Whether it is small problem or a large one, anything that keeps your furnace from working properly needs to be addressed right away. And some issues that are found and repaired soon enough can save you a lot of money down the road. What are some common problems, you ask?
Dirty Air Filters. Air filters should be cleaned or replaced once a month. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines. Dirty filters make the furnace work harder to circulate air because it hinders the air flow. Eventually, it might affect the limit switch that runs the fan.
Too Much Noise. A noisy furnace can have many causes. There may be a mechanical malfunction or clogged air flow. Turning off and on too often can be a defective thermostat. Rumbling and sputtering is not the sign of a healthy or effective furnace.
Not Enough Heat. Obviously, you should make sure the unit is large enough for your space. After that, the thermostat should be checked to make sure it is working properly. Settings for the thermostat and working batteries can also affect this function. When all else fails, you should check the power and the pilot light.
Improper Maintenance. Your furnace should be inspected by a professional at least once a year. They can fix small problems and recommend preventative measures to keep your furnace running at top performance.
A well-functioning furnace is vital to your home’s comfort. It also reduces your power bill. Keeping ahead of the problems and following these few guidelines will give you a furnace that will last for years.