Burners are a critical component of your heating system. They make it possible for heat to be generated and distributed throughout your home in the most efficient way possible. Unfortunately, burners can wear out over time, leading to energy inefficiency or safety issues. Luckily, replacing them with newer models is not difficult when you know what you’re doing. In this blog post, we will discuss how to identify the signs that your burner needs replacement, how to go about choosing the appropriate model, and proper installation suggestions to ensure that both performance and safety are maintained.
Why Replace Burner Equipment?
Some common reasons why you might need to replace your burner equipment include:
- Incorrect installation: If your burner is not installed properly, it can lead to all sorts of problems, including decreased efficiency and safety hazards.
- Wear and tear: Even if your burner is installed properly, it will eventually wear out over time. This can cause a decrease in performance and an increase in energy usage.
- Damage: Accidental damage (e.g., from a falling object) or exposure to extreme weather conditions can also lead to the need for burner replacement.
How to Identify the Signs That Your Burner Needs Replacement
To determine whether or not your burner needs replacement, you need to be aware of the signs that it is no longer functioning properly. Some common indicators that it might be time for a new burner include:
1. Flame On Your Burner Is Yellow or Orange Rather Than Blue
This can be a sign that the burner is not burning fuel cleanly, leading to decreased efficiency and an increased risk of a fire.
2. Burner Is Making Strange, Popping, or Clicking Noises
If you notice unusual sounds coming from your heating system, it may be time to have the problem investigated by a professional.
3. Uneven Heating
If it takes longer than normal for your burner to heat up or if some parts of the room are warmer than others, then this could be a result of burned-out burners that need replacement.
4. Your Heating Bills Have Increased Significantly
If your energy usage has gone up, even though you haven’t made any changes to your lifestyle or heating habits, likely, your burner is no longer working as efficiently as it should be.
5. Burner Is Taking Longer To Go Out After You’ve Turned Off Your Furnace
If your equipment is old and has been used regularly, then this might be a normal part of its use cycle; however, if this isn’t something you normally experience or there are other problems occurring as well (such as an unusual smell coming from the furnace), then it’s time to get in touch with a professional.
6. When You Try to Start Up Your Burner, Nothing Happens
Usually, you will note the igniter won’t spark, and no gas will flow through the system even though there are lights on the inside of it indicating that everything seems like it’s working fine or other similar problems.
Tips and Reminders for Replacing a New Burner Equipment
Before you purchase brand-new burner equipment for your heating system, there are a few things to keep in mind. Here’s how to choose and install your new burner.
Choosing a New Burner
Before you can even replace your burners, it’s important to choose the right model for your equipment to ensure proper functionality with your furnace or boiler. Your carrier furnace dealer can help you pick out something compatible with both your heating system and budget requirements. To get this information from them, you’ll need to give them details about your system and furnace.
Once you have an idea of what kind of burner is compatible with both items, the dealer will be able to give you some options for different models that might work well and fit within your budget. You can then go home and compare these between each other before making a final decision on which one is best for your needs.
Installing the New Burner
If you’re not comfortable installing the new burner yourself, then it’s best to call in a professional. Carrier furnace dealers can often do this for you as part of their services and will ensure that everything is up and running safely and properly before they leave your home.
However, if you are comfortable with doing it yourself, then there are a few things you need to keep in mind. First, be sure that you have the correct tools for the job. This might include a screwdriver, adjustable wrench, and pliers. Second, read through the installation instructions carefully before taking any steps.
Finally, take your time. If possible, try to give yourself enough time for this job so that it doesn’t feel rushed or too hectic, which can lead to mistakes being made. This is especially important if you’re not comfortable doing the installation yourself.
Replacing burners can seem like a daunting task, but by following these simple steps, you can make the process easier and ensure that your home stays safe and warm all winter long.
If you need a new burner and want to ensure that you get the best one for your needs, be sure to call us today. We’ll be able to help you choose the perfect model for your system and install it properly so that it’s up and running safely.