The Five Most Common Furnace and Heating Problems
Here are the top five problems JR Putman and the HVAC industry have identified that may cause your furnace or heating equipment to break down:
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Your furnace’s thermostat is the device that controls and determines when heat is to be produced and how much. Problems with your thermostat can result in no heat, no fan to force the hot air through your home, or intermittent heat, which result in comfort problems.
Air flow problems
The air flow in your home can be compromised by problems from your system’s fan motors, belts and bearings, and if not maintained or repaired, can cause furnace overheating and poor control of your heating. Aging or failing Ducts can also compromise the airflow in your home as well.
Dirty or clogged filters
Regular replacement of the filter is very important to extend the life and efficiency of your furnace. A dirty filter will restrict the airflow, making your unit work much harder to circulate warm air through your home. This puts unnecessary strain on your furnace and can create comfort problems.
Furnace or heating system pilot or ignition control problems
Among several mechanical failures, your furnace’s ignition control could be malfunctioning causing intermittent or no heat. In today’s systems there are usually two types of ignition systems- a Hot Surface Ignition or an Intermittent Pilot.
Lack of maintenance
The most common cause for Heating or Furnace problems is lack of maintenance. Avoiding regular maintenance can cause unexpected breakdowns, poor comfort and increased energy costs. Proper, regular maintenance from a NATE-certified JR Putman Technician, can quickly diagnose problems, often before they become more costly down the road! During JR Putman’s $69 Heating Tune-up and safety check (or during one of our Money-saving Maintenance plan tune-ups), all components are checked and tuned so they operate correctly and at peak efficiency. Important items like Carbon Monoxide checks, adequate combustion air, equipment clearances, and equipment safety are also key elements to keep your home warm, and your family safe from carbon monoxide leakage.