Furnace problems are quite common during the fall and winter seasons, when systems are placed under an increased amount of stress. There are ways to lower the chances of stress-related issues occurring with your system, mostly by scheduling preventive maintenance for the system every fall. Hopefully, you have already scheduled preventive maintenance for your system. Even if you have, though, there are still ways that issues can occur. It’s best that you keep an eye out for signs that your system is in some sort of trouble, so that you can have it repaired as soon as possible. The following are a few of the more common signs that your furnace is in need of professional repair services.
Short cycling is when your furnace turns itself off before it can complete a full heating cycle, usually every couple of minutes. This prevents your furnace from properly heating your home, but it also increases the amount of wear and tear the system suffers in a short period of time. Prolonged short cycling makes it increasingly more likely that the system will develop other problems. You may even have to replace your entire furnace years early if you don’t have short cycling taken care of quickly enough. Make sure that you call for repairs if you notice your furnace experiencing this problem.
If you are experiencing low airflow from your furnace while it is operating, it’s typically due to one of two issues. If the air filter is not cleaned out often enough, it will become clogged and block most of the air in the ducts from entering the system. You can resolve this by changing the air filter at least once every three months or so while using the system on a regular basis. The other issue, though, you’re going to need a professional technician to solve.
The air handler is the part of the furnace that circulates air throughout the home during operation. If the air handler malfunctions, the furnace won’t be able to blow air through the ducts. If this is the reason that your furnace isn’t blowing enough air, you will need professional repairs.
If your furnace isn’t heating well, it might be because the burner assembly in the system is clogged. This tends to happen as carbon particles collect on the burner assembly. The more clogged the burner assembly becomes, the more trouble it will have igniting. Having a professional clean out your burner assembly for you should resolve the problem. Make sure that you have it done soon, though. If the system isn’t cleaned soon, it can become fully clogged and disable the furnace entirely.
DB Heating & Cooling, Inc. provides a full range of furnace repair services in Bergen County, NJ. If you need furnace repair services, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professional technicians. We’ll make sure that your furnace is in the best possible shape to keep your home warm and comfortable this heating season.