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Common Furnace Problems

Common Furnace ProblemsYou usually don’t give your furnace too much thought until it doesn’t produce heat. Taking care of a few regular furnace maintenance issues will help guarantee that your system will keep you warm through the heating season. Here’s a few common furnace problems that can cause your system not to operate as it should.

+ Pilot Light or Ignitor Issues

A dirty flame sensor or a bad hot surface ignitor won’t allow your furnace to ignite the gas in the burners to produce heat.

+ Dirty Air Filter

A clogged air filter will prevent air from circulating properly and make your system work harder and can cause the system to lock out and not turn on until it is reset.

+ Thermostat Problems

A thermostat that is malfunctioning or not receiving power, whether battery operated or hard-wired, will cause issues with sending a call for heat to your furnace to start operation.

+ Normal wear and tear

Over the years and through the seasons, the components of your furnace that allow it to function properly can give out. As with all things, there’s a life expectancy of your parts and equipment.

+ Lack of Maintenance

Not having annual maintenance performed on your furnace every year will allow for debris to build up on key components and will let small problems turn into large problems.

All of these things are common issues that can cause your furnace not to operate properly. During your annual furnace maintenance visit, these items should all be addressed by trained, qualified technicians. Having annual maintenance performed on your furnace prior to turning it on for the cold months will help ensure everything will work properly for you through the season.

If you are ready to get scheduled to have our highly-qualified and trained technicians come out to your residence and perform annual maintenance on your furnace, give our office a call at 785-341-4193!

De Hart Plumbing Heating and Cooling, serving Manhattan Kansas, Junction City Kansas, Wamego Kansas, Topeka Kansas, and some surrounding areas

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