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Common Home Heating Problems and Fixes

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Useful Tips from Your HVAC Team in Easton, PA

Your furnace can stop working for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it is a matter of just resetting your circuit breaker, while at other times you need to call in the professionals. Regardless, being aware of the standard heating problems and fixes could give you a jumpstart on where to go next if your furnace stops working.

Here are a few of the common heating problems and fixes:

  • Dirty Air Filters: The air filter for your furnace is what helps circulate the air flow within your home. It also keeps your system clean and efficient. Once that is dirty or clogged, your furnace begins to overwork and eventually breaks down.
  • Normal Wear and Tear: Even a well-maintained furnace will eventually meet its maximum miles. Normal wear and tear can be mitigated with proper maintenance and timely repairs, especially if you have air flow malfunction, overheating or heat-control issues.
  • Ignition and Pilot Problems: Sometimes a faulty ignition or pilot light problem makes it hard to keep your home warm. It could be a draft, clog or thermocouple issue.
  • Furnace Heating Breakdown: A furnace that does not heat is a standard issue but fixing it might require a trained technician. The reasons for your furnace not heating can range from a thermostat issue to power problems, pilot light or electrical system failures.
  • Flower Problems: While your furnace might kick in, the warm air may not flow into your home. You may hear a blower continuously running, indicating a problem with your limit switch or the fan itself.
  • Noisy Furnace: A noisy furnace is trying to tell you something, especially if you hear squeaking, rattling, or rumbling. These sounds may indicate a clogged burner, mechanical failure or air flow problems.
  • Thermostat Malfunction: Your thermostat might not send messages to the furnace, may not maintain room temperature, and lead to fan issues. This could be an issue with the wiring from your thermostat to the unit itself, or the thermostat may have an internal failure.
  • Frequent Cycling: When your furnace frequently cycles, it wastes energy. If you hear it cycling from on to off modes, you may have a clogged filter, airflow issue, or a malfunctioning thermostat.

There are many reasons why your furnace might not be efficient or stop working entirely. Luckily, you have the team at Comfort Solutions HVAC to help you figure out what is wrong and get everything back up and running.

Call us at 610-438-9300 or request an estimate online for a service appointment and our trained technicians can look into your furnace troubles today.