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Common Furnace Problems We Run Into

Furnaces are as reliable as they come. Many gas furnace models today are not only highly efficient, but they’re affordable and run for up to 15 years, which is a long time to have quality heating. That being said, we’d be lying if we didn’t say that furnaces will run into a few hiccups every now and then. For those hiccups, there are companies like us who can provide comprehensive furnace repair and leave you better than when we arrived.

Though, you’re going to need to know when there’s an issue with your furnace. Without having the knowledge about when your heater is having trouble, it’s going to be tough to know when calling us is your best option. Heating in Brampton, ON should never be taken lightly, especially with our extreme winter temperatures on the horizon this year.

So, let’s take a look at some of the most common heating issues that arise in furnaces and what a homeowner like you should do about it.

Detecting a Furnace Problem

A furnace won’t speak in clear English to you on whether it’s having an issue or not. You’ll need to pay close attention, monitoring your heating bills and checking things like the air filter or the heat output to make sure it’s running properly. If any of the following issues sound familiar, you’ve got a good reason to call our team of professionals and have the issue addressed as soon as possible!

Dirty Air Filter

Contrary to popular belief, the air filter in your furnace is meant to keep dust and debris out of the system, not necessarily your indoor air, although it functions in that regard as well!

Air filters are integral to the functionality of your heating system. A furnace should have its air filter changed at least every 1-3 months ensuring that it doesn’t get too dirty. A dirty air filter is a good way to stifle your furnace, causing stress on the interior components while it struggles to draw in air. Clean and replace the filter to make the job as easy as possible on your heating system.

Pilot Light Problems

If you have a gas furnace, the pilot light can be the easiest way to tell if there’s a problem with gas, exhaust, or a dirty burner. Paying close attention to your pilot light and the rest of your furnace system is a great way to stay vigilant.

If you notice your pilot light keeps flickering or is burning as a yellow or orange flame instead of a blue one, you could be dealing with oxygen in the combustion chamber, meaning there’s a leak somewhere where gas might be escaping. Contact our specialists today.

Loud Noises

If your heater is making a banging, screeching, or whining noise, that is definitely a sign that there’s something clearly wrong. Call a professional to have it addressed today.

Call Us Today

The moral of the story is that only a certified professional can accurately, safely, and legally make sure that your furnace is repaired responsibly. Don’t roll the dice with amateur service. Call our professionals.

The team at Peatson’s Heating and Air Conditioning Ltd. will get your furnace running smoothly again. Call today!

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