Your furnace is working hard. This time a year, there is no way for it not to be. Things that work hard without stopping tend to have a little something wrong with them at some point in time. While there are many working parts to a HVAC system and any of them can have a problem, there are a few problems that we see more than others.
TOP 4 FURNACE PROBLEMS:
Filters that are Clogged or Just Plain Dirty – We preach changing your filters all year long and yet clogged or dirty filters are still something that causes a lot of problems. Most people just forget about them until there actually is a problem, like a limited amount of air being able to get through. When the circulation process is comprised by a dirty filter, it puts added pressure on the rest of the system. The added pressure can cause other things to go wrong. To prevent a domino effect of bad things happening, change your filter every month.
Mechanical Issues – As we have stated before there are a lot of working parts in your furnace and like all machinery, your furnace is subject to wear and tear over time. The best thing you can do to protect your furnace and ensure it has a long and productive life of keeping you warm is to have a yearly maintenance check-up.
Pilot Control or Ignition Control Problems – These are two of the most important components of any heating system so you want them to be working. If something goes wrong with the ignition system your furnace will not function properly. If you are not sure which type of ignition system your furnace uses, ask a professional.
Malfunctioning Thermostat – The thermostat is what tells your furnace when to come on and how much heat to produce. If the thermostat is broken, there will be no heat running through your home and that will be very uncomfortable.
The best thing you can do for your furnace and your own comfort this time of year is to have your furnace serviced by professionals. Call Carmine’s today at 203-791-8089 to have your furnace maintained so it keeps working properly all winter long.