Homeowners in Prospect, KY, depend on heating systems to provide warm air to their homes, especially during cold seasons. Furnaces do a great job of providing heat, but they can encounter some problems, especially when temperatures drop. Here are a few common furnace problems during the heating season.
Heaters work harder when they have clogged or dirty filters, which can be a big problem for your furnace. Clogged filters require the fan to work harder to push air through the home. It can also reduce airflow, which slows the rate at which your home will heat. To avoid this, change your filter every month.
Uneven Airflow and Temperature
Uneven airflow occurs when some of the rooms in your home are much colder than others. This may be due to leaking ductwork or closed-off vents. Make sure you check your vents and air ducts for blockages to ensure good airflow to all the rooms.
Inconsistent room temperatures may also indicate insulation problems and not a faulty furnace. Consult our team of specialists to locate the problem and fix it.
Carbon monoxide leaks occur because of cracked or rusted furnaces. This gas can be extremely hazardous to you and your family.
It’s important to have carbon monoxide detectors installed throughout your home to detect any leaks. In case there’s a leak, consult our professionals.
Loss of Power and Heat
Loss of power to the furnace or a faulty pilot light problem is easy to spot. Some heating systems only ignite after the pilot light turns on. When it fails to burn at all or doesn’t light brightly, the furnace cannot provide heat for the home.
A dirty or damaged flame sensor is the root cause of a faulty pilot light. Clean your flame sensor periodically to ensure the pilot light burns steadily.
When you encounter problems with your furnace, call Birkhead Co. We maintain, repair and install furnaces for homeowners.
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