The burners in your heating system are essential. Without the burners, the furnace won't heat the air, which means that when problems arise, you need to get them fixed right away. Burner problems usually result in one of two things: reduced heating capacity and leaking gas. Thankfully the last one is extremely rare, but even so, common problems for the burner in your heating system need to be addressed right away. Your heating contractor can usually quickly repair or replace a faulty burner, though you still need to spot the problem before it can be resolved.
The most common issue often involves dirt and grime, which can build up on the inside of your furnace and clog the surface of the burners. When this happens, the burner won't create as much heat and in some cases won't light up at all. Most furnaces have multiple burners, so if one or two get clogged, it won't stop your heat completely, but it will lower the furnace's heating capacity, forcing it to work harder to do its job.
Similar issues may arise if some part of the burner itself is faulty or damaged. The lit gas simply won't burn the way it should or will get cut off completely. Until it is replaced, your furnace won't function at peak capacity, costing your money every month and increasing the strain on other components.
A more serious problem arises if the lit gas someone gets free of the burner, or unlit gas escapes as well. Both constitute serious hazards to your home, and while most furnaces have safety features that will shut the entire heater down until the faulty burner is replaced.
Here in Wheaton, IL, heating repair is the purveyance of Lifeline Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, just one of the many services we offer. We can treat common problems for the burner in your heating system and ensure that it's functioning at the highest possible capacity. Pick up the phone and call us today for a consultation. You'll be glad you did!