Turning on the furnace for the first time of the season to find that it isn’t working the way it should is not ideal. There are a number of things that can go wrong with your furnace, but one that many people aren’t as familiar with is the control board. This part is essential to the running of your furnace this winter. If there is something wrong with it, you will surely know it. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is here to talk about the control board in your HVAC system and what it might look like if that part has gone bad.
How Do You Know if Your Furnace Control Board is Bad?
For the most part, people shouldn’t experience problems with the control board for their HVAC system. Most people don’t have a single problem with this part for the life of their furnace. However, there are instances where this can go bad. Sometimes, having a problem with other parts of your unit can cause your control board to short out. For instance, if you have had a clogged condensate line during the summer months that led to standing water all over your unit, that water can make contact with your control board and wreak havoc. Here are some reasons you may need to troubleshoot your control board.
– Lights are Blinking: If your furnace is like most, there are LED lights located on it that are there to let you know if there is a problem you need to fix. When you see lights blinking, this is a sign that you need to take a closer look at your furnace because there is a problem somewhere. It could easily be your control board.
– Temperatures are Inconsistent: When your control board is out of whack, it can cause your home’s temperatures to be inconsistent. You may find that your home is either too hot or too cold. This is because there are short circuits that are causing some parts to stay on longer than they should or others to turn off and malfunction.
– Interruption of Operation: When your furnace turns on, there is a sequence of events that happen. The parts that make your furnace work all start to function in a specific order. If you have noticed that this isn’t happening and your furnace is all of a sudden sounding drastically different than it normally does, it could be due to a control board issue. It is hard to fix or even diagnose on your own, but you will more than likely know something isn’t working right because of the sound it is making.
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Fixing your own control board is a complicated task. Most people don’t have the skills to do it on their own without causing more harm than good. If you suspect there is something wrong with your furnace, you can turn to Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning to help you get to the bottom of it. If it is your control board, you can count on us fixing it so you have the heat you need this winter. Call us today!