There are many homeowners who, after many years, won’t get their heating units serviced. They could be hearing banging noises, often have the pilots turning off, or smelling gas and they still won’t contact a professional HVAC contractor.
Here at California Air, that is one of the many services we provide; repairing and installing wall heaters.
There are a few steps you must do in order to repair and install a wall heater.
First: you must turn off the gas valve, disconnect any lines that will keep from detaching, and unscrew the unit.
Second: you must remove the unit. This is done with an out-then-down motion. The top of the unit is placed in first and then screwed in, so the unit must be pulled out first before pulling it down when taking it off.
Third: the vent pipes must be blown clean with nitrogen and the area where the chamber is must be vacuumed so that there won’t be any dust or debris for the newer and cleaner unit.
Fourth: after detaching the chamber below, the vent pipes must be removed. You must be careful in taking the vent pipe out as it is attached by a sealant.
Notice the picture on the right, the vent pipe was cut; showing a very non-professional type work. This could potentially do more damage to a wall heater. Example is below, of a proper looking vent pipe.
The vent pipe we took from the site (left) was cut at the top, causing the cap (normally placed on top of it) to fit loosely. Without the ends, the vent pipes are loose and aren’t riveted together. This causes the gas that is exiting to come back in. Also, without it being riveted together, it would make banging noises because of the heat. A proper vent pipe os on the right.
Fifth: the electrical component at the bottom must be thoroughly investigated to see any damages. This is crucial as this is the main part of the wall heater.
Sixth: once the unit has been inspected, the new vent pipes are installed on the roof along with the vent caps and splash guard. As this is being finished, the unit is being installed.
Seventh: attaching necessary lines, screwing the unit in, lighting the pilot, and testing for any issues.
The steps are just quick description of what is done. This service requires hvac professional and should NOT be done by anyone who has no experience. It could be dangerous and costly if done wrong. Contact your local HVAC contractor for more information about wall heaters in your home.
CALIFORNIA AIR CONDITIONING: takes pride in their professional and efficient service. Hiring the best technicians in HVAC, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Heating, California Air delivers the best and most reliable service. With over 30 years of experience, California Air specializes in both commercial and residential calls. There is no job too big, or too small.
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25217 Narbonne Ave., Lomita CA 90717.
Phone: (310)530-0504 Fax:(310)530-4004 24/7 NUMBER: (310)505-5700.
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