Furnaces are a relied on source for heat. When they fall short, we feel the loss. In some cases, knowing what the culprit was that lead to the furnace’s inefficiency can help get it back together a lot quicker. Today, we at Southwest Appliance Repair of San Antonio would like to list the common issues that lead to furnace problems.
Gas Furnace Problems
1) Clogged furnace filters: Under the right circumstances a clogged filter may damage the limit switch, which controls the fan. Putting extra strain on the furnace, a dirty or clogged air filters reduce airflow, causing expedited wear. In addition to the poor air quality, the air filer that cannot flow will eventually take a toll on the furnace causing damage. To ensure that that the air filter is not the issue, check the filter. They should be checked once a month and replaced a minimum of every 3 months if not more frequently.
2) Normal wear and tear: The normal wear and tear of moving parts can easily be the culprit if the furnace is experiencing heat control-related problems or even overheating problems in addition poor airflow.
3) Incorrect setting on the thermostat: Check the thermostat first if the heat is not fully functioning. Start with the battery, they generally need to be replaced once a tear. Inspect the thermostat’s settings in the event the blower fan doesn’t flip off or the furnace is cycling too frequently, it should be set to “Auto.” The fan will run continuously if it is set in “Auto” in the “On,” “Low,” “Medium” or “High” modes. Additionally, ensure the thermostats are on “Heat” mode. Check the temperature to make sure it is set to one that’s higher than the current room temperature. If that doesn’t solve the problem, the thermostat could also be simply malfunctioning as well.
4) Electric ignition or pilot control issues: A faulty ignition or pilot could be an indication there could be drafts or clogs in the appliance or thermocouple issues, which would be making it difficult to keep the home heated.
5) Inoperable Furnace: The furnace could be too old or an insufficient size if it is not operating at all. With a number of issues causing the issues, this one will be a challenge to diagnose at first glance.
6) Constantly running blower: Blower issues are often an issue with the limit switch and it is a common component that will fall short over time, a professional is required to replace the part.
7) Abnormal sounds: Generally pointing to a mechanical problem, the rumbling, squeaking and rattles aren’t normal and the loud sounds could be a clogged burner or due to reduced airflow.
8) Furnace maintenance neglect: Unexpected problems and breakdowns is frequently the end result when homeowners fail to invest in scheduled annual furnace maintenance and inspections services. Routine inspections can help the appliance run more efficiently and reliably and detect problems from a number of issues before they even occur.
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When your furnace does show signs of problems and is not running efficiently, call in the experts of Southwest Appliance Repair of San Antonio and our trusted professionals will get them running quickly.