that's needed.
In some cases, thermostat problems can be caused by faulty wiring or a failing circuit board. A qualified technician will be able to diagnose the problem and make any necessary repairs.
2. Furnace Ignition Issues
One common ignition issue is a dirty flame sensor. The sensor is located near the burner and can detect whether or not the flame is present. If the sensor is coated in dirt or debris, it may not be able to detect the flame, causing the furnace to shut down. Furnace repair services can clean or replace the sensor so your furnace can operate as intended.
Another possible cause of ignition issues is a faulty igniter. The igniter produces sparks that ignite the fuel. If the igniter is cracked or damaged, it may not be able to produce enough sparks to ignite the fuel. Replacing the igniter can resolve this problem and restore your furnace's ability to provide heat.
3. Gas Line Obstructions and Leaks
Over time, dirt and debris can build up in the gas line, causing it to become blocked. This can prevent the propane from reaching the burner, preventing the furnace from providing heat. A furnace repair service can clean the gas line and restore proper flow.
In some cases, the gas line may have developed a leak. This is often caused by corrosion or damage to the line. You will have to replace the gas line.
4. Blower Problems
The blower is responsible for circulating heat throughout your home. If the blower is not working properly, your home will not be heated evenly. Blower issues are most commonly caused by motor failure, the most common cause of blower issues.
The motor can burn out or overheat, preventing the blower from working properly. Switching off the motor can solve overheating, but you have to replace a blown motor.
A faulty furnace can bring on fire risks, carbon monoxide leaks, and energy inefficiencies, so any faults should receive prompt professional attention. Call a furnace repair service—such as Myers Heating & Cooling—to inspect and fix problems with your propane heater.