AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Furnace Repair’

3 Signs You Need Furnace Repair

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Furnace repair isn’t just something that you can always prepare for. Unfortunately, just like our cars, electronic devices, and other systems we use regularly, furnaces will need certain repairs throughout their lifespans and there’s not much anyone can do about it.

That being said, a homeowner that notices they need furnace repair early compared to a homeowner that ignores the constant plights of their heating system can make all the difference in the world. That’s why, if you’re the former of the two, we’ve got some inspiring words for you that can help mitigate a repair issue in the future.

When you notice the signs of furnace repair in Savannah, GA and contact a professional accordingly, there’s a pretty good chance it will be nipped in the bud and your system will remain healthy and strong. So, take a look at some of the ways your furnace could be telling you it needs repairs!

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To Repair or To Replace?

Monday, January 21st, 2019

A new furnace can be a worthwhile investment, especially when the timing is just right. But, how do you know if now is the right time? Deciding whether to replace or repair your older furnace can be tricky. You want to receive the most from your system without jeopardizing your bank account.

The good news is that your local HVAC technician can help you make this decision. He or she will be able to inspect your system in order to fully assess its condition, making it much easier for you to decide whether you want to repair or replace. In the meantime, however, we have given you a quick guide to give you an idea about what to do with your furnace. Keep reading below to learn more. 

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Why the Furnace Is Cycling On and Off So Much

Monday, February 19th, 2018

question-mark-blueHere’s something you probably already know: your home’s furnace is not meant to stay on 24/7. It should turn on, heat up the home to the temperature on the thermostat, and shut back off for a while. However, this doesn’t mean it should be turning on and off repeatedly, with barely a break in between.

If this is happening in your home, you’re off to a good start: you know something is not quite right. But there are some things you don’t know yet. Is the problem serious? Will your furnace need replacement? A technician can answer these questions for you during your next heating repair, but we’ll give you an overview today.

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Furnace Repair FAQ: Is the Pilot Light Out?

Monday, December 25th, 2017

furnace-flameWhen your furnace won’t work the way you need it to, you might look to the usual suspects. Hopefully, you check the thermostat first, ensuring that you’ve got it set in heating mode with the right temperature set. Then, you start to troubleshoot the system by asking questions that may help you to get to the bottom of the problem before you call in a technician.

You may have heard that a simple solution to a furnace that won’t turn on is that a pilot light is out. Maybe you even have some experience relighting a pilot light in the past. However, this isn’t always the issue.

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A Few Common Furnace Repairs

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Furnaces are the most common type of home heating system in the country. This means that furnace problems also happen to be the most common type of home heating problem. Since it is likely that you either own or will own a furnace at some point during your life, it pays to know a bit about the kind of repair needs furnaces can run into. Let’s examine some of them.

Broken Fan Belt

The fan belt is a rubber loop that connects the air handler motor to the fan. When the motor turns on, it uses the fan belt to actually turn the fan and circulate the air. Over time, the fan belt stretches and cracks from the stress of regular usage. Eventually, it can snap and render the fan unable to turn. You can tell that the fan belt is failing by the squealing sound that happens when the furnace turns on. If your furnace is on, but air doesn’t seem to be circulating, it is possible that the fan belt has already broken.

Faulty Pilot Light

The pilot light is a small, continuous flame responsible for lighting the burners and starting the furnace. Every once in a while, the pilot light may blow out and have to be relit. If the pilot light is refusing to stay lit, however, you may have a more serious problem. In older furnaces, the likely culprit is the thermocouple. The thermocouple is the part that senses when the pilot light is lit, and allows fuel to be supplied to it to keep it burning. A faulty thermocouple is one that has lost the ability to sense the pilot light, and so never opens the gas line to supply fuel to it.

Overheating

Furnaces can overheat for any number of reasons, but the most common cause is actually the one most homeowners never expect. When the furnace’s air filter is not replaced often enough, it can become clogged with dust and debris, blocking air flow into the furnace. This traps heat inside the furnace itself, causing it to overheat and shut down as a safety measure. You can tell that your furnace is overheating when it starts turning itself on and off rapidly throughout the day, which is called “short-cycling.”

If you are experiencing furnace problems, contact AAction Air. We provide heating repair throughout Bluffton.

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