Every year, there’s a sense of anticipation just before you turn on your Omaha furnace for the first time, and those two big questions you ask yourself. “Will it start?” And, “Can I get through the winter without having to repair it?”
So how’s it going so far, now that we’re well into the winter season? If the answer is “not so hot,” then you might recognize one or more the following common indications that your furnace needs to be look at by a qualified home heating professional
Well, you’d have a lot less to worry about if you had your home heating system tuned up and inspected prior to or early on in the heating season. After all, prevention is the best and least costly form of repair. But more on that later.
Unless you clean or replace your filter once a month, you’re allowing dirt and debris to enter and build up inside the system. That, in turn, could lead to overheating, reduced air flow and, worse yet, a crack in the heat exchanger.
Reduced Air Flow
If you’re not feeling heat – or enough of it – from any of your registers, there are three likely causes. The first, once again, is a dirty or clogged air filter. Restricted or blocked air flow also can be caused by a problem with your unit’s fan. Your Burton home heating professional would also check your duct work for any signs of pinching, cracks, or leaks.
A faulty thermostat can cause too little, too much, or the complete loss of heat. It might be possible to fix it but, worst case scenario, it costs a whole lot less to replace a thermostat than it does a furnace.
Both gas and electric furnaces have built-in ignition systems. A problem with the igniter can cause your heat to turn off. The solution might be as simple as a professional cleaning. If that doesn’t work, then the ignition system probably will have to be replaced.
Furnaces are capable of making enough different noises that they could start their own little orchestra, though one that nobody would pay to hear. So if you ever start hearing rumbling, buzzing, squealing or rattling noises, the cause could be a loose transformer, crack in the heat exchanger, or even unburned oil in the combustion chamber. The latter is especially serious as it could lead to carbon monoxide emissions.
Burton: Your Home Heating Experts.
Our professional and highly trained home heating technicians are available 24/7 to restore heat or take care of any other problem with your furnace. And, if you haven’t already done so this winter, now’s a great time to schedule a mid-season tune-up and inspection. Your system will run better, last longer, and help reduce your utility bills. Call Burton today, and you’ll sleep better and more comfortably tonight.
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