Common Furnace Problems

List of Most Common Furnace Problems

There are quite a few different items that can go wrong with a modern heating system. With a number of critical parts and some of those parts under heat and stress, it’s common for a part to wear out sometime.

And while there are a variety of things that stop working, professional HVAC repairmen can tell you that some problems are more common than others.

Some of these problems happen due to nothing more than a mechanical part gradually wearing out and reaching the end of its useful life.

The other section of problems come about because a part unexpectedly breaks or fails.

Whatever the reason, if your heating system isn’t working, you want to get it fixed quickly.

Here is a list of some of the most common HVAC problems typed in by homeowners.

  • Furnace blower not working
  • Furnace blowing cold air
  • Furnace fan not working
  • Furnace keeps shutting off
  • Furnace making noise
  • Furnace not blowing hot air
  • Furnace not turning on
  • Furnace pilot light keeps going out
  • Furnace short cycling
  • Furnace will not ignite
  • Furnace will not turn on
  • Gas furnace not working
  • My furnace is blowing cold air

And, our favorite, the rather vague — Furnace not working

And some homeowners are obviously convinced, or at least concerned, they will need to invest in a new heating system by just looking at the kind of common questions they are asking:

  • How long do furnaces last?
  • How long does a furnace last?
  • How much does a furnace cost?
  • How much does a new furnace cost?
  • How much does it cost to replace a furnace?
  • How much is a new furnace?
  • What is the cost of new furnace?
  • What is the average furnace replacement cost?

What To Do

Look, if your home heating system isn’t keeping your house warm, you need to call someone to get it fixed.

Almost every unit, no matter how old, can be fixed. However, there comes a point when a very old system becomes a good candidate for replacement.

Newer systems are more energy efficient than the older models. Although the cost of a new system will be steep, you will save money on your monthly natural gas, oil or electric bill with a new unit.

If you are a candidate for a new HVAC system, there are plenty of manufacturers who are making good, dependable, energy-efficient systems. Some of the most popular manufacturers include Trane, Bryant, Carrier, Lennox and Rheem.

Your repair technician can give you some advice about the repair or replacement options after taking a good look at your HVAC system.

If you are having any kind of problem, just give us a call and we can discuss it with you.

We can schedule a time to come out and inspect your HVAC system and get any problems or issues corrected.

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