Every polar vortex brings the threat of record-setting cold temperatures, and a well-functioning heater is necessary to endure the winter season. If your heater breaks down, reliable service from Apex Plumbing, Heating, and Air Pros can help with heater repair in Lancaster, Ohio. Our experts can restore heat to your home, keeping your family safe and warm and avoiding further damage to your home’s HVAC system.

Common Heater Issues in Lancaster, OH

Even with proper maintenance, heaters can break down. If you notice any of the following common gas, oil, propane, or electric heater problems, call in one of our professional HVAC technicians.

Malfunctioning thermostat

The thermostat, which functions as a control center for your heating system, communicates with your heater to prompt a heating cycle. While a thermostat fix may only require a battery swap or a reset, a malfunctioning thermostat may have more complex issues such as corroded or loose wiring, interior grime buildup, or poor installation.
A failing thermostat can cause several other heating system issues, such as:

  • Short-cycling or continuous running
  • High energy bills
  • Uneven heating

Blowing cold air

If your heater is running but not blowing warm air, a quick thermostat fix or air filter replacement may return your warm air to your vents. More complex issues, such as condensate line clogs, insufficient fuel, faulty valves, sensors, or other malfunctioning parts of your heater’s system may be the source of the problem.

Pilot light off or discolored

The pilot light ignites the burner during heating cycles. Ordinarily blue, a yellow pilot light can indicate an inadequate oxygen flow, which can cause the pilot light to frequently go out or allow excess carbon monoxide to leak into your home. If attempts to re-light the pilot light are unsuccessful or result in another yellow flame, you may have other issues with your heating system, such as a bad gas regulator or thermocouple.

Strange noises

Aside from a click or pop as the furnace lights up and subtle sounds of air from your vents, your heating system shouldn’t be noticeably noisy. Squeaking, banging, scraping, and other disruptive sounds indicate a wide range of mechanical issues such as loose parts, grimy burners, a damaged belt, or worn-out components. To pinpoint the issue across a complex heating system, most noises require an expert HVAC technician to inspect and repair the underlying cause. 

High energy bills

While higher energy bills are inevitable when you crank the heater during freezing Lancaster winters, abnormally high bills can suggest problems with your heating system’s performance and efficiency. Simple repairs or regular maintenance, such as thermostat programming or air filter replacement, can resolve efficiency issues, but poor ductwork insulation, ductwork leaks, or an aging furnace typically require more in-depth HVAC technician support.

Poor airflow

Properly installed and insulated ductwork should distribute warm air evenly throughout your home, and weak airflow or cold patches are often the result of blocked or leaky ductwork. The worse shape your ductwork is in, the more it’ll hurt your heater’s efficiency and cause it to overwork, likely leading to more wear and repairs and reducing your unit’s lifespan.

Our Heater Repair Services

Whether you have a gas, electric, propane, or oil furnace, our knowledgeable and professional HVAC technicians can handle any issue they may encounter. Here’s what you can expect during residential heater repairs:

  • Background-checked employees: To promote safety and security in your home, you’ll receive a bio of your background-checked technician ahead of time. They’ll let you know in clear terms what your visit will entail. 
  • Thorough and reliable diagnosis: Our technicians thoroughly inspect all components of your heating system to accurately pinpoint the source of the problem. We customize our repair estimates according to your needs and wants.
  • Efficient and safe repair: We’ll fix the problem quickly and safely, verifying that everything is working properly before we’re finished.

Why Choose Apex Plumbing, Heating, and Air Pros for Heater Repairs

Whether regular maintenance or emergency services, our team of HVAC technicians, plumbers, and other professionals can help with heater repairs and other needs. Lancaster residents look to Apex Plumbing, Heating, and Air Pros for consistent, excellent service, which includes:

  • No obligation estimates: We’re confident in our services, which is why our estimates come free of charge.
  • Expert technicians: Keeping up with the latest industry standards and technology, our HVAC technicians and other professionals bring their expertise to every repair.
  • Five-star satisfaction guarantee: With more than 13,000 five-star reviews, our track record promises that you’ll be happy with your heater repair service.

Emergency Heater Repair in Lancaster, OH

Heater breakdowns are the last thing you want in the middle of a freezing Lancaster winter, which is why we’ll prioritize your emergency furnace repair calls. Our experienced furnace technicians are available for emergency repairs and same-day furnace services so you won’t have to deal with delays, which can lead to costly repairs and safety issues. 

Preventative Heater Maintenance Plans

Enjoy home protection when you sign up for our Care Bear Club Preventive Maintenance Plan. In addition to peace of mind that your heater is ready for the coldest days, you can take advantage of benefits such as efficient energy consumption and fewer repair needs. 

With service twice per year, the Care Bear Club plan includes these features:

  • Dedicated customer care phone line
  • No dispatch fees
  • Front-of-the-line scheduling
  • Extended labor warranty
  • 10% off all repairs

Heater Emergency in Lancaster? Apex Plumbing, Heating, and Air Pros Can Help

Whether you have a glitchy thermostat or leaky ductwork, there are many potential culprits when your heater breaks down. Our heating specialists in Lancaster, Ohio offer reliable and expert service and a quality customer experience. Contact us to schedule a repair or book online today.

FAQs About Heater Repairs

See the following frequently asked questions so you know what to expect from your heater repairs.

How long does it take to fix a heater in a house?

Each repair is different, and the total time to fix a heater depends on the nature and severity of the problem. Some repairs take as little as 30 minutes, while big jobs might need a few days.

What is the life expectancy of a heater?

Most furnaces and heating systems last between 15 and 20 years. Regular maintenance and prompt repairs can help extend the lifespan of your heater.