Common Furnace Problems & How to Fix Them

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How can you keep your heating and air condition system working all winter long?

When the temperatures plummet outside, you rely on your heating and air conditioning system to keep you warm inside. However, even the best furnace may act up from time to time. Here are some of the most common issues that may arise this winter and what you can do to stay toasty warm.

Your Furnace Runs and Runs and Runs

Does your furnace run around the clock? If you notice a spike in your energy bill, you may have an inefficient system on your hands. Ideally, your furnace should only turn on long enough to raise the temperature a few degrees. But, if something is blocking the airflow, your heater may run nonstop.

Although this situation sounds dire, it’s usually easy to fix. In most instances, installing a new filter will solve the problem. A dirty, clogged filter makes the entire HVAC system work harder. That’s why you should replace the filter every month.

The Furnace Never Turns On

Once the temperature in your home reaches a certain degree, your furnace should go to work. However, if your furnace doesn’t click on even when the house gets chilly, the thermostat may be to blame.

Check to make sure you set the thermostat to “heat” and not “off” or “cool.” Bumping the switch happens all the time, and moving it back to the right setting should resolve the problem. You should also check the batteries of your thermostat to make sure they have enough power. If that doesn’t fix the problem, it could be time to hire a professional to install a new thermostat.

There’s nothing better than relaxing inside your warm home on a cold day. The team at Wilson’s Refrigeration & Air wants to make sure your furnace will survive the winter. From installation to preventative maintenance, we offer it all. Connect with us online to schedule repairs for your heating and air conditioning system.

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