5 Common Furnace Problems in Winter from JOB Heating & Air Conditioning
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Five Common Furnace Problems in Winter
When the temperature drops below freezing in Saskatchewan, that’s when you really want to make sure your house is toasty warm and your furnace is working to it’s peak performance. But what if something goes wrong with your furnace? Here are a few of the most common furnace problems that customers face in their homes when the weather turns cold but you need to stay warm.
#1: Furnace is Blowing Cold Air
Check your furnace filter. Dirty or blocked filters are the main cause of most furnace problems in winter. When filters are clogged it blocks the free air flow and makes your furnace try to work harder on getting the warm air out. This means that it will take a lot longer for your furnace to warm your home, as well as burning up your hard earned dollars while doing so.
Furnace filters should be cleaned or replaced up to every 3 months, so make sure you are inspecting them regularly for optimum performance out of your furnace. If you are ever in doubt, contact one of our heating professionals at JOB Heating & Air Conditioning. They can provide expert advice on how to clean and replace your filters.
#2: Common Furnace Problem – Uneven Distribution of Heat
Have you ever had one room in your house be freezing cold, while the next is overly warm? This could be due to an uneven air flow or distribution of heat from your furnace. When there are inconsistencies in room temperatures in your home, it could be due to one or more of the following:
- The wrong system was installed in your home,
- The air ducts need attention,
- Insulation or draft issues, allowing cold air in rather than a fault in the furnace itself, and/or
- The vents may need adjusting to distribute the heat evenly.
Contact JOB Heating & Air Conditioning to locate the problem and give professional advice on how to solve it.
#3: Furnace Cycles Are Excessive
When your furnace switches itself on and off in an excessive fashion, it could be that your filter is clogged, air flow is obstructed or the thermostat setting needs to be looked at.
#4: Carbon Monoxide
It is so important to have a carbon monoxide detector fitted and safely installed in your home to detect leakage. With old furnaces they sometimes develop minute cracks from which carbon monoxide can get into your home and air. Give us a call at JOB Heating & Air Conditioning if this may be the case.
#5: Loss of Heat or Power
It’s possible to have a loss of power to your home furnace such as a faulty pilot light or a problem with the ignition system. With any of these problems, it is important to contact a professional to fix the problem.
These are just a few common furnace problems that can happen to your home furnace in winter, with some issues being more serious than others. If you need any assistance with your furnace or home heating equipment, do not hesitate to contact our team at JOB Heating & Air Conditioning to make sure your furnace is keeping you warm and safe.
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