Conventional forced-air furnaces work by pulling cold air into the ducts, filtering the air, heating the clean air, and then pushing it out to the vents across the entire building. Although tracing the issue is not a daunting task with conventional furnaces, it is always a prudent option to call for furnace repair professional help.
Here are the five most common problems with conventional furnaces:
The pilot light is out
If you find that the pilot light of your conventional furnace has gone out, the simplest thing to do to fix this problem is to relight it. The thermocouple may need replacement if it still doesn’t fix the problem. A faulty thermocouple can cause a lot of problems.
The furnace is noisy
A noisy furnace means that it has mechanical issues, and it may be pretty annoying to have a noisy furnace. Whenever you hear abnormal squeaking, humming, rattling, or even rumbling, ensure that your furnace’s mechanical components are checked thoroughly to ensure that everything is working. More often, in such situations, you may need to check the condition of the lubrication of your blower motor.
The blower is constantly running.
Check to see if the blower in your conventional furnace is constantly running. It may be that the fan setting is on, which will make your traditional furnace continuously keep blowing unheated air through the entire duct system. We have often seen that simply turning this setting off fixes the problem. However, if switching this off still doesn’t work, you may have a problem with the limit switch that monitors the internal temperature of your conventional furnace. Please call a professional technician to look into the issue and perhaps even replace it for you in such a case.
The furnace cycles on and off frequently.
If you’re sure that you have heard your furnace cycle on and off randomly and more frequently than usual, always check the exhaust vent or the filter for any blockages or clogging at all. This can also be caused due to improper and inadequate airflow. Therefore, you must investigate all the possible options for such a malfunction before considering replacing parts. That way, you can also save yourself valuable money and time.
There is either insufficient heat or no heat at all.
Please check the air filter if your conventional gas furnace does not provide any heat, or perhaps just about insufficient heat. It may be clogged and may need cleaning. Another problem could be that no power is being transmitted to the furnace. A third reason could be that the size of the furnace is not appropriate for the space where it is installed. Always make sure to get an appropriately sized furnace to ensure that the desired temperature is maintained in your space.
Every machine or electrical equipment needs maintenance and upkeep from time to time and has unique problems. From the above discussion, you must have understood the five common issues with conventional furnaces and what needs to be done to rectify the situation. Happy eating then!