Compared other types of heating fuels, natural gas offers a healthier option for your household. With a well-maintained, properly-operating heating system, natural gas produces minimal sulfur dioxide and airborne particulates. In fact, when a natural gas system is working properly, it generates nearly no carbon monoxide.
However, when a gas heating system, gas water heater, or gas fireplace begins to malfunction, it can present real issues. That’s why so many businesses and homeowners are diligent about regular maintenance for all gas heating systems.
Tips to Keep Gas Heating, Water Heating, and Gas Fireplaces Working
In old gas heater models, the units relied on a standing pilot light to work. In these older systems, lighting and relighting the pilot light was a regular activity. However, in today’s conventional gas furnaces, pilots are only lit when needed, and are lit and extinguished by electronic components.
As a result, today’s gas heating systems are much more reliable than old models. People and businesses that keep up with regular maintenance will rarely experience issues. In a modern gas heating system, an electric signal is sent to the burner. Next, a solenoid releases gas into the pilot and warms a heating element or emits a spark to ignite the gas. The result is an activated burner that warms the home. Once the desired temperature is reached, the burner and pilot will automatically shut off. These intermittent heating designs are not only more energy-efficient, but they reduce the chance of a dangerous gas leak if the unit malfunctions.
However, no matter how well-designed the gas heating unit is, eventually some parts will wear out and need to be replaced. While intermittent pilot light systems are generally more reliable than older models, over time some parts should be watched more than others.
Common issues are a faulty spark, incorrect settings, loose connections, a faulty control module, loose pilot valve wiring, damaged pilot burner, and sensor problems.
If any of these issues occur, service personnel may need to replace sensors, thermopiles, thermostats, furnace igniters, the gas heater valve, or other parts. This is where McCombs Supply Co., Inc. comes in.
McCombs Supply Offers Robertshaw Gas Heating Systems Parts, Gas Water Heater Parts, and Gas Fireplace Parts
McCombs Supply Co., Inc. is proud to work with Robertshaw to provide quality replacement parts for your gas heating system. Robertshaw backs their parts with over a century of manufacturing experience. They provide reliable, dependable parts and controls for furnaces, water heaters, burners, and boilers and more! This includes Braeburn programmable and non-programmable wall thermostats, switches, ignitors, heat pump controls, and a complete selection of gas valves.
If you can’t locate the Robertshaw gas heating, gas water heating, or gas fireplace replacement parts you need, give McCombs Supply a call and we’ll find it for you.