For nearly four decades, Spoor’s Heating & Air Conditioning has provided high-quality residential heating and furnace repair services. Our technicians can handle all central heating repairs, from electric furnaces to mini-split heating systems. Timely repairs do more than alleviate annoying sounds or smells — they can also extend the functional life of a heating system and ensure efficient operation. Your comfort is our No. 1 priority. Call us today to schedule an appointment or for 24-hour emergency service!

24-Hour Emergency Heating & Furnace Repair

A malfunctioning heating system can affect not only your comfort but also safety. At Spoor's Heating & Air Conditioning, we provide 24-hour emergency HVAC repair not as a courtesy but for the safety of our customers. Our technicians are well-versed on current industry standards and carry a variety of HVAC replacement parts in each service vehicle. By having all the necessary tools on hand, we’re able to perform repairs quickly and help you turn the heat back on as safely as possible.

Common Signs Your Heating System Needs Repair

Spoor’s Heating & Air Conditioning offers a Home Comfort Club, which includes two guaranteed HVAC tune-ups each year. Regular precautionary maintenance is the best way to prevent these common heating system issues.

Rooms Have Uneven Heat

Uneven heat throughout the home is another potential indicator of an issue within the heating system. The issue may be simple, such as a blocked air vent, or more complex, such as a malfunctioning compressor. Insufficient or uneven heating can also be related to damaged or leaky ductwork, which affects the amount of heat that is able to reach a specific room.

Furnace Pilot Light Changes Color

The pilot light in a furnace should always be blue. If the flame is any other color, such as yellow, this is a sign of an issue within the system. Rust or another substance may have accumulated on the burner, which can affect the functionality of the unit and be a safety hazard. If you notice any discoloration, turn the furnace off and call us for home heating repair service.

Abnormal Odors & Smells

Most people perceive a burned or musty odor when the system is first turned on. This is normal, but the smell should go away within one to two hours. If there are any lingering odors, such as any of these four, turn the system off and call our professionals.

  • Burning: Wires and other electrical components can begin to smolder or burn when excessive heat is contained inside the furnace. Overheated rubber components may produce a metallic smell.
  • Chemical: This smell usually happens when there is a crack in the heat exchanger, which can lead to the release of carbon monoxide.
  • Rotten eggs: Gas leaks are commonly associated with a smell of rotten egg. This is because gas suppliers add a sulfur component to natural gas, which is otherwise odorless, to help homeowners detect gas leaks more easily.
  • Smoke: A smoky smell generally means the furnace chimney is blocked. Homeowners should always take smoke or smoky smells seriously and turn the system off immediately.
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Thermostat Is Never High Enough

It’s not uncommon for thermostats to take the blame when the indoor temperature isn’t at the preferred level. But if the setting is correct, chances are the culprit is not the thermostat but the heating system itself. A heating unit that runs nonstop indicates its inability to run efficiently and keep up with temperature demands.

Heating System Struggles To Start

Older furnaces may struggle to start and/or stay running after they’re turned on. Disconnected wiring or a damaged thermostat are two common causes. A technician with Spoor’s Heating & Air Conditioning will inspect the system and then diagnose and repair the issue.

Carbon Monoxide Detector Goes Off

Most modern furnaces have carbon monoxide detectors built in, but older models generally don’t. Every home should have at least one carbon monoxide detector near the furnace and one on each floor of the home.

If any detector goes off, turn off the system and call Spoor’s Heating & Air Conditioning. Our technicians respond promptly and make all necessary repairs so your furnace is safe to use again.

How Much Does Heating System Repair Cost?

The cost of central heating repairs depends on the type of system a home uses. Furnace repairs range in cost because electric furnaces are smaller and generally less complex than gas-fueled furnaces. The latter also require specific vents and ductwork to safely remove exhaust. Moreover, in homes that rely on heat pumps, we regularly see issues with air handlers, which contain the blowers and evaporator coils of heat pumps, among other components.

When you work with Spoor’s Heating & Air Conditioning, our technicians can give you a detailed breakdown of the cost of a specific repair. Our technicians receive continual industry training and are up to date with the latest HVAC technology, which means they understand what type of heat source will best fit your home and lifestyle. Contact us today for any HVAC repair or installation!