WALL HEATERS 101 | The Benefits

Central air systems are the most common heating and cooling systems in found in homes. However, there are a different options when it comes to keeping comfortable temperatures in the home if it does not have a central unit. One of those systems being the wall heater, which is commonly found in older style homes, studios or small apartments. So, what is a wall heater and what can you do to make sure it functions to its full potential? Here are some things to consider:

1. What is a wall heater and how does it work?

Wall heaters are units installed in or attached directly to the wall and most of the time controlled by a thermostat. They are most commonly used in studio apartments, compact living spaces and smaller offices, because they generate a good amount of heat suitable for keeping small areas warm, yet don’t take up any valuable floor space. There are two types of wall heaters. The single-wall heater is designed to heat one room at a time. The double wall heater is perfectly designed to heat up 2 rooms at a time, generating more heat at once. 

2. How Do I Maintenance my wall heater?

Right before fall season starts, we recommend to have the wall heater maintenance so that it functions at its highest efficiency on those cold days and nights. If you plan on doing it yourself, make sure the unit is off before doing anything. Once on “OFF” you must dust the pilot light and/or any part of the coils and vents so that no dust particles obstruct the heat flow. You can always call your local HVAC technician and request a maintenance call.

3. My wall heater is not working. 

Depending on how old you wall heater unit is, you may still encounter some small issues. 

-Signs your heat exchanger may be cracked or damaged include:

-Rust on the heat exchanger

-Visible cracks

-Flickering or moving burner flames

-Odors resembling formaldehyde

-Symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure, including disorientation, nausea, and irritation of the nose or eyes.

These are just some of the many issues that come about not having regular service on your wall heater. Your local HVAC technician can diagnose any of these issues on time before the repair becomes too costly. For more information, or to set up an appointment with one of our professionals, give us a call at (818)308-8388 or email us at service@goairinc.com

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