The last thing a homeowner wants in the winter is for his or her furnace to malfunction. Yet, the coldest part of the year, when most furnaces are working the hardest, is when furnace problems are at its height. If your home’s heating capacity is slowly dissipating, or has suddenly disappeared, the problem might be due to one of the heating system problems below. If you need furnace repair in Atlanta, call Bardi Heating and Air Conditioning today.
Five Common Furnace Problems
Heating systems can experience a variety of problems that make them perform poorly or stop working. Below are five common furnace problems that lead to heating repair in Atlanta:
If the thermostat that controls your furnace is not working properly, your furnace will not work properly either. Thermostats could malfunction for several reasons. In some cases, the thermostat is simply stuck; while in others, its components are broken or corroded, requiring it to be replaced. The good news is that replacing a thermostat is affordable on most budgets, and it does not take long to complete.
Clogged Air Filter
If you leave your furnace’s air filter in place for months at a time, it can absorb enough debris to prevent a significant volume of warm air from reaching your home’s air registers. Replacing a clogged air filter is one of the cheapest and fastest heating system fixes that will reduce the stress on your air distribution system, preventing the distribution fan from prematurely wearing out.
Broken Fan Belt
The fan belts on most furnaces eventually wear out and break. When they do, an instant lack of warm air is usually the result. If your furnace is serviced semiannually, you should not encounter a broken fan belt. If the problem does occur, fixing it is usually simple and inexpensive.
Leaky Air Ducts
This problem usually occurs over time instead of all at once. Once it progresses to the point where warm air is freely escaping into wall and floor spaces instead of being delivered to your home’s registers, you will need to adjust the thermostat to increasingly higher temperatures to get the desired result. The cost and time to fix leaky ducts depends on the extent of the problem.
Pilot Light Problems
Pilot lights can go out or have trouble igniting due to a breeze that blows underneath a furnace, a corroded pilot light setting, or a problem with gas delivery to the pilot light. In most cases, the problem can be affordably and expediently resolved.
Is Your Home Having Furnace Problems?
If so, do not wait for them to get worse, as unaddressed furnace problems typically do. Instead, call Bardi Heating and Air Conditioning. Offering the best combination of HVAC expertise and service pricing, Bardi has performed Atlanta furnace repair for businesses and homeowners for nearly twenty years. Regardless of why your home is not heating properly, we can identify the problem quickly and present you with the best repair options. Call us today to schedule an appointment.