With record breaking low temperatures happening all across the country this winter, our furnaces are working harder than ever. The lower the original temperature, the more fuel your furnace has to burn in order to bring your home to 68 degrees (or whatever your preference, though 68 is the temperature we frequently suggest). Furnaces working harder means furnace issues become more common…luckily for Southampton, the Bucks Country professionals at CMC are on the case.
There 3 Most Common Furnace Problems
Don’t just live with poor furnace performance — a furnace professional from Central Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning can help you with professional furnace repair.
There are a number of common problems a hard-working furnace might experience, particularly if it’s older than 5 years. Here are the top three:
- Short-Cycling– Your furnace detects when the air in your home is too cold automatically, and it corrects the problem by heating air and distributing it through the ducting until you reach the temperature set on your thermostat. However, if there’s a poor connection between furnace and thermostat, a clogged air filter, or a corroded flame sensor, you might experience heat the comes on and goes off in seemingly random (and uncomfortable) intervals.
- Poor Air Quality– When was the last time you had your furnace filter checked? If it’s been a while since those filters have been cleaned or replaced, your air quality might be suffering. Contaminants like dust, dirt, pet dander, and other particulates wind up in your duct work, and the air being forced through your home by your furnace carries these items with it. In extreme cases, you might even find pest infestations in there! A routine duct cleaning can help, but if the issue is ignored for long enough those contaminants can affect your furnace itself.
- Uneven Heating– Do you ever notice that your heating (and possibly cooling) has unequal effects on your living areas? If your kitchen is freezing while the bedroom is too hot, you might have a furnace issue Radiant can take care of.
Call Central for your Southampton home’s furnace service solutions today!