5 Common Furnace Issues & How to Fix Them
Evansville, Indiana homeowners need reliable heat well into March and even April. To avoid being without heat, it’s important to understand common furnace issues and to know when you can DIY or when the furnace repair is best done by a professional.
Brackett Heating & Air helps our family of clients with HVAC challenges by providing the information you need to keep the heat on all season long. For heating issues that are beyond being handled safely or efficiently on your own, call Brackett for a comprehensive heating system inspection and any needed furnace repairs.
Some of the most common furnace issues are:
- Thermostat issues: The thermostat is what controls the temperature in your home, so if it’s not working properly, your furnace may not either. It’s possible the thermostat may be set incorrectly or may not be calibrated correctly. Try adjusting the thermostat settings or calibrating it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Dirty air filter: A dirty air filter can restrict the flow of air to the furnace, making it work harder and potentially leading to bigger problems. To fix this, simply replace the air filter with a new one. It’s a good idea to check and replace the air filter every month during the heating season.
- Pilot light issues: Your furnace will not function if the pilot light goes out. To fix this, relight the pilot light according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If the pilot light will not stay lit, there may be a problem with the gas valve or the thermocouple. Call Brackett for assistance.
- Blower motor problems: The blower motor is responsible for circulating warm air throughout your home. When it’s malfunctioning, your home may not get warm enough or you may notice unusual noises. Often a blower motor replacement is the only remedy.
- Malfunctioning furnace igniter: The furnace igniter lights the gas in the furnace. If it’s not working properly, the furnace may not start at all. To avoid potentially dangerous consequences, call Brackett Heating & Air for a furnace repair or replacement.
When you need a furnace repair or replacement, call Brackett Heating & Air. We only hire skilled technicians who also receive ongoing training to ensure they are up to date on current HVAC industry standards.