Winter is just around the corner, so you will want to make sure that your furnace has been tuned up if you haven’t had it looked at recently. The last thing you want is to be stuck inside of your home without heat during a horrible snow storm in December, right? That’s why it is so important that you have your furnace repaired or tuned up before the winter season arrives.
Common Furnace Problems
There are a number of things that could contribute to your home not getting any heat and you definitely don’t want to ignore them.
Dirty air filters: Not only will this cause comfort problems, but it will also make the air in your home dirty. It’s suggested that the air filters be changed out every couple of months to keep temperature levels consistent and ensure your home’s air stays clean.
Thermostat malfunctions: If your thermostat is broken and it can’t tell your furnace what temperature to heat to, chances are the unit won’t heat at all. Don’t rush to conclusions that it’s your furnace that needs repairing, but do call in a heating expert to double check.
Air flow problems: If air is not properly circulating through the system, it can overheat and shut down. The last few weeks of winter will be long, and expensive, ones if you don’t fix this problem. It will just continue to cycle on and off, wasting you money.
Pilot or ignition control problems: In many cases, the reason a home is not getting any heat is because the pilot light will not stay on. You may be able to relight it yourself, but if not it’s best to call in a professional.
Furnace Repair Prevention
Most, if not all, furnace troubles can be prevented pretty easily with regular maintenance. Annual furnace check ups serve as a great way to catch small problems early on before they become major ones. There are no downsides to having this preventative maintenance performed each year by one of our technicians.
If you are in need of a furnace repair or tune up, look no further than Raynor Electric. We’ll be more than happy to help you out!