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Top Furnace Problems And How To Fix Them

Top Furnace Problems And How To Fix Them

While you may get regular HVAC maintenance to reduce your risk of an issue, one can still happen. Unfortunately, issues tend to happen at the most inopportune times. Some problems you may be able to fix on your own, while others will need an HVAC professional to fix them.<

Dirty Air Filter

If your furnace isn't providing as much warm air as you're used to, it could be due to a dirty or clogged air filter. Over time, as your filter traps unwanted airborne particles, it will start to become full. This will make it harder for your furnace to force air through the filter. Replacing your dirty filter with a new one can be an easy fix that will solve your problem.

Thermostat Not Working

One of the most common reasons that a thermostat may not work is that its batteries are dead. If you saw a low battery light the last few times you were using your thermostat, then it could have dead batteries. Change out the old batteries for new ones and see if that solves your problem.

Flickering or Specific Colored Pilot Light

When your pilot light is lit, it should have a solid blue flame. If the flame is orange or yellowish, it could be a sign that your fuel isn't burning the right way. If you notice a flickering, it could mean that there's carbon monoxide present. It's best to shut down your heating system. Contact a licensed professional to handle the issue. You never want to let a problem like this persist. It could allow harmful carbon monoxide emissions to seep into your home.

High-Pitched Squealing Noise

Your furnace will have a blower that moves air throughout the ductwork in your home. The blower's motor relies on a fan belt to run. When this belt starts to wear and becomes frayed, it will create a very high-pitched squeal. You'll want to replace the belt or call in a professional to do so sooner rather than later. If you let this noise persist untreated, you'll end up with a broken fan belt. This means that the furnace can't deliver heat to the various rooms throughout your home.

Furnace That Always Stops

Another common issue that homeowners may have with their furnace is that it starts up and stops too soon. This is the result of a damaged capacitor. It's best to have an HVAC professional fix the damaged capacitor. This will get your furnace back up and running like normal.

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If you're experiencing an issue with your furnace, then it's time to give us a call to get it fixed. Let our experienced HVAC technicians assist you with all your wintertime heating needs.