The Most Common Broken Furnace Repair Services

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As a homeowner, a broken furnace is the last thing you want to deal with–especially in winter. Sadly, furnace malfunctions, issues, and breakdowns are inevitable. Let’s take you through the most common broken furnace repair services.

Your Thermostat Isn’t Working

The thermostat is the control center for your furnace. If it’s not functioning properly, it can lead to erratic changes in temperature, which can be frustrating and concerning. The most common issues with a malfunctioning thermostat are incorrect temperature readings, unresponsive buttons, or dead batteries. Typically, recalibrating the thermostat, replacing the batteries, or, in some cases, replacing the thermostat will solve the problem. 

Dirty or Clogged Filters or Ductwork

Over time, furnace filters and ductwork can accumulate dust and debris. When filters are clogged, airflow is restricted, making your furnace work harder than it needs to get warm air into your home. Dirty or clogged filters can reduce efficiency and cause your furnace to overheat, which can become a fire hazard. Regular maintenance performed by a certified technician can help prevent this problem. 

Flickering or Oddly Coloured Pilot Light

In gas furnaces, the pilot light is used to ignite the burner. If you ever notice your pilot light is flickering, or if the colour is yellow or orange instead of blue, then there may be a problem. A flickering or oddly coloured pilot light can indicate issues with combustion or a dirty burner. Any change in your pilot light requires a call to a certified technician to inspect the issue. 

Malfunctioning Heat Exchanger

The heat exchanger is the component in your furnace that shields the combustion process from the warm air that circulates throughout your home. If the heat exchanger malfunctions, carbon monoxide can be released into the air, which can be very dangerous.  The most common signs that the heat exchanger is malfunctioning are strange odours, soot buildup, and visible damage. If you sense your heat exchanger is malfunctioning, call a technician immediately to service our furnace. 

Furnace Isn’t Blowing Air

If your furnace isn’t blowing any air at all, this could be due to the fan or blower motor. These issues typically result from electrical issues, motor failures, or worn-out belts. If a component inside of the furnace is malfunctioning or broken, you’ll need the assistance of a professional to diagnose and repair the issue. 

Today, we’ve outlined the most common furnace repair issues, including thermostat malfunctions, clogged filters, pilot light irregularities, and heat exchanger problems. Regular maintenance and prompt attention to these issues can prevent dangerous and unwanted hazards in your home. 

Here at CampbellCare, we aim to deliver professional quality repair. Our technicians have years of experience and training and can quickly diagnose what is wrong with your HVAC system. We can then provide you with multiple options and a competitive quote for the repair. Contact us today with your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning questions!


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