February is American Heart Month, a time when people can focus on their heart health.
To a heating company like Air-Rite, a furnace is the heart of your home. Like your heart circulates blood throughout your body, your furnace circulates air throughout your home to keep you comfortable. It’s an integral part of your home’s HVAC System.
No one wants to find themselves stuck with a malfunctioning furnace in the dead of winter. You should trust your furnace to provide warm air whenever you need it. The best way to keep the heart of your HVAC system running reliably is to take care of it with an annual check-up. Keep reading to learn about the most common furnace issues.
About HVAC Systems
HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. An HVAC system controls the temperature, humidity, and quality of the air in your home. When your home has a properly designed and maintained HVAC system, you get to enjoy premium year-round comfort.
However, with a system that runs 24/7, you’re bound to run into issues every now and then if you neglect regular maintenance.
Most Common Furnace Issues
Here are several of the most common furnace issues homeowners face.
- Furnace Doesn’t Blow Air
- Faulty Limit Control Switch
- Dirty or Clogged Filter
- Clogged Pilot Light/Orifice
- Ignition Issues
- Poor Maintenance
- Mechanical, Duct, & Air Noise
- Constant On/Off Alternation
One of the most common causes of the issues above is dirt.
Other issues can be related to electrical malfunctions and system wear and tear.
A dirty or clogged air filter restricts airflow both into the furnace and throughout your home. That’s why checking and changing your furnace’s air filter regularly, along with performing annual maintenance, is the key to keeping your system’s heart healthy.
Annual HVAC Check-Up’s
Annual check-ups are essential, especially as your furnace ages. Remember, your furnace is working 24 hours a day in the coldest Chicago winters. Parts will begin to wear out and need to be replaced. The qualified technicians at Air-Rite test the electrical components, check the heat exchanger for carbon monoxide leaks, and recommend any necessary repairs to help prevent inefficient operation and future equipment breakdown.
If a breakdown occurs, sometimes you can fix it yourself by changing the furnace’s air filter or resetting the breaker. If that doesn’t work, you may need to turn the system off and back on again. The on/off switch is often found at the furnace. While you can try these things to get your furnace running again, a dirty flame sensor, plugged burner, or faulty electrical components should be left to a trained HVAC technician to diagnose and repair.
Call Air-Rite Today
Whether you’re faced with an emergency furnace breakdown in the middle of the night or want to schedule routine maintenance, call on the experts at Air-Rite—your trusted HVAC contractor in the Greater Chicagoland area. Throughout our 60+ years in the business, we’ve earned a reputation for delivering consistent, reliable HVAC services with exceptional customer service. When you experience issues with your HVAC system, call Air-Rite for a solution.
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