Most people want to have their home treated and kept at a comfortable temperature. The temperature that you keep your home at is unique to your own needs. Some people love a nice warm house while others like to have just enough heat to not be too chilly in the house. You want to make sure your heating unit is working properly through the winter and all the way through the spring. The spring is when the weather changes but it can still be brisk enough that you will need to have access to the heating system. There are lots of things that can go wrong with the unit and you will need to call a professional to come out and make the necessary repairs. NY NJ AC Connection outlines what could be wrong with your furnace heating system.
Furnace Short Cycling
One of the things that you might notice about your unit is that it will start to short cycle. This is a term that is used when your unit turns on to start heating the house and will turn back off in a short amount of time. The amount of time that the unit runs is not enough to actually heat up the home and will just cause the unit to be overused and abused. The constant starting and stopping is enough to cause more damage that will need to be repaired. The most common reason that a unit is short cycling is from some sort of clog in the line somewhere. The clog can make the unit think that it is hot enough and will stop the unit from running. You want to make sure that you call out a professional right away.
Furnace Pilot Light Won’t Light or Stay Lit
An important aspect of the unit that needs to be healthy and in good working condition is the pilot light. The pilot light is there to give the gas something to be ignited with. The pilot light can go out and will need to be lit again so that the heat can start. When the pilot light is out the gas can start to leak out and not ignite. This is a very dangerous situation to be involved in and the unit should be shut off immediately. If your pilot light has gone out you want to make sure that you call a professional that can look for an underlying issue. It can be the light or the line that is feeding gas to the unit.
Weak Air Flow
Another problem that you might start to have with your unit is that the air that coming from the vents has decreased. You can place your hand near a vent and should feel the air coming out. If the air that is coming out has slowed down it can be a sign that your ducts are clogged or your filters are clogged. You need to make sure that you have your unit inspected, cleaned and maintained to clear away any debris that might be causing the air flow to decrease.