With winter quickly approaching, it is important to ensure that your furnace is entirely operable. It is in your best interest to get any problems fixed before the harsh winter weather arrives. Every homeowner should be able to depend on their furnace. With that said, here are some of the most common furnace problems.
Lack Of Maintenance
To ensure that your furnace is functioning as it should, it is in your best interest to have a professional come out and service it on a yearly basis. They will inspect your furnace and make any necessary repairs. It is worth the investment because it will prevent any unforeseen issues in the future. Also, it will give you peace of mind that your furnace is operating efficiently. Ideally, you want to schedule for someone to come out at the beginning of the fall before the temperature begins to plummet.
Air filters need to be cleaned on a consistent basis. A clogged air filter will halt airflow and make it difficult for air to circulate throughout the inside of the home. This is one of the biggest causes of furnace problems. Check your manufacturers’ directions on how often you need to change the air filters in your home. In most cases, they should be replaced on a monthly basis.
The Circuit Breaker is Tripped
If the circuit breaker in your home is tripped, it can cause your furnace to shut off. There should be a switch close to the furnace. You will want to make sure that switch was not mistakenly turned off.
If your thermostat stops working it could be because your thermostat is set incorrectly. Your first should be to check and see if your thermostat is on the correct setting. If that does not resolve your problem, it is possible that your thermostat is faulty. Sometimes, it may be as simple as replacing the batteries, or you may just need to invest in a new model.
Furnace Tips from International HVAC
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