With winter approaching, people are going to begin turning their furnaces on to help keep their home warm and comfortable. With the beginning of another winter season, it is good for homeowners to be aware and able to identify any problems that occur with the furnace. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning will share some of the common problems that can occur with a furnace. The furnace, like any other appliance or machine, will wear down over time and require repairs. Like other machines it is best to repair smaller problems quickly before they become bigger issues. It is important to be made more aware of potential problems and the symptoms to ensure the furnace is repaired in time. With that in mind, here are some of the common problems of a furnace and their symptoms.
No Heat Coming Out of Vents
When a furnace is not creating heat, this is symptom of a few potential problems. Before you panic check your thermostat settings and make sure they are set to “auto” and “heat.” If you have the thermostat set to “on” only the fan will run which will blow out cold air. If it is not the thermostat, then check the air filters. Make sure the air filters are clean to allow proper air circulation during the heating process.
Bad Furnace Blower Motor
If the furnace is still not producing heat, you may have a bigger problem. If you hear the furnace running but do not feel warm, the blower may have lost its power supply or has died out. You will need to replace the blower motor to restore heat. If you are lucky, your problem may be as simple as the flame has gone out. The pilot light may need to be re-ignited to restore your home heating system. If the flame will not ignite, then the pilot light may need to be cleaned or replaced.
Furnace Keeps Shutting Off
Another common symptom is when the furnace keeps turning off before it can finish a cycle, this is also known as short cycling. When a furnace short cycles, something is wrong. A short cycle is often the result of stress and poor air flow which leads to overheating. In order to protect itself as the furnace overheats, it is designed to shut off and sometimes suddenly. Look for sources of stress or poor air flow. Again, check the air filter and make sure they are not clogged. Next, make sure all of the air vents inside the home are fully opened and are not obstructed. The furnace may be overheating due to another failing component, so after correcting any air flow problem, you may need the furnace inspected by a professional.
It is normal to hear a slight humming from your furnace when it is running. However, if you are hear a rattling or screeching noise this is a problem. Rattling is often a sign that something has become loose and is moving around inside the furnace. Screeching occurs when a component is breaking down due to constant overheating. If you are hearing a rumbling sound, that is the combustion chamber that has leftover fuel still inside. Odd and loud noises are never a good sign. Make sure to turn off your furnace and contact a HVAC repair service should odd noises occur.
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If your furnace develops any of these common problems this winter season and you require furnace inspections, repairs or more, contact Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning today.