Remember to never ignore furnace issues. If the furnace isn’t working properly, it could cause issues. It could put your home at risk for bursting water pipes, mold, and a host of other problems. Obviously, you want to get this fixed right away. The problem is that modern gas furnaces are both more efficient and more complicated than those from over a decade ago. What might have once been caused by a troublesome pilot light from becoming dirty now involves smart systems that auto-test combustion air inducers, electronic ignition sensors, pressure switches, and exhaust flow monitoring. If you notice a furnace issue, make sure to contact us as soon as you can.
Check all areas of the furnace
You will want to check outside to make sure that nothing is blocking the fresh air in-take and the exhaust. Not all furnaces vent through chimneys. Many newer furnaces have their fresh air intakes and exhausts run through the side of the home, and sometimes windblown leaves, insects, and moisture issues can plague heating systems. Keeping this area clean helps to ensure an efficient furnace.
Furnace fires up but no Heat
If you notice the furnace is firing up but it’s not blowing as hard as it normally does, it is an issue. This could be caused by the air filter. Then it might mean that the air filter needs to be changed. Air filters trap dust, hair, and other particles in the air. Over time, the filter gets so full of stuff that it can restrict air flowing through your furnace system. On most residential heating systems, air filters should be changed every 3 months. You can also contact us if you are not sure how often to check and change the filter. Furnace issues can result from a clogged or dirty filter. By having the furnace inspected, you can help save on time, money, and stress in the long run. Having a well maintained furnace will help you to save on energy bills as well.