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Your furnace is a vital yet often overlooked part of your environment, helping to keep you and those around you cozy, comfortable, and healthy during the coldest parts of the year. If you notice symptoms like:

  • Unusual sounds from the unit like clunking or whirring
  • Rapid cycling (motor kicks on and off unusually quickly)
  • Uneven heating throughout your home or business
  • The unit doesn’t turn on
  • Temperatures that don’t align with the thermostat reading

then you need to arrange to have a skilled HVAC company come out and take a look as soon as possible to make sure your furnace is in optimal condition. 

If you need furnace repair Charlotte property owners can trust, Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC is here to ensure your furnace works efficiently and is ready for the operational rigors of colder weather, so you and your family can spend more time enjoying your space and less time worrying about emergency heating repair! 

It doesn’t matter whether your furnace’s limit switch has failed, your air handler fan bearings are shot, your air vent system is blocked, or you just need a new system because you’ve pumped more than 50% of the original purchase price of the unit into repairs. 

We offer a great menu of Charlotte HVAC service that helps increase efficiency and make sure your business or home heat and air system is working when you need it the most.

Some of the heating repair services we offer in the Charlotte area include:

  • AC installations
  • AC maintenance
  • AC repair
  • Air cleaners and other air purification technology
  • Air conditioning and heating tune-ups
  • General HVAC
  • Air duct installation
  • Annual maintenance plans
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Electric and gas furnace installation
  • Electrical installation
  • Electrical panel work
  • Electrical repair
  • Furnace service
  • Gas furnace maintenance
  • General heater installation
  • Generator installation
  • Heat pump installation
  • Heat pump repair
  • Heating maintenance
  • HVAC installations
  • HVAC maintenance
  • HVAC repair
  • HVAC replacement
  • Indoor air quality inspection
  • Installation and repairs on heating and cooling systems
  • Repairs on water heaters
  • Safety check inspections
  • Water damage restoration
  • Water heater installation
  • And much more!

Call Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC for Charlotte air conditioning and heating care and maintenance you can count on!

 

Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC is your 24-hour heating service. We’re proud to serve Charlotte and the entire metro area with a full suite of full-service heating repairs and HVAC maintenance services, including installation and repairs that help prevent mechanical or electrical failures in your electric or gas furnace from happening in the first place and get them working correctly if something does go wrong!

 

Furnace Repairs You Can Trust Trust

 

Furnaces are not terribly complicated machines when you get down to it: a fuel source to heat the air in your home or business and a blower motor to distribute the hot air throughout the space. 

When home heating systems are working properly, they work hard to keep businesses and homes comfortable and people and pets safe from cold or inclement weather. 

But what happens when something goes wrong, like you realize your heating system is on the fritz on the coldest day of the year (so far)? What about if your electric or gas heater is launching your average home heating utility bill higher every month even though the thermostat settings for your home air haven’t been changed since Reagan’s first year in the White House? There are several issues that could cause your residential or commercial HVAC system to stop working properly—but they all have the same fix.

Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC has earned our reputation in the community as one of the most trusted HVAC companies in Charlotte because, as a locally owned and operated HVAC contractor, we understand how important it is to make sure your HVAC system is up to whatever the demands the seasons to come may throw your way. 

Each person on our field staff is a bonded, licensed, and certified technician who guarantees their work, not only as a matter of personal and professional pride but to make sure they always live up to the Ultimate name and promise. Our free estimates never cost you anything, and we don’t use high-pressure sales tactics, so you can take the time you need and have the control you deserve to consider and determine the best course of action for having your furnace repaired or replaced if needed.

When you need heating and air conditioning repairs in Charlotte, you need Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC for reliable heating solutions and performance that’s second to none!

To learn more about Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC, click here to contact us through our Charlotte HVAC company website or call us at (704) 741-3462 to meet the team. And to learn more about common heat repair issues and get some expert tips on how to prevent them and extend the life of your heating and cooling system, keep reading for our answers to frequently asked questions about furnace repair Charlotte can count on from readers just like you!

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Furnace Repair Charlotte

Heater repairs can be a pain. Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC makes all your HVAC service and repair in Charlotte, NC, easier, safer, and more affordable!

 

Question: What are some things Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC checks when they come out to do heater repair service? –Olivia, Waxhaw, NC

Answer: While a heating system is fairly simple in theory, there are a lot of different reasons you may need to have us repair heating in your home or business. Some of these depend on where the heater is located in the building, such as whether you need to access the system through the roof, the attic, or the basement because environmental factors could be causing the unit to operate in a way that isn’t normal. Once we have access to the unit, we need to diagnose the problem or problems to determine the best solution.

You can help with this by telling us exactly what you see or hear when you submit your request for a service estimate. 

If the system is making unusual sounds on a regular basis, especially when it comes online, this could indicate an issue with the fans. If it’s not turning off at all or blowing hotter air than it should, this might suggest a faulty limit switch, capacitor, or sensor. If it doesn’t kick on at all, this may be a sign of a serious mechanical or electrical malfunction that means your unit is beyond heating repair, and you need to consider having a new heating installation done.

It is very important to remember that you should not try getting into the unit’s guts to try to locate or diagnose the problem or attempt to perform heating repair for yourself! 

Just about all modern makes and models often include a line written into their warranties that doing so increases your risk of electrical shock and/or may void the warranty. In any event, if your unit isn’t working correctly, it needs specialized care from properly trained technicians to deliver the best results—and Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC can help get your unit back online faster, with less downtime and better results!

 

Question: What are some things I can do to help my furnace run better for longer? –Jace, Concord, NC

Answer: To some degree, how well you maintain your furnace controls the operational life expectancy of the unit. Fall and spring are ideal times for residential and commercial owners, managers, and tenants to schedule service for their heaters, either to make sure they’re ready for the season ahead or to correct any issues they may have encountered in the season just past.

One of the simplest things to do, and one big mistake consumers make by not doing it, is paying attention to changing the air filters that help keep their duct systems clean and improve indoor air quality on a regular basis. 

This can help make the difference between a well-functioning, reliable system and an expensive repair bill. If you don’t change the filters often enough, the lint, dust, hair, pollen, and other particles can build up in the ductwork and get into the unit, leading to carbon buildup in the system and increasing your risk of illness, fire, and allergies. Make sure you’re using the right brand and size of filter for your system to get maximum coverage and performance!

Another important and simple thing you can do to get more mileage and efficiency from your heating system is to make sure your ceiling fans are rotating in the right direction. 

In the fall and winter, your ceiling fan direction should be set, so the blades rotate clockwise (or left to right as you’re looking at the fan). While turning on your ceiling fan in the winter may seem ridiculous, there’s actual science to back this up.

Warm air rises while cold air sinks. This basic principle is a major part of what keeps airplanes in the sky. When ceiling fan blades are rotating clockwise, against the pull of Earth’s Coriolis effect, they help push the warm air downward and distribute it more evenly through the whole space you’re trying to heat. They don’t need to be going full bore, just enough to provide an updraft to pull cooler air toward the ceiling and push the lighter, warmer air downward.

One more simple thing you could do to get the best results from your heating and air conditioning system and prevent unnecessary HVAC repairs is to make a habit of sealing your outside doors and windows with weatherstripping for additional insulation wherever possible. This means your system won’t have to work as hard to heat your home or business and can help you save money on your climate control bill in the winter months too!

For more simple tips and tricks such as these, be sure to click here for your subscription to Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC’s blog!

Question: There’s a copper line running to my home’s gas furnace that appears to have a crimp in it. Could this explain why my furnace isn’t working properly, and do I need heater repair? –Bev, Matthews, NC

Answer: First, you need to get yourself and any other people or pets in your home out of the house immediately and open all the doors and windows you can! Get to a friend’s or neighbor’s house. Once you’re safely away from the house, call or click here for links to contact Piedmont Natural Gas to have them shut off the gas to your home, and then call us to come to get that fixed! 

A damaged gas line can be especially dangerous in the winter when your home is sealed up because natural gas can build up much more readily under these conditions—and you may only be one stray spark away from a tragedy. 

If it came right down to it, a house could be replaced, but the lives of your family, human and otherwise, cannot. Please don’t take any chances with your health or safety or that of the people and critters you love!

 

Question: Would I qualify for special financing once I made the switch from my existing heating and AC system to something with a better SEER rating? –Clyde, Indian Trail, NC

Answer: Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC does offer financing as one of its services, and it’s highly possible you could qualify for financing for a new system with approved credit when we do your heat and air conditioning repair, installation, or replacement work. We’re proud to offer service on all major brands, makes, and models, and we sell AC units and furnaces from most of the most trusted brands. We want to make it as easy and affordable as possible for customers from Charlotte to Concord to Rock Hill to Mount Holly to get new heaters and air conditioners, especially if you have to get one because your system failed right when you needed it the most.

To find out more about how Ultimate Plumbing & HVAC can help you and your family with reliable furnace repair Charlotte trusts, click here to contact us or call us at (704) 741-3462 today!

 

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