Top 5 Reported Furnace Problems
Our furnace is responsible for keeping us both safe and comfortable during those long, cold winter months. It is a job we put a lot of trust into. When our furnace breaks down or under performs, it can be quite the nuisance. It is important to have a trusted HVAC company on speed dial for when a problem arises. Here are the top 5 most reported furnace problems that we hear about.
The most common problem we get calls for is no heat. This problem can be something as small as a thermostat setting, and as large as a worn out furnace. Seasonal maintenance is a great way to keep an eye on your furnace for upcoming problems - often catch them before they result in a breakdown.
Common noises like grinding, clanking, banging, squealing are often signs of mechanical issues. Each noise can mean something different so it is best to have a qualified technician do an inspection to find the root cause of the noise.
Furnace Won't Turn On
Another common issue is that the furnace simply does not turn on. Quite often this a thermostat related issue, but it is recommended to get a qualified technician to inspect the problem. This might be a great opportunity to upgrade to a wireless, digital programmable thermostat that can save you money with proper scheduling.
If you have noticed that your furnace starts for a couple minutes before shutting down, it is probably short-cycling. This could be an airflow issue, or a larger mechanical issue. It is best to have a service technician diagnose the cause of the unit short-cycling.
Blower Always Running
If you all of a sudden notice your furnace blower running continuously, check to see if your thermostat fan settings are set to run constantly. If not, it could be an issue with your limit switch. If switching your thermostat settings does not address the issue, then we recommend calling a licensed service technician to dig deeper into the issue.
There are many, many reasons furnaces break down or stop working. These are the top most reported problems we see on a daily basis and are experienced to deal with the problem. We always recommend calling on professional help to avoid costly and more dangerous problems down the road. To schedule seasonal maintenance or emergency service, call us at (204) 953-5700 or book online.