You are going to rely on your heating more and more as the temperatures drop lower and lower as winter quickly grows near. Even quality furnaces diligent serviced by a professional can experience a few snags with constant wear. Where you can prevent many problems from occurring with routine maintenance, inspections, and tune-ups, the furnace may experience some problems. Today, we at NY NJ A/C Connection would like to point out some common problems furnaces have.
Troubleshooting Furnace Problems; No Heat, Not Turning On, Blower, Flame Sensor & More
Loud Noises from Furnace: Pointing to a mechanical problem, airflow reductions, or a clogged burner, sounds often produced from such problems include squeaking, rumbling, and rattling.
Blower Runs Continuously: Blower issues often originate from the limit switch, a problem only resolved by a professional replacing the limit switch.
Dirty Air Filters: Damage to the limit switch is often due to a clogged filter, which also inflicts the fan. Making a furnace work harder to circulate and putting more strain on the part from the reduced airflow is also derived from the dirty filters.
Frequent Cycling: The frequent cycling between the “On” and “Off” modes along with a clogged filter are because of improper thermostat settings or poor airflow.
Inoperable Furnace: If the furnace does not function all together, the thermostat setting, power, gas, or the pilot light are the possible suspects.
Insufficient Heating Furnace: If the filters are clogged a furnace may not produce enough heat, if the problem is persistent, the furnace could be the wrong size for the square footage.
Maintenance Neglect: Unexpected problems and breakdowns are to be expected when owners fail to schedule annual furnace maintenance, tune-ups, and inspections. These services provided by certified specialists can prevent many issues from occurring.
Pilot Control or Electric Ignition Problems: A faulty ignition or pilot is often the result there are drafts or clogs in the appliance or thermocouple issues, making it difficult to heat a home or commercial space.
Malfunctioning Thermostat: The fan or comfort levels are impacted by a malfunctioning thermostat. Changing the battery or replacing the device is the cure.
Furnace Wear and Tear: Due to the normal wear and tear, poor airflow as well as heat control-related problems or even the furnace overheating happens.
How to Avoid Furnace Heater Repairs
The following can help you avoid heating problems:
Inspect thermostat: Be sure to check on the thermostat’s battery, they typically only last a year and it’s an easy fix most people overlook. If the furnace is cycling too often or the blower fan doesn’t switch off, check the thermostat setting. Make sure the setting is on to “Auto” as any other setting will cause the run to continually run. Ensure the “Heat” mode is also set. Finally, make certain the appropriate temperature is set.
Air filters need to be changed: Dirty filters restrict proper airflow causing a plethora of problems as well as drop the indoor air quality. The filters should be checked once a month and changed when they show the need.
Furnace & Boiler Heating Inspections, Tune Up,Maintenance & More in Manhattan, New York
Maintenance is essential, especially professional services where ideally the heating should undergo maintenance service the end of the season, a tune-up service at the start of every season, and scheduling an inspection in between. With a professional performing these services, many issues can be avoided and the need for repairs minimized. Call NY NJ A/C Connection to schedule your furnace services as well if you are in need of repairs.