Repair Services To Make Sure Your Furnace Works Properly
Does it feel like your furnace is just not keeping your Geneva home at your set temperature this winter? Or even worse, is your home cold when it should be at a comfortable 70 degrees? There are few problems more inconvenient and uncomfortable than when the furnace won’t work, and here are just a few of the most common reasons why it may not be keeping your house warm, and why you may need a repair service team:
Furnace Repair Service In Geneva
- One of the most common furnace problems is not even with the furnace itself, but with the thermostat. When the thermostat malfunctions, the furnace is not able to run properly. One sign that your thermostat is to blame for the lack of heat in your home (or even for your home getting too warm) is if your fan is constantly running. This means the thermostat battery is being drained and, as a result, your furnace will be inefficient at doing its job. The good news is this is easy to check, simply turn the fan setting to auto and see if it is still constantly running at your heat setting. If it is, you may need to switch out the batteries in your thermostat to fix the problem.
- I’m sure you have heard this before, and trust us, you will definitely hear it again, but you need to change out the air filter regularly. A dirty and clogged air filter is another common cause of furnace problems. When cold air is blowing through your vents, before you go looking at prices for a new furnace, check the filter. Odds are, it is completely clogged from dirt and dust, reducing the intake your furnace needs to function. Furnace filters are very inexpensive and easy to swap out on your own, making this problem not only the easiest to fix, but also the easiest to prevent. Be sure to swap out your filter at least once a quarter to ensure peak performance from your furnace.
- Problems with the pilot light can also result in your furnace not working. The pilot light is essential to your furnace working, so if you notice something is not right go check out the pilot light. Any change to your pilot light, like flickering or a yellow flame instead of blue, requires a call to a technician right away.
- A frayed or old deteriorating blower belt can make your furnace sound like it is squealing when it is running. The blower belt is the part of the motor that makes your furnace’s fan run, and overtime this belt may begin to weaken, fray, or deteriorate. If you hear a funny sound when your furnace clicks on, and notice that it is not working efficiently, it may be time to replace the blower belt.
While none of these issues seem to be that big of a deal, each one can greatly impact how well your furnace is functioning and performing. We don’t want you to be without heat this winter, so if you suspect there may be something going on with your furnace, or it is just not keeping your home warm, give All Season’s Heating & Cooling a call. We offer furnace repair service in Geneva, and will make sure we get your furnace working properly and efficiently.