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Burner Problems with Your Heating System

Gas furnaces: chances are strong you’ve spent most of your life with gas furnaces keeping you warm. You probably grew up with one, and now you have one in your home keeping you and your family cozy during the cooler California winter season.

As a natural gas-powered heating system, a furnace uses a burner to heat up the air that it sends through your house. The burner houses the gas jets that the pilot light or electric ignition activates. The jets then send heated combustion air into the heat exchangers. Trouble with the burner can mean a threat to your heating. Here are some troubles you may experience with the burner in your heating system.

If you are looking for a heating and air conditioning contractor you can trust with your heating repair in Redlands, CA, then call Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air. We have served the Inland Empire for over 60 years and have the experience necessary to help you with whatever trouble you are having with your furnace.

Some common burner troubles

  • Corrosion: Many furnace owners imagine that their heater can’t suffer from rust because it doesn’t come into contact with water like a boiler does. However, the combination of metal and combustion gasses can cause corrosion over time, especially if the furnace has improper venting. If the burner begins to develop rust flakes, it will stop working. If your furnace is very old, this might be the time to replace it. Otherwise, have a repair technician get rid of the rust flakes and track down what caused the corrosion in the first place.
  • Dirt and grime: The furnace cabinet should remain clean and dust-free. However, sometimes dust can infiltrate the cabinet, usually if the air filter becomes too clogged. If too much dirt and debris coats the burner, the gas jets will not be able to draw enough oxygen to ignite. Have a professional remove the burner and clean it.
  • Low gas pressure: Reduction in the gas pressure sent to the burner will make it difficult for the jets to ignite. This might be blockage in the gas line or trouble with the municipal gas supply. Don’t try to find out which it is for yourself, since you don’t want to risk exposure to carbon monoxide, which is toxic and highly combustible. Call on experts to investigate.

If you are searching for heating repair service in Redlands, CA that will solve your furnace burner troubles, look to the dedicated staff at Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air. We are ready to help you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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