A furnace is your winter warrior, combatting the frigid climes and keeping you and your family cozy and comfortable at all times. But this powerful device isn’t bulletproof. Without proper maintenance, minor issues can set off a domino effect that brings your whole system crashing down. In this article, the pros at Gold Star Services discuss common furnace problems and how to solve them.
At Gold Star Services, we specialize in repair, maintenance, installation, and replacement for a wide range of heating, cooling, and air treatment systems. From air conditioners and heat pumps to oil furnaces, our knowledgeable pros have you covered. Contact us today at 302-376-7677 to schedule a home visit.
Common Furnace Problems
Let’s take a look at a few common furnace issues and how to fix them:
Dirty Air Filter
Much like your air conditioner, a furnace can also break down due to a clogged or dirty air filter. Air filters prevent debris from entering the system and causing damage to the internal parts. When a filter is blocked, this restricts airflow to the device, slowing the rate at which it can heat the indoor air. The solution: replace – or clean if you have reusable filters – your air filters every few months.
Malfunctioning Pilot Light
If your furnace is not switching on, chances are you’re having issues with the pilot light. A pilot light is the continuously burning flame inside your furnace that ignites the fuel – i.e. the propane. It’s the reaction that heats the air inside your home. When the pilot light is not ignited, your system will automatically shut off. If you’ve tried to reignite the pilot light and your furnace is still not working, it’s time to call in the pros.
Your thermostat is the central nervous system of your heating and cooling setup. Your thermostat monitors temperatures and will activate your furnace when it needs to heat up your home. A faulty thermostat may cause your furnace to trigger at the wrong times (or not at all).
Contact Us Today for Emergency Furnace Repairs
While some common furnace problems can be resolved in seconds, others require expert assistance. At Gold Star Services, our pros have seen every kind of HVAC issue and are well-equipped to handle your heating and cooling needs. Call 302-376-7677 to find out more about our repair service.