This holiday season, the furnace in your home will play a crucial role in keeping your house hospitable and habitable. There is nothing as frustrating as waking up to crank up the heat only to find out that your furnace is not working. Here are some of the common causes of furnace breakdowns and repairs to anticipate this winter.

Thermostat Malfunctions

The functioning of your furnace relies on the accuracy of the thermostat. If the thermostat is faulty, probably as a result of mechanical breakdown, then you can be sure that it would need a checkup. Thermostat malfunctions will commonly lead to a disconnect between the programming keypad. This is what adjusts the temperature and the actual furnace.

Cracked Heat Exchanger

The heat exchanger in your furnace may experience a mechanical problem. This particularly associates with blockages within the pipes. In winter, when the thermostat is not working, the water within the heat exchanger pipes may cool down to form clogs of ice. In addition, if your heat exchanger has is not receiving the much-needed maintenance tune-up, then chances are that the pipes will corrode and thus become highly vulnerable to cracking.

Dirty Filters

The filters in your heating and air conditioning system should be changed at least once every three months. Cases where such filters are not changed accordingly often result in clogged air filters, which pump out air that contaminated with dust. The clogged air filters may also impair the smooth flow of air in the HVAC ducts.

Frequent Cycling

In case your furnace is frequently cycling between the on and off positions, it may be an indication of a bigger problem within the entire HVAC system. It may indicate that there is clogging within the HVAC pipework. The thermostat could also be faulty and therefore prompting the furnace to turn on and off irregularly.

Glenn Baker’s Heating and Air Conditioning Is Here to Help

In case you experience any of the above and more HVAC and furnace malfunctions, it should be your first priority to call in the expert to do a thorough maintenance checkup on the system. Luckily, you don’t have to worry as our experts from Glenn Baker’s Heating and Air Conditioning will do whatever it takes to ensure speedy and effective repairs for your furnace. We do everything from maintenance and repairs to installations. Call us today to schedule an appointment.