As the winter months slowly edge closer and the nights get colder, homeowners all around are turning up their furnaces to keep warm. There's little worse than waking up in the middle of a cold night to find out your furnace has stopped working. Your furnace can stop working for many reasons. Some are easy to fix, others might not be.
In this article, we'll take a look at five common reasons that a furnace stops working and that require furnace repairs.
Furnace Not Igniting Sometimes a furnace that won't ignite is simply because there is no gas or propane being fed to it. If you can smell gas when turning the furnace on then it's probably not the issue. If you use liquid propane, you can check the pressure gauge on top of your storage tank. Often times a furnace will not ignite because there isn't proper airflow going into it. Checking the air filter to make sure it's not clogged could solve the problem. Other reasons for your furnace not turning on could be your pilot or ignition switch, or even your thermostat is not working properly.
No Heat Coming From Your Furnace If your furnace is set to heat and yet won't produce any, it could be a circuit breaker was tripped, or a fuse was broken. Checking the breaker by turning it off and then on will determine if this is the cause. When checking for a blown fuse, look for a cloudy appearance or broken metal wire within. These are indications that your fuse is blown.
Gas Furnace Blower Runs Continuously A blower or furnace that continuously runs without ever shutting down is a sign that your furnace needs repair. If your gas furnaces blower isn't turning on and off properly, there's a chance you have a faulty limit control switch that needs resetting or replacing
Water Leaks There are a few reasons why a furnace might leak, condensation being the most common. If there's an accumulation of water occurring at the base of the furnace, then it's most likely a condensation leak. This could mean that tubing in your furnace is either damaged or clogged. When dealing with water leaking, it is best to address this problem as soon as possible.
Temperatures are Too Hot or Too Cold If your thermostat settings on your furnace are normal, yet at times it's heating up your house too much or not enough, then take a look at your furnace control board. Open up your control board access panel and see if any red LED warning lights are on. If a furnace control board malfunctions, then all other operations of your furnace can become an issue.
Schedule Your Furnace Repair
Having a working furnace for the upcoming winter months is crucial. If your furnace is showing signs that it needs repair soon, let Problem Solved Plumbing & Heating give you peace of mind. Give us a call at any time of the day or night for all furnace repair services in Cochrane and Calgary. Our highly qualified technicians are at your service 24/7.