A Pyrox gas heater is an excellent solution for heating your living area during the winter seasons. It provides incredible floor-level warmth. However, sometimes you may notice that your Pyrox gas heater keeps turning off. This is known as short cycling which is quite common. Pyrox gas problems need to be fixed immediately by a professional. Otherwise, they could result in higher utility bills. In fact, if left too long, you might have to replace the entire furnace. Here are some reasons why short cycling happens to your gas heater.
1) Constricted Air Flow
If your gas heater keeps shutting off, it could be due to low airflow. Several issues may cause low airflow, including dirty air filters and blocked air supply vents. When you fail to change the air filters regularly, they may become clogged and dirty. That means the heat exchanger will retain excess heat that eventually causes your furnace to overheat and shut off.
Also, if your air vents are blocked or closed, they may cause your furnace to keep shutting off. That is why you must always keep your vents open, even in the rooms you don't use. Your Pyrox gas heater cannot transfer enough heat if it's not getting enough air. If the heat builds up, the furnace will overheat and keep on turning off.
2) Faulty Thermostat
Your thermostat controls the entire heating system. That means if you notice that your heater keeps turning off, there could be a problem with your thermostat. Many factors may cause your thermostat not to work correctly. These include old wiring that needs to be replaced, or the location of your thermostat.
Also, if you place the heater close to a direct heat source, it may interfere with the temperature reading, causing the heater to switch off and on irregularly. You may just need a change of batteries, and your thermostat will work again. ,. If the problem is the wiring or the positioning, you will need to contact a professional to fix this for you. They can either relocate the position of your thermostat or replace the old wiring.
3) Bad Thermocouple
In electronic heaters, the thermocouple detects when the pilot flame is sufficiently hot to ignite the natural gas powering the burner. When the thermocouple is in good working order, it opens the main gas valve in the pilot housing and ignites the burners. It won't open the burner's valve if it isn't working correctly, since it can't detect the heat from the pilot flame. Your thermocouple may be damaged if your pilot light stays illuminated with a large flame, but the heater does not turn on.
Where Do I Get Professional Gas Heater Repair Service?
Short cycling occurs a lot, and this is something that shouldn't be ignored. As soon as you realize you need gas heater repair, contact an HVAC contractor to survey and inspect the heater. If you are looking for a reliable company, Heating Experts has got your back on that. Contact our team of professionals today on 1300 100 040.