In a perfect world, your furnace would always heat up your home when you need it to. If you are experiencing sudden temperature drops in your home or other issues with your furnace, you need to know how to fix those problems as soon as possible. What are the top five reported problems with residential furnaces?

Familiarize yourself with this list over the winter months and seek out help when you need it! 

 

Not Producing Heat

The first and most worrisome problem often reported with residential furnaces is that they aren’t producing heat. This can lead to some chilly winter nights if you are caught unprepared for the sudden chill in your home. Sometimes, this problem can be as simple as toggling the settings on your thermostat or checking your pilot light. 

However, it could also spell major problems that warrant professional repairs. If you are unsure why your furnace isn’t producing heat and you’ve checked the two items above, then you may need to call Comfort Crew Cooling & Heating. 

 

Noises From Furnace

Are you noticing a sound that is different from the usual hum of your furnace? This almost always indicates a mechanical issue that needs to be addressed by a professional HVAC technician. If you hear grinding, clanking, or other loud signs that catch your attention, it is time for a closer look at what might be wrong. 

 

Furnace Not Turning On

One of the most common issues we see with homeowners and their furnaces is that the furnace simply fails to turn on. This could be a simple fix related to your thermostat. It may not be reading the temperature in your home properly, might need some adjustments, or it could be time to replace your thermostat. If you can’t spot the problem with your thermostat, then it may be time for a repair person. 

 

Short Cycling

Do you notice that your furnace only runs for a few minutes at a time? This could be a quick fix related to the airflow of your system. Check and change your HVAC filters first to see if that fixes the problem. If it doesn’t, there could be something larger wrong with your HVAC system. Call in a qualified professional to take a look at why your furnace is having a hard time sticking to the set temperature. 

 

Blower Running

Do you notice that your blower is almost always running? This could be a sign that you have the fan switched to the on position on your thermostat. However, it could also mean that you have an issue with your limit switch. If the thermostat does not indicate that you have the fan running, then it might be time to call in a professional. 

 

Call the Professionals

If you are experiencing any of these common issues with your furnace, then you may need the help of a professional HVAC technician. Learn more about how Comfort Crew Cooling & Heating can help you live comfortably this winter!