Pioneers Heating and Air just finished repairing a furnace in South Pasadena, CA. The homeowners had trouble getting steady heat, making them less comfy. So the client was surprised that their current energy bills suddenly skyrocketed. They can only assume that it was due to the frequent furnace use. Yet, the rising power usage was a concern, so they asked us to inspect and figure out a solution.
After a full inspection, we found a part of the furnace system malfunctioned. In this case, the gas valve was heavily rusted, which caused the heater to heat unevenly and not work as it should. If not fixed, this broken valve could leak, which could spark a danger. For the furnace to work efficiently again, our technician quickly searched for a good gas valve that worked with the client's furnace. Then, we returned to remove the broken valve and put in the new one, ensuring it was properly aligned and connected. Finally, we checked to ensure the new gas valve and furnace system worked correctly. After the furnace gas valve replacement, the homeowner was happy to have a furnace that worked well and gave steady and reliable heat.
A furnace gas valve is an important part of any furnace system because it controls how much gas flows to the burners and furnace. The fuel will not ignite to create heat without a working gas valve on the furnace. And that puts the whole heating system at risk. Therefore, it is crucial to check this valve often to ensure it is in good shape and deal with any issues right away.
A furnace gas valve that needs replacing will show one or more of these symptoms:
Difficulty in Ignition: Did you notice that your furnace is difficult to start or that the burner is not regularly igniting? That is usually a sign that the gas valve is not functioning properly. Remember that this valve controls the gas flow to the burner. If the gas valve is not operating as it should, there may be issues with the burner's ability to ignite.
Inadequate Heat: If your furnace produces insufficient heat even when running, it could be due to a faulty gas valve. A malfunctioning gas valve may not allow the proper amount of gas to flow, resulting in reduced heat output.
Gas Smell: It is a dangerous sign if you can smell natural gas strongly near your heater. A broken gas valve can cause a leak, which must be fixed immediately. If you suspect a gas leak, get people out of the area, call your gas utility company, and call an expert.
Continuous Running or Cycling: If your gas valve is not working correctly, your furnace might run continuously or cycle frequently, even when it has reached the desired temperature. It could indicate that the valve is not closing properly, leading to an inefficient furnace operation.
Pilot Light Issues: If your furnace uses a standing pilot light, a faulty gas valve can cause issues with the pilot light. In case the pilot light does not stay lit or goes out often, it could mean that the gas valve is broken.
Age and Wear: Gas valves wear out over time, just like any other piece of hardware. So, if your furnace is older and the gas valve has never been changed, consider replacing it, especially if it shows any of the above problems.
Remember that a trained HVAC technician or professional service provider must diagnose and replace a furnace gas valve. They know how to address this issue properly and have the right tools for a safe and effective replacement if needed.
Do you need help with furnace repair in South Pasadena or the nearby areas? Pioneers Heating and Air is the only place you need to look. We are BBB-rated and ready to provide excellent heating services, like replacing the gas valve on your furnace. Do not get left in the cold. Call us at (626) 217-0559 today to request a free quote and ask for available discounts.