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The Three Typical Problems that Plague Our Furnaces

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It is that time of year again. Colder weather means that the holiday season is upon us. For many of us, this is a time of year when we start to think about our loved ones and how we can make their holiday season special.

Before you start your holiday shopping, take a moment to inspect your furnace. It might need some TLC before the cold winter months set in. 

With regular use, your furnace will eventually need maintenance to keep running correctly. Regular furnace maintenance is a brilliant way to keep your furnace running smoothly and efficiently. Schedule a tune-up with a qualified heating contractor before the weather gets too cold.

If your boiler needs more than a tune-up, it might be time to replace it. A new furnace can provide you with more efficient heating and can also help improve indoor air quality. When shopping for a new furnace, compare energy efficiency ratings to find the most efficient model.

Most of the issues with furnaces come from inappropriate installation. If a boiler is not installed correctly, it can lead to several problems, including poor performance, increased energy costs, and safety hazards.

Low Airflow

It could be due to low airflow if you have noticed your furnace kicking on and off more frequently than average. While there are numerous possible causes of this problem, low airflow is among the most common. A few things can cause low airflow in your furnaces, such as a clogged air filter or a blockage in the ductwork. However, the typical cause is a problem with the blower motor.

If the blower motor is not working correctly, it cannot move enough air through the furnace. It causes the furnace to cycle more frequently because it cannot heat the home as quickly. If you suspect that low airflow is the cause of your furnace’s short cycling, the best thing to do is call a seasoned furnace maintenance contractor. They can diagnose the problem and make the necessary repairs.

Faulty Thermostat

If the boiler is short cycling, it could be due to breakage or a faulty thermostat. Let us take a closer look at each of these possibilities. A breakage in your furnace can cause a short cycle because the boiler cannot generate enough heat to warm your home. As a result, it will turn on and off more frequently to reach the desired temperature.

A faulty thermostat might cause the boiler to short cycle because the thermostat is not accurately reading the temperature in your home. As a result, it may turn the furnace on and off more frequently than necessary. If your furnace is short cycling, it is essential to have it inspected by a professional. They can determine the cause of the problem and make the necessary furnace repairs.

Closed Air Vents

It is essential to keep your air vents open, even in the room you do not use because of the heat exchanger. The heat exchanger is a device used to transfer heat from one medium to another. It is essential for the proper functioning of your HVAC system. If the heat exchanger does not get enough air, it will heat up and cause short cycling. 

Conclusion

There are a few common furnace problems that homeowners should be aware of. These include a dirty or clogged filter, a faulty thermostat, or a pilot light that has gone out. By troubleshooting these issues, you can often fix your furnace yourself. However, if the problem persists, it is always best to call a professional.

Before winter sets in, you should ask Climate Experts to inspect your furnace. We offer top-notch furnace maintenance to Pickering residents, ensuring that you will have a warm and toasty winter. So, book an appointment now!

 

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