5 Common Issues that Require a Furnace Repair, Not a Replacement
It’s easy to be duped by a so-called professional when you don’t know enough about something to argue otherwise. When it comes to furnaces, it’s not all that uncommon to hear of homeowners who were told they needed to replace their systems when a simple furnace repair was all that was required. Save yourself a great deal of hassle and money by educating yourself on a few of the most common furnace issues which can, in virtually every instance, be fixed with a simple repair.
Dirty or Worn Filters
It would surprise most homeowners to learn just how much better their furnace operates when the filter is changed and/or cleaned on a regular basis. It doesn’t take too much dirt or debris to affect the airflow and overall level of comfort in a home. Plus, a furnace with a dirty filter will cost more to run, so this is a simple yet important task that you’ll want to see to regularly.
Poor Control or Too Much Heat
This is typically an air passage issue, which means there is something wrong with the fan motor, belts or bearings.
Issues with the Thermostat
Your thermostat is the central command station for your heating system, so when there’s a glitch and it requires a repair, it may be difficult to maintain the temperature in the house, there may be no heat at all, or the fan may continue to spin.
There’s Intermittent or No Heat at All
When the heat comes on intermittently, or the furnace is producing no heat at all, there’s likely a problem with the pilot or ignition controls. Sometimes, the problem is as simple as there being a bit of rust on the censor, which can prevent the furnace from firing when it should.
Your Heating Bills are Going Up, the Heating is Unreliable or the System has Failed
These three common customer complaints can often be solved with regular furnace maintenance. By simply having an HVAC professional out to your home to perform a tune-up each year, you can not only avoid the inconvenience and save yourself from a great deal of hassle, but regular maintenance is also beneficial for the overall health of your system, which makes it a lot less likely that you will have to replace your furnace earlier than you should.
Of course, there can be system defects, but a properly maintained furnace won’t typically need replacing for at least 15 years. When a replacement is truly necessary, it’s most often because the furnace is too inefficient (and costing too much to operate), it has a cracked heat exchanger, or the cost of a necessary repair is greater than the value of the furnace.
While today’s post will ensure you’re better equipped when you’re faced with an issue, it’s always a good idea to know of someone you can trust when you’re in need of a furnace repair in Saskatoon. For information on furnace repair and installation or any other inquiries, don’t hesitate to contact us: (306) 683-4328.