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When You Need Fast Furnace Repair in Bridge City

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When your furnace breaks down with very little warning, you need to find furnace repair in Bridge City that can help you right away. Thermacon Service Company is available 24-hours a day when you have unexpected equipment failure.

How to Avoid Emergency Situations

The best way to avoid needing fast furnace repair is by having a professional HVAC technician service your equipment before winter sets in.  An annual service contract with regular maintenance in the spring and fall is a great way to stay ahead of problems with aging equipment so that it is repaired before extreme temperatures cause equipment failure.  But should you have a problem in the dead of winter your annual agreement will entitle you to preferred scheduling.

The Pilot Light Won't Stay Lit

If you have an older gas furnace, you are probably used to having the pilot light go out on occasion. In most cases, it can easily be reignited with a long fireplace match. However, you need to contact Thermacon Service Company in Bridge City TX and schedule a furnace repair technician if there is damage to the encasement that houses the pilot light. The pilot light can't ignite properly unless the housing surrounding it prevents air from extinguishing the flame. You may also want to consider upgrading to a new furnace that uses an electric ignition system instead of a flame.

Tripped Circuit Breaker

Both gas and electric furnaces use an electric motor to generate and circulate heat. If there is a power surge or a problem with the wiring, it can trip the circuit breaker and prevent the furnace from working properly. You should be able to turn the breaker back on and the furnace will work again. If not, locate the reset button and press the switch. You need to contact a Thermacon Service Company for help from a technician if these steps fail to start the furnace.

Pump Problems

Furnaces come equipped with pumps to help circulate excess water and condensation within the unit. The excess water is often the result of the furnace being located in a basement that is damp and cool. The purpose of the pump is to collect water and send it either outside of your Bridge City TX home or into the sewer line. However, if the pump is full, broken or gets unplugged, it can cause the water collected within in it to shut down the furnace. A skilled HVAC technician can determine the exact source of the problem and get your furnace to work correctly again.