Whether you’re a homeowner or just someone who likes to stay informed, you likely know that furnaces are one of the most important pieces of equipment in any home during winter. But what do you do when your furnace starts acting up? In this article, we’ll go over some of the most common furnace problems and their solutions. By arming yourself with this information, you’ll be able to tackle these problems head-on and get your furnace back up and running in no time! So without further ado, let’s get started.
How Does A Furnace Work?
A furnace is a common household appliance used to heat a space. The furnace works by blowing heated air through the ducts in the home. The air is then circulated around the room, warming up the space.
There are a few common problems that can occur with a furnace. One common problem is that the furnace may not be blowing any air at all. Another common problem is that the furnace may be blowing cold air instead of hot air. There are several things that can cause these common problems, and it is best to call a professional to diagnose and fix the problem.
The basics of furnace problems are fairly simple, but they can be quite complex to fix. It is important to know the basics, however, so you can understand what is happening with your furnace and whether or not you need to call a professional.
Furnace problems can be caused by a variety of factors, including improper installation, dirty filters, and faulty parts. The most common furnace problems are:
It Won’t Turn On
There are a few common furnace problems that can occur. One of the most common is when the furnace does not turn on. There are a few things that you can do to troubleshoot and fix this problem. First, make sure that the furnace switch is in the on position and that there is power going to the furnace. If it is in the on position and there is power going to the furnace, check to see if the furnace filter is dirty. If it is, clean it and see if the furnace starts working. If it still does not work, there may be something wrong with the furnace and you will need to call a technician to fix it.
It Doesn’t Produce Heated Air
There are several common furnace problems that can cause a furnace not to produce heated air. One common problem is a dirty filter, which can cause the furnace to overheat. A dirty filter will also cause the furnace to use more energy and can shorten its life. Another common problem is a clogged exhaust pipe, which can prevent the heated air from escaping from the furnace. A clogged exhaust pipe can also cause the furnace to overheat. Other common problems include a malfunctioning thermostat or control board, a broken fan belt, and a faulty igniter.
If your furnace is not producing heated air, you should first check to see if the filter is dirty. If it is, change the filter and see if that fixes the problem. If the filter is not dirty, you should check to see if the exhaust pipe is clogged. If it is, unclog it and see if that fixes the problem. If neither of those things fixes the problem, you should check to see if the thermostat or control board is malfunctioning. If it is, replace it and see if that fixes the problem. If none of those things fix the problem, you should check to see if the fan belt is broken and replace it if necessary. Finally, you should check to see if the igniter is faulty and replace it if necessary.
The Furnace Is Making Strange Noises
One common problem with furnaces is that they can start making strange noises. This can be caused by a variety of problems, from a dirty filter to a broken part. If your furnace starts making strange noises, there are a few things you can do to try to fix it.
The first thing you should do is check the filter. A dirty filter can cause the furnace to work harder than necessary and can lead to problems. If the filter is dirty, clean it and see if that fixes the problem.
If the filter isn’t the problem, you may need to call a technician to come and take a look at the furnace. There may be a broken part that needs to be fixed or the furnace may need to be tuned up. The technician will be able to diagnose the issue and provide an estimate for the repair.
A Blocked Duct
Another common furnace problem is a blocked duct. If you notice that your furnace isn’t blowing air as efficiently as it used to, there may be something blocking one of the ducts. You can try cleaning out the ducts yourself if you feel comfortable doing so, but if not, call a professional who will be able to identify and fix the problem.
As you can see, there are a few common furnace problems that you may experience. While some of these issues may seem daunting, our team is here to help. We have the expertise and knowledge to get your furnace up and running in no time. Don’t wait until your furnace breaks down in the middle of winter- call us today for preventative maintenance or repair services!
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