What's Wrong With Your Furnace?


If your furnace goes off and doesn't come on for a very long time, you may wonder if something's wrong with the thermostat. Although thermostats can affect how and when furnaces cycle off and on, so can the furnace itself. You may need to service your furnace soon. Learn more about your furnace and why you may need to service it soon below.

Why Won't Your Furnace Stay On?

Large heating systems like furnaces use a great deal of fuel or electricity during the day and night. The wear and tear placed on furnaces can prevent them from working properly over time. If wear and tear is the reason behind your furnace's problems, it may not stay on long enough to keep your home warm.

Wear and tear can affect any part inside your furnace, including the blower. The blower is the largest part of your furnace. The part blows warm air throughout the appliance. If the blower becomes old or worn down from stress, it won't blow air through your furnace. Your furnace may take longer to heat up your home as a result.

If you think your blower is behind your furnace's problems, contact a furnace repair contractor soon.

What Should You Do About Your Furnace?

A furnace repair contractor can examine the blower inside your appliance for excessive wear and tear, rust, and other issues. If the blower has something wrong with it, a contractor can take care of it for you. A contractor may need to do one of the following things:

  • clean out the blower to make it run better
  • oil the blower to help it run smoothly
  • reposition the blower so that it stays upright in the furnace

If the blower is too damaged, a contractor may replace it. An aging blower won't come on in time to keep your house warm. The blower may eventually quit when you need your furnace the most. If the blower quits, the furnace will fail to work as well.

If the blower doesn't have anything wrong with it, a repair technician will check the fuel lines or electrical wiring in the appliance. The furnace must receive fuel or electricity to operate. If the appliance's fuel lines or electrical wiring is bad, a contractor will need to service them.

Learn more about furnaces and how to service your appliance by contacting an HVAC contractor or repair technician today.

A company that provides heating services can offer you additional information. 

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Remaining Comfortable In Your Home after Completing a Major Renovation

In a few, short months, my spouse and I will begin the construction process to build a much needed addition onto our small home. The addition will include a den and a master suite. But because our home will be much larger after the building process is complete, we will need to update our HVAC system. After speaking with our knowledgeable HVAC contractor, we’ve decided to purchase a second heating and air conditioning unit for our home. This additional unit will be considerably smaller than our current one. It will only heat and cool the new addition to our house. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best options for heating and cooling a home after building an addition onto it.

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