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Having your furnace break down is the last thing that you want to deal with during the coldest part of winter. Although heating systems are usually quite durable, this equipment invariably starts showing problems as it ages. Regular use is guaranteed to produce ongoing wear. If your home heating system isn’t being regularly inspected and maintained, you might notice problems forming early on.

Some homeowners attempt to use DIY repair strategies to take care of their furnace problems on their own, or they may even outsource this work to a friendly handyman. This can lead to additional issues. Find out why contacting a professional furnace repair company to fix your home heating equipment is always the best and most cost-effective choice.

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When Is It Time To Contact A Licensed HVAC Repair Service?

We’re going to share a few signs that you should watch out for that indicate a need for professional furnace repair services.

A Furnace That Starts Overheating

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When your home furnace overheats, you want to find out whether or not your furnace filter is clogged. Like all HVAC equipment, a furnace will gradually accumulate dirt, dust, and other indoor air particulates via its air filtration system. When the furnace filter becomes clogged with dirt, this equipment cannot provide good airflow. As such, the furnace has to do more work to create the desired temperature indoors.

Problems with overheating can cause heat exchanger damages – which is one of the most expensive furnace components to repair. By regularly cleaning or replacing the air filter in your furnace, you can sidestep problems with the heat exchanger and stave issues with overheating off.

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The Thermostat Is Malfunctioning

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Thermostats display the current temperature that the furnace has generated. Issues at the thermostat are among the most common indicators of furnace problems. If you’re having an issue with heat, confirm that thermostat setting. This should be set to “HEAT” and turned on. You also want to ensure that the fan is set at “AUTO”. Be sure to additionally verify that the temperature setting is accurate.

If you think that the thermostat is reading the temperature incorrectly, check to see if it’s covered in dust or dirt. An Old thermostat that hasn’t been properly maintained is likely to display an incorrect temperature. Shut the thermostat off and then clear off all debris with a clean, dry brush. If you notice areas of corrosion, apply a contact cleaner that’s been specially formulated for electronics to get rid of any rust deposits. Always make sure that your thermostat is away from heat sources including your stove, sunlight, and any appliances that produce significant amounts of heat.

Damages To Your HVAC Ductwork

Damaged ductwork is another reason why your furnace might stop working as it should. Warm air generated by your furnace is disbursed throughout the home via ducts. If the ducts have a gap, crack, or any other damage, this warm air will escape. As a result, you may have temperature fluctuations throughout the building along with lower furnace efficiency. When damages to ductwork are extensive, it may be impossible for your furnace to heat your home at all.

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The Dangers Of A Faulty Gas-Fired Furnace

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Gas leaks are the most common problems with furnaces that are gas-fire. They are also the most dangerous issue that you can face when dealing with this particular type of heating equipment. Gas escaping from your heating system can be toxic to any humans and pets within the building. Carbon monoxide and methane gases can cause severe health problems and if exposure is prolonged, these gases may prove fatal.

Hazardous gases along with the risk of electric shock, fire, and explosion are among the many reasons why no major furnace repair should be a DIY project. HVAC professionals have the necessary training for properly inspecting and handling home heating equipment, and they are also far more capable of correctly and safely performing any necessary furnace repair work.

What A Professional HVAC Company Can Do For You

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Following, we’re going to share some of the benefits that you can gain by hiring a licensed HVAC professional to take care of your furnace repair.

You’ll Save More Money

Professional HVAC companies have the ability to inspect your furnace and diagnose any problems that it’s having correctly. Moreover, these professionals can take care of your repair in a safe and efficient fashion. They’ll verify that any repairs or replacements performed are in line with the type of heating system you own. If the workmanship is shoddy or if the repair is incorrect, such as it might be if you let an unlicensed individual do the work, you’ll have a damaged furnace on your hands. As such, you’ll wind up shelling out more money for additional replacements and repairs.

Your Home Will Be More Secure

Safe repairs are absolutely essential for ensuring the overall safety of your property. If the wrong component is put in or if another error is made, building residents may suffer physical harm from an explosion, a gas emission, or a fire. If your furnace system has a problem, always have a licensed professional take care of it.

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The Work Will Be Completed Quickly

Licensed HVAC technicians adhere to a set of procedures for identifying and fixing problems. This allows them to find and fix issues in seemingly no time at all. You won’t have to deal with the inconvenience of hiring someone who doesn’t know how to solve the problem correctly.

Assured Skills

The warranty on your HVAC system requires you to hire a licensed HVAC contractor for each and every repair. Likewise, your warranty requires you to hire an HVAC company for furnace maintenance every year as well. Thus, hiring a reputable and experienced HVAC contractor is key for ensuring that your warranty stays intact. If you or anyone else who lacks the proper certification attempts to complete your furnace repair, your warranty will no longer be valid. Furthermore, reputable HVAC companies always stand behind the work they perform by issuing solid guarantees.

 

To Conclude:

Having a malfunctioning furnace is inconvenient and this makes it pointless to have it repaired by someone who lacks the right training. Prevent serious heating system damage and cut your overall repair or replacement costs by hiring a trusted HVAC company in your area. They can help you with your home furnace issues by offering the most needs-specific solutions for keeping your home warm, comfortable, and absolutely winter-ready.

 

For Your HVAC Requirements, Contact Townsend Energy

te logoNew England residents can always turn to Townsend Energy for superior heating and cooling services. We keep the best technicians on our team who have the certification and training for handling HVAC repair and replacement projects, tune-ups, and more. Our technicians are knowledgeable and highly seasoned, and they can get the job done right.

Townsend Energy has a long-standing reputation for offering the most competitive HVAC service prices in the region. Our maintenance team can increase the energy-efficiency and comfort of your home while lowering your heating and cooling costs. When you’re ready to upgrade your HVAC system, we’ll help you find the perfect model at a reasonable price. Our work always comes with a satisfaction guarantee. Get a free, in-home estimate or set up an appointment for furnace service by calling Townsend Energy today.

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