Heating Repair & Installation in Rockaway

4thAll of the appliances in your home do an important job. However, your heater is one of those appliances that, if it isn’t working, can turn a quiet, toasty winter evening into an emergency situation. For many reasons it is important to keep your heater working properly. During cold weather the temperatures of the ground outside can get down to freezing, causing the plumbing pipes in the ground to freeze. Frozen pipes can lead to broken pipes and flooding. When you keep your heater in proper working order and the temperature in your home warm, you can help to keep your pipes warm from the inside and reduce the chances of them freezing.

Also, during wet weather like rain and snow it is typical for your home to begin to harbor moisture. This moisture is the perfect environment for mold and bacteria to grow, which can create a dangerous situation for you and the members of your home. Keeping your heater working properly and your house warm during wet weather can dry out the moisture and reduce the opportunity for mold and bacteria to grow.

The courteous and professional team at R. Poust, Inc. has more than 40 years of experience providing Rockaway residents with heating service and support. It is not a coincidence that many of our customers have been with us from the beginning. Our company motto is “Business Built on Quality” and we aim to live that motto every day in all of our customer interactions. We have the training and the experience to address all of your heating needs, and are happy to answer any questions you have or, provide you with the information that you need.

What Are Some Reasons My Furnace Might Stop Working?

Each part of your heater is important and must be in proper working order for the system as a whole to function properly. Some issues that come up regularly are:

  1. The pilot light went out
  2. The heating unit refuses to turn on
  3. The blower stays on constantly
  4. The unit is making a weird noise

These are some signs that your heater might give you to let you know it’s time to call R. Poust, Inc. for maintenance. However, if these seemingly small issues are left unchecked, they can quickly turn into bigger problems:

  1. If you do not hear the fan come on when the thermostat is engaged, you may not have power to your furnace.
  2. If you hear sounds like squeaks and squeals coming from your furnace, the motor might be ready to give out
  3. If you cannot get the main burner to stay lit, you may need to have the flame sensor cleaned
  4. If you cannot get the main burner to light at all, you may not be getting a good gas supply
  5. If the blower is always running and won’t shut off, the heater’s air filters probably need to be changed

At R. Poust, Inc. all of our systems and operations are computerized, making us more efficient and able to research the service history of your equipment. We are an authorized dealer of Lennox equipment and are proud to offer a wide variety of heating units that range in efficiency from standard to high. Whether you are looking for a heating unit that works efficiently to keep your energy bill within reason while providing you and your family with consistent warmth and comfort, or you would like a more sophisticated unit that is built to reduce the carbon footprint of your home – we can help!