Gas/Propane Furnace & Boiler Services in York, PA
Furnace & Boiler Repair, Installation & Maintenance in Lancaster County & York County
It is very common for those living or working in Pennsylvania to utilize either gas or propane as their primary source of heating fuel. This is why our specialists at Advance HAWS are proud to offer a wide scope of support for these types of popular heating systems.
If you are looking for dependable installations for any brand of boilers or forced hot air furnaces in York, PA, we are the team to call.
Whether you live in York, Lancaster, or Dauphin, we offer the most trustworthy support around for:
- Gas/propane forced hot air furnaces
- Gas/propane forced hot air boilers
Since we have over 20 years of experience, our HVAC technicians are also able to diagnose any issues with your gas and propane powered boiler or furnaces. You can trust our thorough system repairs to take care of your heating problems for the long term, in both commercial and residential buildings.
Reach out to us now at (717) 775-7404 whenever you have any concerns related to your forced hot air systems.
7 Warning Signs You Need a Furnace Repair
Signs of a furnace going bad include:
- Unusual noises such as clanging, banging, and rattling
- Strange smells coming from the unit
- Uneven heating or cooling throughout the house
- Higher than average energy bills
- Ignition problems such as not lighting or producing insufficient heat
- Excessive dust or debris inside the furnace components
- Short cycling (repeatedly turning on and off)
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The Differences Between a Boiler or Furnace Installation
The way a furnace operates to heat up your property is that it takes either propane or natural gas in order start the burner. Once this burner is ignited, a heat exchanger and exhaust formed from metal is heated up by the flames.
A critical part of your system, called the heat exchanger, then carries over this blast of heat right into the air around it. The blower within your furnace will forcefully push out this newly warm air into the different duct lines, which then work to distribute the air in all the rooms of the property.
A system of special return ducts serve to collect the air that is both cooler and denser than the heated air, and the cycle starts all over again.
While a gas or propane-powered boiler uses some similar parts, the heat exchanger in this system serves to warm up a tank of water, usually to about 140°F. Instead of pushing air into ductwork, the heated water is carried into different radiators that individually heat up every room.
Each method has its own benefits and disadvantages, so always speak to a heating specialist before determining which system to have installed.
Speak to our knowledgeable specialists now at (717) 775-7404 or contact us online whenever you require rapid installations, repairs, or maintenance for gas boilers or forced hot air furnaces in York, PA.
Signs of a Gas or Propane Leak in Your Heating System
How Does a Propane Furnace Work?
Propane furnaces are a type of forced-air furnace that uses liquid propane as its fuel source. The propane is stored in a tank outside the home or business and is connected to the furnace via a gas line.
In order to convert the liquid propane into a gas, the furnace has a component called a heat exchanger. The heat exchanger is located between the burner and the blower. When the thermostat calls for heat, the burner ignites and the heat exchanger starts to warm up.
As the heat exchanger warms up, it vaporizes the liquid propane and converts it into a gas. The gas then moves across the heat exchanger and transfers its heat to the metal surface. The blower then kicks on and starts to circulate air across the heat exchanger. The air picks up the heat from the metal surface and is distributed through the duct system. From there, it is distributed through vents to create a warm and cozy environment in your home or business.
Propane furnaces are an efficient way to heat your home or business and can save you money on your energy bills. Although propane and gas offer many benefits, they can be extremely dangerous if they are allowed to seep into your home or business in large amounts. If your heater is malfunctioning, it could easily leak out these substances in your property.
Make sure to immediately call a heating expert if you notice suspicious signs of leaking gas, including:
- Dying vegetation around your home
- A smell like rotten eggs
- Powdery white dust near your gas-fueled HVAC system
- Any symptoms of dizziness, migraines, or loss of consciousness
A malfunctioning gas furnace or boiler is not something you can handle on your own, so always reach out to Advance HAWS if you suspect any problems are occurring in your system.