Common Heating and Furnace Problems

When arctic winds are blowing and the temperature drops below zero, that is when everyone feels the real need for a well-functioning heating system or a furnace. However, be it residential or commercial, there are some very basic faults in heating systems that can lead to a dramatic rise in the temperature of your house.

What are common heating and furnace problems? If you’re wondering what these heating and furnace problems are, we have listed them with all the necessary information you require:

No Maintenance

The biggest culprit of all, when it comes to heating problems, is that the building or homeowner fails to schedule timely maintenance and inspection. Your furnace or the entire heating system installed in your building should be inspected by a professional at least once a year. Lack of vigilance for annual maintenance can cause you headaches when the winter season is upon us. So make sure to schedule inspections every year like clockwork.

Clogged Filters

A simple process of cleaning out filters can make your heating system work seamlessly. Clogged filters block the airflow, so your furnace is under more strain than usual. This can cause damage to the furnace which is completely avoidable.

Normal Wear and Tear

The age of your furnace unit is one of the most common causes of heating problems. You will notice airflow issues and in some cases, it can even cause higher temperatures than you have set.

Pilot Ignition Problems

A pilot can remain unlit for a number of reasons and when the ignition of the pilot is faulty, it will be impossible for the heating system to function properly.

Faulty Thermostat

You can have the whole system inspected and not realize that the problem is with the thermostat. Issues with the thermostat are not apparent; only a full diagnosis can reveal them.

Furnace Temperature Issues

At times, a furnace is not able to heat at the right temperature or not heat at all. This is a common problem, though it’s a difficult one to diagnose as it has a number of causes.

Limit Switch Malfunction

The furnace blower will run continuously if the limit switch isn’t working properly, putting a high strain on the whole heating system.

Noisy Furnace

If you are hearing loud rattles or rumbling sounds coming from the furnace, there could be a major mechanical fault. You should call a plumbing professional right away to resolve the problem in a timely manner. Diagnosing even these common issues can be difficult. You can call a professional to aptly diagnose and fix any number of problems with your furnace and heating system.

Dunn Rite Plumbing & Gas

If you’re located in Edmonton, just give us a quick call and we’ll be happy to help. Whether it’s a faulty or inefficient furnace, frozen pipes, damaged pipes, or any other plumbing problems, we have the experience and resources to deal with all kinds of gas and plumbing problems. Contact us for quick and affordable residential plumbing services!