Winter is upon us, and nothing can keep your home comfortable through the long, cold months like a furnace that is working at its full potential. However, if your furnace is not working correctly, you may find that your home is uncomfortable, you can't get the level of warmth you want, or that your energy bills are through the roof.
When it comes to problems with your furnace, there are three common issues that you may run into.
- Airflow—If you find that there is not enough heat being pushed through your vents you may have an airflow problem. Often this is due to a dirty filter. When a filter starts to get a buildup of hair, allergens, and other debris, the air can no longer circulate easily throughout your home. Not only can this create a cold home, but it also can make your furnace work harder, causing long-term damage and increasing your energy costs. Scheduling regular maintenance will ensure your furnace stays clean and runs efficiently.
- Noises—As a furnace begins to age, it’s likely that it will become a little noisy. However, if you notice loud popping, clanging, banging, or thumping, this can signal an issue within your furnace. Noises can be caused by bad air flow, mechanical problems, or even a clogged burner. If you hear loud and unusual noises coming from your furnace, it’s important to call a heating expert.
- No Heat—If your furnace is not working at all, or if it’s blowing cold air, this could be due to a few things. A faulty pilot light or thermostat may be the cause, or your system may have an electrical issue. No matter what the problem is, if you have no heat, call for emergency service. Not only will your home be uncomfortable, but a lack of heat may cause damage to your home's plumbing.
If your Greater Cleveland area home is uncomfortable due to a furnace that isn’t working effectively, contact the team at P.K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling today.