Having furnace problems during the winter can be frustrating when all you want to do is be warm in your own home. This season, you may need to have an Atlanta heating company come out and solve your furnace problems. Before giving them a call, read these tips to troubleshoot your furnace.
Gas Furnace Turning Off and On Frequently
Overheating, a poorly placed or broken thermostat, and an oversized furnace are three issues that cause your furnace to fluctuate power. Unfortunately, of these three, the only issue you can try to solve on your own is an overheating furnace.
When your heat exchanger is deprived of cool air, it overheats and shuts off. As the burner cools, the furnace turns back on, and the process repeats itself. Check for a clogged filter, and replace it as needed.
Blowing Cold Air
Do you feel cold air blowing from your furnace? There could be several different issues at bay. The first could be your thermostat settings. Make sure that your thermostat is set to HEAT, and the fan is set to AUTO. If you have low airflow, you may need to change the air filter.
When your burners shut off, the fan stays on to help cool them off. As a result, the air you feel coming from your vents will be cold rather than the expected warm. If there is a visible layer of dirt, change your air filter.
Temperatures Vary from Room to Room
Have you ever wondered why one room is cold, while another is stuffy when you turn on your furnace? There could be two issues at hand. The first could be airflow obstructions, and the second might be related to abnormal heat loss or gain.
As with the other issues listed here, the first fix thing you can do is to check your filter. A dirty or clogged filter obstructs airflow between rooms, which can cause temperature imbalances inside your home.
For years, people have tried to save money on their electricity bills by closing air vents in unused rooms. However, closing vents increases the pressure inside your air ducts. The extra pressure forces air to leak out of the ductwork and go into other areas of the home, like the basement or attic. This leads to certain areas in your home being cooler than others.
If you’ve tried all the troubleshooting tips to fix your furnace, and they still aren’t working, Anytime Heating, Cooling and Plumbing is here to help! We care about your home and your budget, and having been serving the Atlanta area for nearly thirty years. Call us at 770.504.5881 today for a free consultation, guaranteed.