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Common Causes for Furnace Trouble

Posted on: February 3, 2014 | , ,

What do you do when your furnace doesn’t turn on? What happens when your furnace isn’t producing enough heat? Is your furnace making a weird noise? Do not panic or jump to conclusions before you call a professional. Your problems could be more common than you think. Here are some regular causes for furnace trouble and how you can avoid them in the future.

1. Faulty Thermostat – The furnace’s thermostat controls and programs when heat is supposed to be produced. If your thermostat isn’t working properly it probably isn’t sending the message to your furnace. Try changing the batteries to eliminate the problem. If that doesn’t work, you should give us a call to replace your thermostat. We have a wide selection to choose from that will fit your lifestyle perfectly.

2. Dirty Air Filter – When the air filter becomes dirty it doesn’t allow the right amount of airflow to the furnace. This makes it harder for your furnace to heat your home. The extra buildup in the filter makes your furnace work harder than necessary which will put a strain on the machine. Some filters need to be replaced every month, some once a year.  If you are not sure when to replace your air filter, contact Chapman for help. It will greatly extend the life of your furnace and you will have a much warmer home.

3. Lack of Maintenance – Your home heating system is very important, so you want to make sure you get your money’s worth. Regularly scheduled maintenance is vital. Your furnace is made up of complex parts that all work together to keep the machine running smoothly. If you forget to schedule regular maintenance you could experience breakdowns, an increase in your energy bill and a lot of frustration.

4. Pilot/Ignition Control Troubles – Some other issues you could be experiencing are problems with your furnace’s ignition control. Before you decide to fix this problem yourself, don’t. It’s better to have a professional evaluate the situation before it turns into a bigger problem, so give us a call. Our service technicians are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Not sure if your furnace needs repairing or replacing? Call Chapman Heating and Cooling for your heating and cooling needs.

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