Common Furnace Problems and What to Do About Them
Although Florida does not experience the ice, wind and snow of our northern neighbors, it can get chilly. So, if the furnace stops working properly, Florida homeowners are left shivering. Below are some of the most common furnace problems and what you can do before calling an expert to address the issue.
Inspect Your Thermostat
Check the thermostat and make sure that it is on and set to the heat setting. Make sure the heat setting is at least a few degrees above room temperature. Otherwise, the furnace may not turn on. If you use a digital thermostat, check the batteries. If the batteries are no longer working, you might encounter problems with the thermostat and, consequently, the furnace.
Check the Electrical Ignition System
If you have a gas heater, another issue could be that the pilot light has burnt out or the ignition system is malfunctioning. Try and relight the pilot light. Also, inspect the pilot light opening. If it is dirty and has debris in it, clean it out, but be sure you disconnect power from the furnace first. For electrical systems make sure there is electrical power going to the ignition system. If you still cannot get it to start, have a professional from Sea Coast Air Conditioning & Heating check it out.
Check Your Air Filter and Replace It If Needed
Furnace air filters remove all kinds of impurities from the air. If the filter becomes clogged, it will block the flow of air from the furnace. This results in the furnace having to work overtime to deliver the same results. Check your filter periodically, and replace it when it is dirty. Clogged filters reduce the lifespan of the furnace and make them less effective at delivering warm air throughout the home.
Turn to Sea Coast Air Conditioning & Heating for Help
Sea Coast Air Conditioning & Heating has been proudly servicing Florida’s treasure coast for decades. Contact them if you have any troubles with your heating system or would like them to inspect the furnace system for you.