Here in Raleigh, furnaces are a very common home heating system. Gas furnaces are easy to install and operate, and the price of natural gas is cheaper than electricity or oil. Gas furnaces are quite reliable as well, but every appliance runs into trouble every now and again. A good heating repair company can fix them for you, but you should learn to look out for any potential problems.
Here are 3 common repairs for gas furnaces, which any prudent homeowner should watch for.
- Faulty ignition or thermocouple. The thermocouple regulates the flow of gas into the furnace, and will cut it off in the event something goes wrong. (The same thing will happen if the thermocouple itself is faulty.) This is actually an important safety feature, since it prevents your home from being flooded with gas, but it doesn?t help you in getting heat. The only way to correct the issue is to repair or replace the faulty component.
- Fan problems. The fan blows the hot air from the furnace into your air ducts, providing warmth for the household. When the motor overloads, the fan won?t turn and the air flow drops to nothing. Problems may also develop with the fan belt and with the fan itself, which sometimes becomes bent or misaligned. All of that affects the air flow, which reduces the heater?s ability to function.
- Dirt and grime. Excessive grime can clog the burners in your furnace, reducing heating capacity. A technician can clean off the grime and restore the heater to its full capacity, but if it isn?t dealt with, the affected components may experience a full breakdown.
The good news is that here in Raleigh, furnaces can be repaired by the trained experts at JD Service Now. Our trained and courteous staff is on call to help you and we?re devoted to your 100% satisfaction at every step. Give us a call today to set up an appointment!