Today we will cover some basic furnace troubleshooting. Now, all furnaces are not created equally. There’s quite a difference between a newer, modern furnace that utilizes electronic ignition and a furnace that is 30 years old and uses a standing pilot light. When it comes to furnace troubleshooting, not all answers will apply to all furnaces. So we’ll just cover some of the more common issues related to older furnaces and cover newer furnaces in a later blog.
Does your home have good indoor air quality? IAQ (indoor air quality) problems may arise from inadequate temperatures within the home, humidity levels, poor air circulation, filtration or ventilation system issues. Other factors that can contribute to poor IAQ are indoor air contaminants, such as chemicals, dust, mold or fungi, bacteria, gases, vapors and odors. In addition, lack of enough fresh air intake from the outdoors can compound the problem.
If you find yourself in need of emergency furnace repair service and you live in the Colorado Springs area or a neighboring community such as Falcon, Fountain, Security-Widefield or Monument, you’re just a phone call away from having a licensed, trained and professional HVAC service technician at your door ready to fix that troublesome heating system in your home.
For Colorado Springs heating repair Basset Heating & Air Conditioning offers same day service as well as after-hours service for those in need of emergency repairs. If your home’s furnace has suddenly stopped working, or it’s not keeping the temperature in your home to the set point of your thermostat, it is important that you have your furnace checked as soon as possible.
When your furnace is short cycling (frequently turning on and off) and not reaching the desired temperature in your home, what are the possible causes? Not only does a short-cycling furnace waste energy and increase your utility bill, it can also lead to a part failure if not addressed quickly. Below I will list a few possible causes of a Furnace short cycling.
What to do: Furnace stopped working. We frequently receive calls from sometimes frantic homeowners during the winter months, stating my furnace has stopped working. Of course this is certainly an issue when your home suddenly feels like the inside of a refrigerator! Sometimes the problem can be a simple fix.
In bathrooms and kitchens, overhead exhaust fans are used to pull unwanted airborne particles out of the room and into the atmosphere. When it’s working properly, the exhaust duct is a one-way street to the outdoors. But during the cold weather season, exhaust fans may also making it too easy for frigid air to creep in. In short, exhaust fans can contribute to heat loss in your home.
Now that fall is upon us it’s time for many Colorado Springs area homeowners to start thinking about having to fire up that old furnace and hope that it still works. The recent cooler weather has already resulted in homeowners calling us to schedule their annual furnace inspection and cleaning.