One of the most popular types of furnaces are gas powered. A gas powered furnace has a high level of heat that costs less and hooks up to your standard air duct system. A gas furnace, just like any other machine, requires maintenance and the occasional repairs. One component that often needs to be replaced during the life time of the furnace is the burners. Burners can wear down and fail, and when they do, often you are left without heat. Hal Mechanical would like to share more about a gas furnace burner system and when you should have the burners repaired or replaced.
Common Gas Furnace Burner Problems
A gas furnace can develop a few different problems with its burners. Burners can develop dirt, rust flakes and have the gas connection interrupted. The gas line can develop a number of problems such as valve disconnection, blockage or leaks which will prevent the burner from functioning properly. When the burner fails, the furnace will be impacted and in different ways.
Furnace Not Heating
If the burner has shut off or has failed completely, it may not release any of the natural gas that is used for combustion, which means the furnace will not make any heat. You may even notice cold air coming from your air vents. When you notice your furnace is running but not making any heat, you will want to turn off the furnace and shut of the gas to the furnace as well. You will want to avoid a gas leak or other hazardous problem. Additionally, you do not want the furnace to keep running or you may be compounding the problem. When the burners have failed, you will want to have a professional HVAC technician come and inspect the burners. In some cases the burner may need to be cleaned, while other times the burners will need to be replaced.
What Happens if Furnace Burners are Dirty?
Sometimes the burner may not fail completely. This is common when the burners are dirty. When the burners become dirty, they may not make as much heat as normal. You may notice your furnace constantly running as a result. You may feel some warm air coming from the air vent but not enough to heat the whole house. When the furnace’s burners are not making enough heat, the furnace will often keep running. This is because the furnace has heat sensors inside the combustion chamber. If the combustion chamber isn’t getting hot enough, the sensor will keep the burner running. If you are noticing long heat cycles, this is often a sign your burners are not working properly. Another sign the burners may be dirty are strange noises. The noise will become worse the longer the furnace is running. If the burners are struggling to ignite, often there is a booming and rumbling noise. If you hear a boom or rumbling noise, turn off the furnace and have it inspected.
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A furnace’s burner can fail and develop a problem which will impact the furnace. The furnace will not be able to create heat, it will run for long periods of time and even make noises. When your furnace is showing signs of burner failure, contact Hal Mechanical today.