Home Heating Repairs: 6 Common Causes

So what’s your pet peeve about winter?

For most people, it’s either not enough daylight, can’t (or won’t) spend as much time outdoors, icy road conditions, and so on.

Adjusting the heating thermostatAll pretty good pet peeves, if you ask us! But how about having something go wrong with your furnace? Then what happens?! Do you ignore it (short of a complete loss of heat) and hope the problem “goes away”? Or are you more inclined to aggressively troubleshoot the issue, or find a home heating professional who can do so for you?

Well, regardless of who you might call for assistance, the last thing in the world you want to do is a wish a heating problem away – because that’s one wish that 99% of the time won’t come true.

And if you do have a home heating problem on your hands, there’s a very good chance the cause is one of the following:

  1. Lack of ongoing maintenance. Your heating system – or anyone else’s, for that matter – can only run at its best with an annual system cleaning and inspection. Otherwise, dirt collects, electrical wiring connections can come loose, and general wear and tear can cause problems prematurely.
  1. Dirty filter. Even with annual maintenance, you should clean or replace your furnace filter every 30 days or so. A clogged filter forces your furnace to have to work harder than necessary to provide the right amount of heat.
  1. Older than dirt. If your furnace is at least 15 years old, it’s already exceeded the low end of its average life expectancy: 15-20 years. The older the system, the more prone it becomes to partial or complete failure.
  1. Problem with your thermostat. It’s quite possible that nothings’ wrong with your furnace, but that your thermostat isn’t working correctly, thus causing your present discomfort.
  1. Frequent “on and off” operation. Is your furnace constantly turning itself on and off? If so, chances are the filter is clogged, you have an airflow imbalance or, once again, something’s wrong with your thermostat.
  1. Way too loud! Furnaces were not made to rumble, squeak, bang, rattle, or make any other unpleasant noises. If, on the other hand, yours didn’t get that memo, it’s probably telling you it has a clogged burner or a glitch in air distribution.

Bottom line, if you have no heat at all, not enough of it, or some other perceived problem with your furnace, contact Absolute Air for an absolutely fantastic customer experience. We’ll give you a guaranteed upfront price along with our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. At the same time, we’ll treat you and your home like gold, just as we always do. After all, that’s the Absolute Air way of doing things.