Winters in Lost Creek, KY, are bearable as long as you have a warm home to return to every day. If something goes wrong with your furnace, your comfort and health are at risk. A prompt furnace repair is critical to restoring warmth to your home. Here are three common furnace problems you might have to deal with as a homeowner.
Blowing Cold Air
A common complaint homeowners have during the wintertime is a furnace blowing cold air. A dirty air filter is often the cause of this issue. Check the filter monthly, and replace it every one to three months. Leaky ducts or a problem with a burner or the heat exchanger could also cause the furnace to blow cold air. These issues require a professional furnace repair.
Frequent Heating Cycles
Your furnace’s heating cycles should last for several minutes. The temperature in your home should reach the setting on the thermostat, then the furnace should turn off for at least several minutes. Even on a frigid day with wind chills below 0 degrees Fahrenheit, there should still be several minutes between heating cycles. If your furnace turns on and turns off again after just a few seconds, only to turn on again a minute later, its motor or heat exchanger may be overheating. According to the Department of Energy, this could also be caused by a flame or burner problem.
When your furnace won’t do anything at all, check for a tripped breaker. Although most furnaces burn natural gas, they still need electricity for the electronic controls and blower motor. No heat could also be due to a faulty thermostat, pilot or ignition. If the breaker is fine and the thermostat is properly set, you need an urgent heating repair.
To learn more about the types of furnace problems you might experience as a homeowner, take a look at Appalachian Refrigeration, Heating & Cooling’s heating repair services, or get in touch with us today.