Why Is Furnace Repair Important?
Furnace repairs are essential to take care of for several reasons. The cost of repairing a furnace is typically less than installing a new one, so it makes sense to stay on top of your yearly furnace inspection and tune-ups even if you have not had any issues with your system. The other reason is that when you neglect your furnace or do not have it serviced regularly, it tends to break down more often, costing much more money in energy bills when heating/cooling your house with an inefficient furnace. Repairing an old broken furnace can be expensive because parts are hard to find, and some manufacturers no longer make specific parts for older models. Often, homeowners end up purchasing a new unit altogether and are disappointed with the latest energy bills they have to pay now.
What Are Some Signs That My Furnace Needs Repair?
If you see any of these signs, it is time to call in a professional for an inspection:
The heat is not coming on, or if it does, it turns off right away. Sometimes this means that there is no power going to the furnace. This could be due to a tripped circuit breaker or blown a fuse. It could also mean dirty filters, which will cause your blower motor to burn out trying to run through all that dirt and dust clogging up the vents and diffusers. This problem can easily be solved by replacing filters and cleaning registers, and diffusers.
The furnace never turns off. This is a sure sign that your control board is not usually working and needs to be repaired or replaced. If the stove is just cutting out, you most likely have dirty filters, lint in the blower motor, or a lousy igniter that will fix itself after you clean everything out.
Your house is either too hot or too cold. This can mean that there are problems with your system’s airflow causing it to distribute heat unevenly throughout your home or work inefficiently when cooling your home. It could also mean that you need new insulation added in some parts of your home where temperatures are very high/low due to blocked airflow in your ducts.
Your system is leaking. If you notice water in your basement or garage, it could mean a lot of different things. The condensate drain line could be clogged, which can easily be fixed by cleaning out the pipe going from your furnace to the outside edge of the home.