Has your furnace stopped working or is it having problems? Your furnace can start to have problems if you are not properly taking care of it. There are a few common breakdowns or issues that your furnace may be having. These are very common repairs that a professional has done many times. Hal Mechanical will talk about some of the common problems and repairs on your furnace.
Repairs on Your Air Handler
An air handler is used to push heated air up through the air ducts. It acts as a fan to move the air through your furnace and air conditioner. The air handler is constantly running, which means it gets a lot of wear and tear on it. When too much wear and tear happens, it can become damaged. One way to know if it is damaged is that you won’t feel any air coming through the vents while the furnace is running. You may also notice that there is a burning smell or a screeching or grinding noise. It doesn’t always affect the air coming out of the vents.
The heat exchanger is used to transfer heat from combustion to the air. This will then circulate through the home. If you have any damage, such as cracks, this can cause combustion fumes to accumulate, making your furnace less efficient and the cost can increase the energy conception. If you have a cracked heat exchanger, you may be smelling an unpleasant odor when your furnace runs and your home will seem dirtier, because it releases more soot in the air.
Pilot Light Needs Repairs
Pilot lights are used in combustion furnaces to provide the flame to light the burners. If your pilot light is having problems and needs to be repaired, it won’t light the flame and you won’t get heat for your home. You may notice something is going on with your pilot light if you are having a lack of heat in your home or you can see that the light is out. In many cases, the pilot light issue is because of buildup on the assembly or with the thermal couple. The thermocouple regulates the flow of gas.
Your furnace may be overcycling or turning on and shutting off too quickly. This is not good for your furnace. This could be happening because of clogged air filters, improper airflow, or your furnace being too high or too low. You want to fix whatever reason it is because if you let your furnace continue to short-cycle, it can result in higher power bills.
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Even if these are common furnace repairs, you don’t want your furnace to not be working. If your furnace is not working, it may be one of these reasons, but you still want to call a professional to come take a look at your furnace so that you can get your heat back to working the way it should be. Call Hal Mechanical and they will come and make sure to fix your furnace and get your heat back warming up your house properly.