Your furnace plays a very important role in keeping you comfortable when it is cold outside. It normally works in the background without us having to do more than set a temperature we want our home to be.
But every now and then, you will need to call a company that offers heating service to ensure everything is working well with the system. Many things can go wrong with your furnace, and this article is going to take a closer look at a few of them.
Dirty Air Filter
A common problem within many HVAC systems is a dirty air filter. This can reduce how effective the furnace is, and also reduce the air quality in your home. Thankfully, this issue is very easy to fix as you simply buy and install a new filter. They are quite affordable, and generally simple to change out. As far as how often you should change your air filter, it depends. Some may last a couple of months, while others may only last a single month.
The f+Furnace isn’t Blowing Out Enough Hot Air
Another common issue many people will run into is a furnace blowing out insufficient warm air. This could be all over the home, or the issue could be restricted to a certain area. There could be many reasons for this, such as vents being closed, ductwork having gaps, or furniture or other obstructions covering registers. If none of these are the culprit, consider reaching out to a professional.
The Furnace is Making Strange Noises
While a furnace making some noise is common, you will very quickly get used to the normal sounds yours makes. If you begin to hear additional sounds, this could be cause for concern. It could be banging, buzzing, clanging, ringing, or other weird sounds. If you experience these sounds, and they sound quite aggressive, it is a good idea to turn off your furnace and call in an expert as soon as possible.
The Furnace is Cycling Too Frequently
If your furnace is short-cycling, it could be another sign that something is wrong. Short-cycling is when the heating cycle quickly goes off and on, but doesn’t allow the rooms to reach their desired temperatures. So many short-running cycles can provide a lot of wear and tear on your furnace, and don’t allow for your home to be as comfortable as you’d like.
The Furnace Smells Weird
Like with sounds, if you experience a strange furnace smell, it could be a sign of something going wrong behind the scenes. Scents like rotten egg, burning plastic, a musty scent, or even a sewer-like scent are things to watch out for. Each can mean something different, but none are great. If you smell them, turn off the furnace and call in someone to take a look at your system and identify the issue.
In conclusion, these are some of the most common furnace issues you may need to deal with, so keep them in mind if you begin to experience issues.
- About the Author
Alex Grigoryan is a Professional Home Improvement and Lifestyle Writer. He has been in the industry for over 6 years and has been writing for Chique Home Living since 2019. His work has been featured in prestigious blogs such as Spruce Home, Better Homes & Garden, and more.