Your home is your sanctuary. At BC Wide Home Services, our goal is to ensure that your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) appliances are working to keep your house running smoothly. HVAC appliances include boilers, hot water tanks, furnaces and other gas appliances that are crucial to maintaining the heat in your home. With our veteran technicians, we bring you the full breadth of services including repairs, replacements, and maintenance for each of your HVAC systems so that you can be sure it will never fail you when you need it most. Located in Coquitlam, we provide for homes in Vancouver, Surrey, Langley, and across the Lower Mainland.
With 18 years in service, BC Wide Home Services leads in HVAC systems across the Lower Mainland. Our dedication mandates that we treat your home like it was our own, and our skill allows us to quickly analyze the problems you’re having in your home and deal with them quickly, efficiently, and smoothly.
When you hire our service, all you need to do is sit back and let us sort out the problem. It’s really that simple. BC Wide Home Services is capable and reliable for all your HVAC system needs.
Typically with a high efficiency furnace, the condensation runs into a floor drain through condensate tubing. If this tubing becomes clogged or damaged (breaks in the line) it may cause the water to drain back to the furnace and leak out. Also, if an A/C unit is also running there is a possibility that the evaporator pan located below the coil has rusted out and is leaking.
Here is a check list to troubleshoot this issue:
A – Check your thermostat
If the thermostat is set to the ON position change it to AUTO as in the on position the blower will continually run even when the furnace is not on.
B – If the furnace was working, blowing hot air, then cold air then shut off without warning, it is possible that the furnace has overheated and the limit switch (a safety mechanism) has been activated shutting down the furnace for safety. The limit switch controls the operation of the burners.
Quite often this overheating is caused by a dirty air filter as the system is working harder to force the air through, changing the filter at regular intervals will help alleviate this problem.
C – Pilot Light
If the pilot light is out, try to relight it. If you are unsuccessful this could be for a few reasons.
- No gas flow to furnace – problem could be the gas valve
- Pilot dirty – gas cannot flow
- Wont stay lit – thermocouple may need replaced
We offer 24/7 emergency service for all your HVAC needs!
When it comes to your furnace, there are a few odors you should be concerned about:-
A – Rotten Egg Smell
Usually an indication that you have a gas leak which should be taken care of right away. Turn off the furnace, open the windows and contact a professional to repair the leak!
B – Electrical / Plastic / Metallic burning smell
Usually are an indication that service is required for your heating system. Some components may be overheating, wearing out or malfunctioning due to wear and tear and age of the system. These parts should be replaced as soon as possible to prevent more costly repairs or replacement in the near future.
There are a few normal noises associated with your furnaces operation and some that should not be ignored!
A – Banging noise
If the furnace is making a loud banging noise when it turns on this could be caused by dirty burners which cause a delayed ignition. As a result the gas builds up inside the furnace and a mini explosion occurs when it ignites causing the loud bang. This explosion, if happening often, could be detrimental to the components especially the heat exchanger which could crack, this is an expensive repair. Annual maintenance service where the burners are checked and cleaned is essential!
B – If the noise comes from several feet away from your furnace it could be from the expansion of the air ducts. Open more vents and check that your air filter is clean to insure the air is flowing freely throughout your home.
C - A grinding or whining noise could indicate a loose or faulty fan, belt or blower motor. These parts are integral to the operation of your furnace and should be repaired as soon as possible to prolong the life and operation of your furnace.
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Most commonly this is caused by the blower overworking.
Dirty filters, closed air vents can cause the motor to overheat as it works harder to push the air through your heating system.
Also, if your furnace shares a breaker with another appliance, check those appliances to insure that one of them has not malfunctioned causing the breaker to trip. Check the electrical panel and your filter to try and remedy this issue.
If you have tried all the above steps to get your furnace working and are not able to find the problem, contact our service technicians for a diagnostic service call.
In conclusion – Prevention is better than the cure!
Annual preventative maintenance can help avoid most furnace issues.
Contact us to schedule your check up today!!