What is Wrong With My Furnace?

November 20, 2018
Furnace Basement

Are you experiencing problems with the furnace in your Hallsville, Texas, home? When the weather cools down, the last thing you want is a malfunctioning heating system that makes your home feel uncomfortable. Here are three common furnace problems that require professional servicing:

Constantly Turning On and Off

If your furnace is always cycling, it may mean it’s struggling to control the house’s temperature. There could be simple issues, such as closed or blocked vents and registers. Your heating system’s air filter could also be dirty, restricting airflow into your home.

However, there could be more serious issues that are mechanical in nature, such as:

  • A faulty ignition switch
  • A fan blower problem
  • Thermostat trouble
  • Poorly mixed fuel

These issues require professional servicing. The constant cycling can take a toll on your heating system, leading to costly repairs or a replacement.

Ignition Problems

If your furnace has an electric ignition, and it’s an older model, it could be that the ignition is simply worn out and needs replacing. As a safety feature, ignitions have a temperature limiting switch that’ll turn the burner off before it gets too hot.

If you feel like your furnace’s burner is not lighting properly, have the temperature limiting switch checked. This is a task that requires special knowledge, and only a professional technician should perform a check.

Strange Noises

If your furnace is making a rattling, squealing, thumping or other noises, it could indicate a mechanical problem. You must address it before the system breaks down completely. Funny noises could be caused by:

  • A frayed belt
  • A broken blower wheel
  • Bad bearings in the motor
  • Dirty furnace burners

If you hear any strange or unusual noises coming from your furnace, call a professional right away before it becomes a major problem.

Are you having issues with your furnace? Call JD’S A/C today at (903) 759-7483 to have one of our knowledgeable service technicians look at it.

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