There are several common furnace issues resulting from insufficient maintenance, aging, and normal wear and tear.
- Malfunctioning thermostats
- Dirty air filters
- Broken ignition switches
- Faulty limiter switches
To ensure accurate diagnosis, our HVAC technicians in Kingwood also check for cracked heat exchangers, worn bearings, and collapsed venting systems among other things.
Timely repairs don’t just prevent heating emergencies. They can also limit your repair costs, protect the lifespan of your heating equipment, and ensure resident safety. After all, when furnace problems affect your gas-fired or oil-fired heater’s venting system, there’s always the risk of having harmful exhaust gases like carbon monoxide enter your living space.
While increasingly loud odors and foul smells during furnace operation are obvious indications of trouble, some symptoms of common furnace issues aren’t so easy to detect. For instance, if your furnace is nearing the end of its lifespan, it might sound and smell the same, but take a lot longer to heat your home. Furnaces that short cycle or turn on and then rapidly turn back off are usually under extreme stress. Noticeable increases in your home energy bills, hot and cold spots throughout the building, and sudden increases in indoor humidity are often signs of trouble.