During the winter months when we are braving the cold, we rush home at the end of the day and rely on our home furnace to give us the warmth. But, what if your home furnace breaks down suddenly? All of your warmth and comfort will be taken away, and no one ever wants that to happen. So you should always maintain your home furnace to ensure that there are no issues. Here are some of the potential problems that you should look for in your furnace:
1) Thermostat Problem
Problems with a home furnace thermostat is common. When you are turning on your home furnace, check the thermostat if it is set to heat and also the temperature of the thermostat is set right. Sometimes it can feel cold in the house and the thermostat shows the wrong temperature. Also check that the batteries of your thermostat are not dead if not hardwired into the wall.
2) Clogged Air Filter
A clogged air filter can cause a breakdown in your home furnace. When the air filter is clogged, the furnace has to use more power than usual as the airflow is blocked. The clog can also lead to a breakdown of the home furnace. To avoid any such incident, you should replace the furnace filter every one to three months.
3) Pilot Light and Ignition Issue
If your home furnace is not turning on, then it may be facing an issue with the pilot light or electric ignition. Check if the flame is still burning or not, if you are using an old pilot light kind of furnace. Relight if it is blown out, and if it still goes out, you can contact our experts to inspect the furnace. If you are using the new electric ignition type of home furnace, then check if the burner is igniting. If the burner is not light up, you can call our experts to inspect the problem with your electric furnace.
4) Poor Airflow
Your furnace might also face an issue like delivering poor airflow in the home. Some common problems that lead to poor airflow are clogged air filter, mechanical problems with the air handler, leak with the ductwork and closed air vents. Ensure that your filter is clean and all air registers are open. You can call Capital Plumbing, and our expert workers will determine the issue and resolve it.
If you are looking forward not to face any issue with your home furnace, you can call our experts and they will inspect your home furnace thoroughly. We are available 24 hours for an emergency in Edmonton for any home furnace and plumbing services.