Imagine you and your children are sitting at home on a lazy winter day. You are probably enjoying hot chocolate and reading books together, not thinking at all of how your home is being heated. Unfortunately, furnace problems are all too common, with heating repair companies being called out in the middle of many a night to rescue a freezing family. Sometimes it can be difficult to identify exactly what the problem is with your furnace; you just know your home is cold. In an effort to help you better understand what has taken away your happy winter evening, here is a list of common furnace problems and how they are repaired.
Frayed Blower Belt
If the blower belt on your furnace is frayed or has slipped out of place, there will be no warm air pushed through your vents. The belt is what turns the fan which propels the heated air to the living areas where it can reach you. If your belt is having problems, you will need to have an HVAC professional come to replace it.
If your thermostat is having issues you will probably have problems heating your house. Make sure it is set to the proper temperature. If it appears to be set to the right temp, but the home is not being heated, you may have some corroded wiring or a disconnect somewhere along the line. A professional would be able to diagnose the situation quickly.
Blowing Cold Air
If your furnace is blowing cold air through your house, there could be multiple problems happening. One easy problem that you would not need a professional for would be if you look at your thermostat and see that the fan is set to 'on'. If it is, it means that it is just blowing continual air (even cold air) instead of just blowing air through the house after it has been heated. Switching the fan to 'auto' will fix this problem. Your furnace could also be experiencing pilot light issues. If the pilot is simply not lit, you can relight it and see if that solves your problem. If it will not stay lit, you may have a bigger issue, and you should call a professional.
In conclusion, there are many things you can do maintenance-wise in order to help your furnace stay in good shape. If you do not do basic things you may have problems, but nothing a heating repair professional cannot handle.Share
25 June 2019
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