There are several reasons why furnaces go out of commission. Here are the three most common cases why they break down and what you can do about it:
Dirty or clogged furnace filter
A dirty or clogged furnace filter restricts proper air flow, making your unit work harder than ever to circulate warm air through your home, and struggle with operation that causes discomfort. To avoid this, always remember to replace your filters regularly to ensure your furnace’s optimal running condition.
Furnace ignition/pilot malfunction
Find out if the power source of your furnace functions properly by observing your unit’s ignition process. If it’s not running as it’s supposed to, you can relight the pilot safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. If your unit has an electric ignition system, it’s best to call a furnace repair specialist to properly evaluate and repair it.
Overlooked furnace components
Your furnace has many mechanical and electrical elements vital to the efficient operation of the unit. When you fail to regularly inspect and maintain these diverse parts, it may cause unnecessary trouble with your furnace, generating performance problems like intermittent heating and deficient air flow. Ward off these headaches with routine component check-ups.
Furnace maintenance issues can be harder to identify on your own because of numerous parts potentially causing the breakdown. Let expert furnace repair technicians examine your heating system to detect and remedy any potential problems that may arise in your unit.