Furnace Repair - Call an Expert HVAC Contractor

Posted: 2017-12-29

One of the toughest things anyone can encounter this winter is to deal with a failing furnace in the middle of a frosty weather. Not only is it irritating, but more importantly, if you lack the knowledge and depending on the issue, attempting to repair your furnace by yourself can be extremely dangerous.

Here at Four Seasons Air Specialists, we highly recommend you call our heating experts for furnace repair in Lino Lakes MN. This is the best way to address any heating system issue. In addition to getting professional service, you will also rid yourself of the hazards related to improper repairs.

Below are some issues that could cause a furnace to break down. You can check these things first but ask for professional help as soon as things get too complicated.

No Heat Situations

If your furnace releases cold air instead of warm, it may be due to damage to the ductwork. Small cracks or openings may collect cold air that mixes with heated air. In other more severe cases, especially if the damage to the ducts is heavy, the furnace may completely lose heated air.

Regular maintenance can help prevent damage to your ductwork and ensure they function properly. If you experience cold spots in your home, leaks, and cracks in the ductwork must be sealed to solve the issue. Keep in mind that is not a DIY project. Only entrust ductwork problems to professionals.

Another reason for your furnace to blow cold air is a dirty or clogged filter. Dust, debris and other factors restrict airflow into your heating system that causes it to run longer to keep you warm. Too much strain on your furnace may eventually cause recurrent repairs or even worse, a replacement.

If you have an older furnace with a continuous pilot light, the pilot may have gone out. First, confirm that the pilot light is out. Then, turn the gas valve to the “OFF” position and wait for about five minutes. If your furnace has a reset button, turn the gas valve to the “PILOT” position and hold a flame to the dedicated pilot opening while pushing the button for about 30 seconds. Once the pilot is lit, turn the gas valve back to the “ON” position. If the pilot light won’t stay lit, it’s possible that there is a problem with the ignition system. This issue requires professional attention.

Thermostat Problems

The thermostat is the brain of your furnace – if it stops working, it can affect the heating in your entire home.

Check the Power

If your thermostat is without power, it may be due to old batteries that need replacement. If it’s not the battery, it could be a fuse, circuit breaker or other electrical-related issues. Call a heating expert for help.

When the motor gets overloaded, it stops working and needs to be reset. First, let it cool down then look for a reset button near the motor’s housing and if there is one, press it.

Check the Temperature

Inaccurate temperature readings can cause your thermostat to turn itself on and off.  Make sure that your thermostat is mounted in the proper location, away from direct sunlight, heat sources, doors, and windows. 

Electrical Issues

Damaged cables, loose connections, and weathered electrical parts can cause your thermostat to lose its connection to your furnace, causing it to fail. For safety issues, call a qualified technician to repair and replace faulty electrical components.

Consistent Rise in Energy Bills

It is expected for you to have higher utility bills during winter as you need to turn on your heating system to keep your family warm. Nevertheless, if you notice a steady rise in your heating costs, it may be because your furnace is losing its efficiency due to lack of maintenance. A properly maintained heating system uses less energy and saves you money. It is recommended that you have a professional check your furnace at least once a year. You will easily save hundreds of dollars in heating costs if your unit is well preserved.

Another fact about any equipment is that they will completely break down at some point. Furnaces typically last about 15 to 20 years. When it reaches that age, your heating system becomes less energy efficient, costing you a lot in repairs and added utility bills.

Call the Heating Pros

Keeping your furnace in optimum condition will allow you to get the warmth and comfort you need throughout winter.

It is a smart choice to have experts like our technicians at Four Seasons Air Specialists take care of your heating system. We are the trusted Lino Lakes heating company for over 40 years. Our experienced technicians are manufacturer-trained to install, repair and service all brands of furnaces.

Call us for all your heating needs.