Heating3 Common Issues with Furnaces

If you own a furnace, it’s important to keep it in top shape in order to make sure it performs at its best throughout the heating season. In fact, now is the best time to schedule furnace maintenance in order to ensure that your unit continues keeping you warm and cozy all season long. During an annual scheduled maintenance visit, a technician will visit your home and inspect your furnace for any problems that may affect performance or efficiency. They will clean and adjust some components ad may also help you determine whether you are at risk for gas leaks.

But if your system is experiencing problems, it’s time to call a technician for repairs right away. Even if the issue seems somewhat bearable, it may cause a lot of extra wear and tear on your system, causing parts to break down, increasing your heating bills, and possibly leading to premature replacement. Call a technician right away when you notice any of the following heating issues.

  • Not Enough Heating: If you feel little heating power from your furnace, it could be due to a number of issues. For example, it could be because of a faulty fan motor, which reduces airflow through the ducts. Or it may mean your thermostat is having wiring issues or trouble with the sensor.
  • Short Cycling: Short cycling is when your system only runs for a short period of time before the cycle is complete, turning on and off too frequently. This could also be due to an issue with the thermostat or fan, or it could even indicate a dirty furnace filter.
  • Noisy Operation: A high-pitched screeching sound could indicate a problem with the blower fan belt. Loud banging noises could indicate loose parts or problems in the ducts. Or you may hear your fan run constantly, which could just be due to an incorrect thermostat setting.

In any case, gas furnace repairs are simply not a job for an amateur. Professional technicians have the tools and expertise to diagnose and repair any problem, or recommend furnace replacement when necessary. Furthermore, prompt professional repairs may make your unit run more efficiently. Remember to schedule maintenance this year, and look out for any repair needs. For more advice about heating services in Snohomish, call G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc.


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