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Ductless Mini-Split Installation in Del Valle, TX 78617
“I had Wilson’s heating and air out to install a new system in my garage/game room. The pricing was upfront and fair. Job was Completed on time when they said it would be done. ( NO SURPRISES ). Look no further this is your heating and air-conditioning company.”
– Ryan M.
Air Conditioner Maintenance in Austin, TX 78701
“I remember one extremely hot summer day several years ago, watching with amusement as a couple of boys in the neighborhood were trying to fry an egg on the hood of an old car. But a few hours later, the scorching temperatures did not seem nearly as funny whenever I noticed the temperature on my thermostat steadily rising. The fan on the airconditioning unit was still turning, but unfortunately it was blowing nothing but hot air. Things got steamy very quickly. After calling several AC companies and being told that they might be able to get to my problem "next week," I was desparate and decided to try a company outside the Austin city limits. This is how I stumbled on Wilson's Heating and Air Conditioning. This proved to be the best piece of luck with air coditioning issues that I ever had. Not only did Stephen Wilson, the company's owner, show up to address my problem personally, but within a couple of hours, he patched my badly degraded unit and kept it going until it had zero life. His company was a logical choice for us whenever we had to replace the unit. Since that hot summer day, Stephen has done a lot of work for my family and we have always found him to be honest, reliable, fast, and very knowledgeable about the products that he uses. We would never consider letting anyone else work on our heating and air units. If Stephen tells you something, you can "take it to the bank." He and his office manger, Nicole, operate Wilson's Heating and Air Conditioning the way EVERY business should be run. Their motto is the needs of the customer are always FIRST.”
– Richard M.
Air Conditioner Replacement in Pflugerville, TX 78664
“Have had Wilson's a/c taking care of our old home for past 2 years and when I moved to our new home, used other vendors that were closer. None of them were as honest as the Wilson group about what I needed and therefore, fought a/c problems for 1st year in my new home. Wilson's came out, told be what I needed. They were able to get my new system in and fixed the other units to work more efficiently. I now have a comfortable home. I recommend this company to everyone that mentions they have a/c or heating problems. Stephen explains how to make the a/c work more efficient, how the machines are suppose to operate for maximum performance.”
– Rebecca S.
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Just about any electrical appliance has the potential to overheat. Furnaces are no exception. As a homeowner, you need to take precautions to lower the risk of an overheated unit. You should also be wary of the associated symptoms, so you know when to take action. Remember, if your system gets too hot, you should keep a cool head and get your furnace taken care of right away.
We want to keep our customers in the know about overheating furnaces. Our team here at Wilson’s Heating & Air compiled the following information for you.
How Do I Prevent My Furnace From Overheating?
The main way to keep your furnace from overheating is ensuring correct airflow. Hindered airflow causes the system’s components to work abnormally hard, causing them to overheat.
Here’s how to keep your appliance in check:
• Get a correctly-sized filter.
Not every filter is created equal. Some filters create a resistance your system isn’t designed to handle. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s recommendations on correct filters, and consult an HVAC expert if you’re still not sure.
• Change/clean your filter routinely.
If you let the dust settle for too long, your filter can become clogged. This clog significantly compromises airflow, which causes the machine’s parts to overwork and eventually fail. Check the manufacturer’s manual to see how frequently you need to change your filter.
• Be sure your vents/ducts aren’t blocked.
Blockages in your vents are hard on your furnace, causing the equipment to run for too long. Be sure to clear away any obstructions near and/or on them, including carpets, furniture, and curtains. Additionally, keep your ducts clean and free of any leaks or constrictions.
• Have a technician perform routine maintenance.
Regular maintenance, annually or semiannually, is a necessary step in protecting the condition of your appliance. Your technician will clean any dirty coils, fasten loose components, and be sure the system is performing optimally. This will significantly lower the risk of a malfunction.
How Do I Know My Furnace Is Overheating?
When your furnace overheats, it loses some or all of its functionality. Therefore, it probably won’t go unnoticed. Here are some giveaway signs:
• Your furnace shuts down before completing a cycle.
This is the most common sign of overheating. It actually shuts down to protect you. When your heat exchanger gets to an unsafe temperature, the high-limit switch detects this and automatically turns the furnace off.
• You smell a burning scent.
If you’ve just turned on your furnace for the first time in a while, you can expect a slight burning smell for about 20 to 30 minutes. However, a constant burning smell is serious cause for concern. Call one of our professional technicians immediately.
• You notice an unusual humming sound.
A loud humming noise likely means your motor is overworked and about to give out. In this case, you should immediately turn your furnace off (if it doesn’t turn off on its own first). Then call one of our experts immediately.
What Should I Do if My Furnace Overheats?
If your furnace overheats, it’s in your best interest to have it repaired right away. Delaying could end up costing you more in the future with pricy parts or whole-system replacements. If you suspect your furnace has overheated, call us at Wilson’s Heating and Air today at 512-229-7774. We’re proud to provide efficient and long-lasting repairs to our neighbors in Bastrop, TX, and surrounding regions.