Furnace Repair

Furnace Repair in Whiteland

Fixing Broken Furnaces in Whiteland and Greenwood Since 2000

Are parts of your home unnaturally chilly? Is there something banging and groaning behind your walls in the middle of the night? Before you call the Ghostbusters, it might be a good idea to reach out to a local furnace repair company. These signs are often experienced by people with a heating problem. And, in most cases, they can be solved by an experienced HVAC technician. To learn more about furnaces and what it takes to fix them, read on.

Give us a call at (317) 535-9338 to schedule heating repair in the Greenwood and Whiteland area.

Signs Your Furnace Has a Problem

There are times when something goes wrong in the heating process. Though this sometimes leads to an obvious problem—a complete furnace breakdown—this isn’t always the case. Much of the time, the signs you need to call a Whiteland HVAC contractor are much more subtle. To prevent big problems from snowballing into larger ones, it’s important to be on the lookout for the following:

  • Weird Smells: When you first turn your furnace on for the year, you might notice a musty smell. This is typically dust burning off that settled over the months your furnace sat idle. This will dissipate as the unit operates and isn’t anything to be concerned about. If you notice an odor that suddenly appears or refuses to go away, however, it’s time to call a Whiteland HVAC professional.
  • Odd Noises: Is your furnace banging or making some other kind of noise? This can be the result of numerous issues with the unit and is best diagnosed by a heating repair expert. Call (317) 535-9338 to schedule a furnace repair in Whiteland and Greenwood .
  • More Service Calls: Every furnace in the Greenwood or Whiteland area will have a part fail and need service in its life. In fact, one out of four people in the US will have an HVAC technician in their home each year. But if you’re making multiple calls in a heating season, it’s a sign you’ve been propping up a system that is aging out. Note that service calls don’t include preventative furnace maintenance visits.
  • Climbing Utility Bills: There are many reasons your electric or gas bills can rise. Cooler temperatures are an obvious reason. But, if your fuel usage suddenly increases dramatically, you probably should have our Whiteland HVAC experts take a look. This increased cost often indicates a furnace that's being pushed past its limit.
  • Visual Rust: While some amount of rust is expected with age, excessive amounts—especially on the flue—can be a sign of improper venting. If a roof or plumbing leak is causing furnace corrosion, it’s not just an eyesore. It can be dangerous. If the system rusts through to the heat exchanger, your home could be contaminated with deadly carbon monoxide. So, if you notice an issue with furnace rust, give Beeson Mechanical Service, Inc. a call.
  • Frequent Cycling: If your furnace is constantly flicking on and off, there’s something stopping the unit from working properly. Unfortunately, this can be difficult to diagnose due to a variety of potential causes. To get the problem located and fixed quickly, rely on our Whiteland heating repair experts.
  • Start-Up Problems: Does your furnace not turn on when it drops below the indicated temperature on your thermostat? Are you hearing clicking noises on start-up? These issues often signal an upcoming furnace breakdown. So, if you ever notice them, reach out to Beeson Mechanical Service, Inc. by phone or form.

Fortunately, no matter the scope or size of the problem, Beeson Mechanical Service, Inc. can handle your furnace repair. Though we do most of our work in Franklin, Greenwood, and Whiteland, we are also well known and trusted throughout the surrounding areas.

The Top 5 Causes of Furnace Failure

It’s important that homeowners understand what parts of their furnace are most likely to fail. This can better prepare them to communicate with us about their heating problems. When fixing heating systems in Whiteland, we often find the following culprits, some of which can save you a service call:

  1. Clogged Filters: When was the last time you swapped out your furnace filter? If the answer is more than a few weeks ago, it might be time to check it, especially if you have pets. When running, your heating system pulls in dust, dander, and dirt. This is kept out of the mechanical parts by your furnace filter. A clogged filter restricts airflow, making your heating system work harder. Replacing it not only helps efficiency, but also improves air quality.
  2. Bad Thermostats: Your thermostat is responsible for signaling your furnace when to turn off and on to maintain the set temperature. If it’s not working properly, you’ll struggle to get warm. For instances where the thermostat may be at fault, make sure its batteries are good, if it uses any. Also, double-check that it is set to HEAT with the run method on AUTO.
  3. Ignition Failure: Sometimes the pilot light or surface ignitor will fail and refuse to light the burners. If this happens your furnace won’t be able to heat the air, leaving you in the cold. To prevent this, have it checked and cleaned regularly by an Whiteland-area HVAC professional. If it's the middle of winter, though, just give our Whiteland HVAC contractors a call at (317) 535-9338 instead.
  4. Exhaust Blower Issues: The furnace exhaust blower is what takes the combustion gasses out of the heat exchanger and vents it safely outdoors. If this component fails, the furnace will cycle on and off or shut down. Regular inspections and maintenance visits can prevent this from happening.
  5. Blower Motor Failure: The blower motor is essentially what keeps the air moving around your home. Should this component fail, it doesn’t matter how efficient your furnace is, the hot air won’t be distributed around your home. The blower can fail from overheating or from it becoming clogged with debris. Have your ducts cleaned and your furnace tuned up to keep the blower working effectively.
  6. Bad Heat Exchanger: The heat exchanger is one of the most important components of a conventional furnace. It is the component that safely transfers heat from the flame into heated air that is circulated in the home. When the heat exchanger develops holes or cracks, replacing it can be quite expensive. Some people prefer to simply replace their furnace. An expert evaluating your system can best advise you. If the stress on your heat exchanger is due to excess cycling due to having too large of a furnace, only replacing the heat exchanger will result in the same problem developing again.
Fortunately, we can handle all of these issues and more! Beeson Mechanical Service, Inc. is your trusted partner for furnace maintenance and repairs in Whiteland. Don't let a need for Whiteland furnace repair ruin your day. Contact us at (317) 535-9338 instead.

Furnace Tune-Up Guide

Indoor Section: Electric Strip Heat

  1. Filter
  2. Thermostat
  3. Set T-Stat 6” above room temperature (Auxiliary Heat should come on)
  4. Heat Strips Amp Draw
  5. IFM Blower Devaluation
  6. IFM Amp Draw
  7. Lock Out Disconnect
  8. IFM (Power Off)
  9. IFM Capacitor (Power Off)
  10. Electrical Connections
  11. Duct Evaluation
  12. Reinstall Panels on Unit
  13. Turn On Disconnect
  14. Reset Thermostat to Proper Temperature
  15. Discuss with the owner any related issues
  16. Leave Copy of Signed Tune-Up Guide with Customer

Indoor Section: Gas Heat

  1. Filter
  2. Thermostat
  3. Flue Pipe Evaluation
  4. Make-Up Air Evaluation
  5. Visible Rust
  6. Electrically Lock It Out Gas Furnace & Turn Off Ball Valve
  7. Burner Evaluation
  8. Pilot Evaluation
  9. Flame Rod Evaluation
  10. HX Borescope Evaluation
  11. Install Manifold Gas Pressure Tap
  12. IFM
  13. IFM Capacitor
  14. Electrical Connection Evaluation
  15. Cycle On Thermostat
  16. Open Ball Valve
  17. Turn On Electrical
  18. Furnace Start-up
  19. Record Manifold Pressure
  20. Flame Color
  21. Flame Texture
  22. IFM Amps
  23. IFM Evaluation
  24. Temperature Rise
  25. Unit Nomenclature Indoor Temp Rise
  26. Duct Evaluation

Outdoor Section: Heat Pump

  1. Lock Out Disconnect Switch
  2. Electrical Connections
  3. OFM
  4. Compressor Capacitor
  5. OFM Capacitor
  6. Clean Out Debris
  7. Wash Outdoor Coil
  8. Start Unit (Allow to run for a minimum of 20 Minutes)
  9. Clean Unit
  10. Voltage @ Contactor L1 & L2
  11. Voltage Drop @ Contactor L1 & T1
  12. Voltage Drop @ Contactor L2 & T2
  13. Compressor Amp Draw
  14. OFM Amp Draw
  15. Ambient Temperature
  16. System Low Side Pressure
  17. System High Side Pressure
  18. Indoor Delta T

Trust Us to Tackle Your Furnace Problems in Whiteland or Greenwood

When it comes to furnace repair in Whiteland or Franklin, we know you have plenty of HVAC companies to choose from. However, not all of them are equal.

When you need your furnace repaired or replaced, trust the experts at Beeson Mechanical Service, Inc.! As our long list of happy customers shows, many of your neighbors already do! With 24 years of experience helping people in the Whiteland area, we have the know-how necessary to fix your broken furnace or replace the old one. No matter what you need, our company has well-defined services and procedures to ensure the job's done right. In other words, when it comes to furnace repair, you can always count on Beeson Mechanical Service, Inc. for quality products and workmanship. Contact us today to schedule your furnace repair in Whiteland.