Furnace Repair in Birmingham, AL

When the temperature begins to freeze over, you’ll want an insulated home where you can escape the cold! Luckily, Aire Serv of Birmingham is here to provide you with furnace repair, so you never have to worry about the safety of your home in the cold winter months. We serve Birmingham and its surrounding cities of Trussville, Vestavia Hills, Chelsea, Gardendale, and Hoover. Call us today, and we can add you to our list of happy customers!

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Why Aire Serv of Birmingham?

Aire Serv of Birmingham is proud to be a company that keeps its customers' needs in mind. In doing this, we offer upfront pricing and never charge overtime, even on weekends or holidays. Heating disasters can rarely be predicted, and when you need us, we don't want a concern on pricing to hold you back! In our eyes, a service should be charged not by the hour but by the work completed.

Our 24/7 emergency services allow us to always have our customers' backs in their time of need. When you call us, you can expect one of our service professionals to arrive and clearly answer any questions or concerns before they get to work. We’ll keep you in the loop throughout the whole process and wow you with a job well done.

Need furnace repair asap? Request an appointment today and a member of our team will come over to check you out!

Symptoms of a Furnace Failure

Are you curious if you should call an HVAC professional for your furnace? Here are some of the major signs of a heating failure.

  • The furnace is refusing to start up.
  • After you turn it on and while it’s running, you hear strange noises.
  • The blower is running continually.
  • The main burner won’t stay lit for longer than three seconds.
  • The pilot light is out.
  • Even after the burners are lit, the blower never turns on.

Do these symptoms sound familiar? Request an appointment today, and we'll send one of our experts over for a check-up! Better yet- stay on top of the health of your furnace with one of our preventative maintenance checks.

6 Common Furnace Issues

Our years of experience in the industry have let us identify the top six reasons why furnaces are causing problems.

  • No Power ‐ A quick solution could be turning the furnace switch or your breaker back on. If neither of these seems to work, it could use a diagnostic check-up in case of problems with the transformer, thermostat, control board, or blower motor.
  • Failing Motor ‐ A failing motor will give off squeaks and squeals. When you hear any of these, you’ll want to contact a service professional to save the heater from a potential breakdown.
  • No Ignition ‐ Rapid clicking noises indicate that the burner is trying to ignite. Failure to ignite may be because of a faulty control board, a blocked flue, or improper limit control. A quick repair or replacement of parts should get it running back to normal.
  • Main Burner Problems ‐ If a burner refuses to stay lit, a dirty flame sensor or clogged condensation drain could be the source of the problem. If it refuses to light at all, the gas supply could be cut off. In terms of repair, our workers should only need to make a few adjustments and clean key components.
  • Issues with The Motor ‐ Motor problems will cause the blower to not turn on after the burners ignite. Either replacement or continued troubleshooting can solve this issue.
  • Clogged Air Filter ‐ If a blower motor is running constantly, a clogged air filter could be the reason it’s unable to shut off. Restricted air flow might have damaged the limit switch, which will need to be replaced by an Aire Serv professional. When a clogged air filter just needs to be changed, our workers can instruct you on how to do it yourself in the future.

Request an appointment from Aire Serv of Birmingham today to address any concerns and provide answers to your furnace problems.

Frequently Asked Questions About Furnace Repair Services

Why Isnt My Furnace Working?

Several reasons can cause your furnace to stop working. Common issues include:

  1. Thermostat Problems: Ensure the thermostat is set to "heat" and at the desired temperature.
  2. Power Supply: Check if the furnace is receiving power. A tripped circuit breaker or blown fuse could be the culprit.
  3. Pilot Light/Ignition Issues: Gas furnaces rely on a pilot light or electronic ignition. If its not working, the furnace wont ignite.
  4. Dirty or Clogged Filters: Restricted airflow due to dirty filters can cause the furnace to shut down for safety reasons.
  5. Lack of Maintenance: Regular maintenance is essential to keep the furnace functioning correctly. Neglect can lead to various problems.

What Are Signs That Your Furnace Is Going Out?

Signs that your furnace may be failing include:

  1. Uneven Heating: Some rooms are colder than others.
  2. Strange Noises: Unusual sounds like banging, popping, or rattling.
  3. Increased Energy Bills: A less efficient furnace may lead to higher heating costs.
  4. Frequent Cycling: Short, frequent cycles can indicate a problem.
  5. Age: Furnaces typically last 15-20 years; an older unit may be less reliable.
  6. Yellow Pilot Light: In a gas furnace, a yellow or flickering pilot light can be a sign of a combustion problem.

How Do I Know When My Furnace Filter Needs to Be Changed?

To determine when your furnace filter needs changing, consider the following factors:

  1. Manufacturer Recommendations: Check the manufacturers guidelines for filter replacement intervals.
  2. Visual Inspection: Look at the filter; if its visibly dirty or clogged with dust and debris, its time for a replacement.
  3. Reduced Airflow: If you notice weaker airflow from your vents, a dirty filter may be the cause.
  4. Increased Energy Bills: A clogged filter can make your furnace work harder, leading to higher energy bills.
  5. Health Issues: If occupants experience more allergies or respiratory problems, a dirty filter may be allowing allergens and dust into the air.

Does Changing the Air Filter Improve Furnace Performance?

Changing the air filter is crucial for maintaining furnace performance and efficiency. Here's how it helps:

  1. Improved Airflow: A clean filter allows for better airflow through the furnace, helping it heat your home more effectively.
  2. Reduced Energy Consumption: When airflow is unrestricted, the furnace doesnt have to work as hard, leading to lower energy bills.
  3. Extended Lifespan: Regular filter changes can extend the life of your furnace by reducing strain on the system.
  4. Better Indoor Air Quality: A clean filter traps more allergens and dust, leading to healthier indoor air.

To ensure your furnace runs smoothly, change the filter according to manufacturer recommendations or more frequently if you have pets or allergies. It's a simple but essential maintenance task.

Request an appointment from Aire Serv of Birmingham today if you need any furnace repair today.

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