Make Sure Your Restaurant Heating System is Ready for the Upcoming Winter Season

At Fast Fix LLC, we do more than just food-service equipment repairs in Missouri and Western Illinois. We focus on all aspects of keeping your kitchen running efficiently, and that includes furnace repairs. While it may not seem like it with the warm weather we're still experiencing at the beginning of November, winter is on its way. Now is the time to make sure your furnace is in tip-top shape for the upcoming winter season!

Common Furnace Issues 

Many consumers experience issues with their furnace, especially after its been sitting unused for months. When you own a restaurant, you need an efficient heating system to stay in business through the cold winter months. Below are a few common furnace issues you should be aware of. By repairing these issues as soon as you notice them, you can prevent the need for larger, more costly repairs.

1. Dirty or Clogged Filters - Dirty filters restrict airflow, making the furnace work harder to circulate the air. In some cases, a clogged filter can lead to a damaged limit switch, which is what controls the fan.

2. Faulty Ignition or Pilot Control - A faulty ignition or pilot could make heating your space difficult. Thermocouple problems, drafts or clogs in the appliance may result in an unlit pilot light.

3. Malfunctioning Thermostat - A malfunctioning thermostat can lead to problems with the fan and comfort levels.

4. Excess Noise - Rumbling, squeaking, rattling or other weird noises coming from your furnace is not normal. The sounds may indicate a mechanical  problem, airflow reductions or a clogged burner.

5. Continuous Blowing - If the blower is continuously running, there may be a problem with the limit switch, which would need to be replaced by a professional, such as those at Fast Fix LLC.

6. Frequent Cycling - Cycling between on and off more frequently could indicate a clogged filter, improper airflow or a bad thermostat setting.

7. Not Heating Properly - Whether your furnace is not heating at all or just not heating enough, there could be issues with the thermostat setting, power, gas or pilot light. If its not heating enough, there's also a possibility you have the wrong size furnace for the space.

Furnace Repairs and Maintenance

While there are a few things you can do yourself, like replacing the air filter with a new, clean one or checking the thermostat's battery level, many of these issues should be handled by a professional. At Fast Fix LLC, our Missouri and Western Illinois restaurant equipment repair experience includes heating furnaces. Our team has over 200 years combined experience in repairing and maintaining commercial and residential HVAC, food-service equipment and more! Give us a call at 573-254-3748 to get your furnace working properly before the cold weather finally gets here.

Fast Fix LLC. Restaurant Equipment Service & Repair - 

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Fast Fix LLC. Restaurant Services
9403 County Road 154
Auxvasse, MO 65231

Phone: 573-254-3748
St. Louis Customers: 636-FASTFIX

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