The 8 Most Common Furnace Issues

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April 23, 2018

The furnace is the primary heating system in your home. It generates heat and can keep you warm when the electricity goes out on a chilly winter night, but what happens if it breaks? You’ll be left without any warmth! This post will explain how typical faults influence HVAC systems, so we won’t have to deal with any requests for local repairs very soon (or ever).

The furnace is not Working—At All

Even though it may sound fundamental, the first thing you should do if your furnace is turned off. Before hiring La Mirada’s best heating repair company, double-check that the thermostat is set to “heat” and that the power supply circuit breaker or fuse is intact in case of an interruption from either source!

Your furnace is not only a crucial aspect of your home, but it is also vital to your safety. If you lose your access panel for any reason, make sure to get it fixed as soon as possible because if your unit has no doors, they will just go out if someone removes them, which might result in serious carbon monoxide levels in some circumstances!

Not Enough Heat is Being Produced

Even when the furnace is on, you are still cold. What could the cause be?

The furnace isn’t creating enough heat to keep things warm inside. Check your air filters for debris or have them inspected by heating repair services because clogged filters are the most common cause of inefficient furnace functioning and poor interior comfort!

The Color of the Flame

A dirty or rusting burner can affect the efficiency of your HVAC furnace. An even, blue glow means that it’s working properly and producing sufficient heat while more magnificent yellow-golden tints indicate maintenance needs to be done on any reputable company’s service record!

No Air is Blowing from the Furnace

Check that the blower is working through the inspection window. Many furnaces have flashing lights to signal a defect in the blower (‘green’ for regular operation and ‘red’ for failure).

If you’re not sure what’s going on, don’t try to figure it out on your own; instead, call an experienced heating repair professional.

Gas supply Issue

Perhaps the furnace and all of its components are in excellent working order, but it is unable to operate due to a lack of fuel. In fact, you should inspect the gas supply line for any leaks or valve problems all the way from the burner to the primary input.

A quivering burner pilot indicates that your furnace is receiving insufficient gas. Call for professional assistance, and they will be able to tell you whether the problem is with the furnace or if you need to contact your gas utility provider.

No matter how well-maintained a furnace is, there comes a time when it can’t work to its full capacity. Experts from a local heating repair company can also help you estimate the remaining service life of the furnace so that you can have it replaced in time.

Give Comfort Time a call at (562) 245-9736 for all your heating, cooling, ventilation, and refrigeration needs!
Our service area includes Downey, Hacienda Heights, La Habra, La Mirada, Norwalk, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, and Whittier.

Written by Angel Muro

I started Comfort Time Plumbing Heating & Cooling out of a love for HVAC & Plumbing and a desire to make our customers comfortable. My curiosity about heating, plumbing, and air conditioning turned into a career focused on expertise and customer care. Through this blog, I aim to share helpful tips and stories from my experiences, aiming to assist you with your HVAC & Plumbing needs beyond just outlining our services.

April 23, 2018

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