There are many reasons why you may need furnace repair in Burlington, NC. However, some are more common than others. Look below for a list of the 5 most common reasons your furnace or heating system may need to be repaired.
1. Lack of Maintenance
You probably invested hundreds and even thousands of your money into your home heating system. Proper, regular maintenance is imperative to keep your furnace in proper working order. If you neglect regular maintenance, you have a greater risk of experiencing unexpected breakdowns, an increase in energy costs, a poorly performing unit and lots of frustration. Alamance Oil offers service plans to help keep your furnace in good working order.
2. Dirty or clogged filters
Monthly replacement of the filter in your furnace is one of the most important things you can do to extend the life and efficiency of your furnace.
If your filter is dirty it will restrict the air flow. Your unit has to work that much harder to circulate warm air through your home. This puts unnecessary strain on your furnace and results in uncomfortable temperatures and higher energy bills.
3. Mechanical Wear and Tear
Your furnace contains many mechanical parts essential to the proper operation of your furnace. Wear and tear on any of these parts may cause issue with the performance of your unit such as belts and bearings, causing furnace overheating or poor heating control or air flow problems from fan motors. You should call a professional at Alamance Oil if you believe mechanical wear and tear is the cause of a faulty furnace. Do not attempt furnace repair on your own.
4. Pilot or Ignition Control Problems
Along with other mechanical parts, your furnace’s ignition control could be malfunctioning causing intermittent or no heat. In today’s modern system there is typically one of two types of ignition system in place:
- Hot Surface Ignition or
- Intermittent Pilot
The hot surface ignition system uses resistance heating element which is somewhat like a filament in a light bulb. It is controlled electronically to ignite the gas burner.
The intermittent pilot system is also electronically controlled but uses a high voltage electrical spark to ignite the gas pilot and then the main burners when the thermostat calls for heat.
5. Thermostat Malfunctions
Your furnace’s thermostat is the device that controls and determines when heat is to be produced and how much. Problems with your thermostat can result in no heat, no fan to force the hot air through your home, or intermittent heat which result in comfort problems.
These common issues can be quickly diagnosed and the problem area identified by one of Alamance Oil’s highly skilled technicians. Call us today at 336-226-9371 and one of our professional technicians will preform an annual tune-up on your furnace or heating system, included in both of our service plans.
An Alamance Oil tune-up includes:
- Complete diagnostic examination of all components concerning your furnace’s ventilation systems
- Detailed safety inspection including carbon monoxide detection
- Condition checks on all other mechanical and electrical components
- Removal of debris
The safety of your family and loved ones during the heating season is extremely important to us at Alamance Oil. Always remember that furnaces of any age may pose safety hazards from combustion or gases, particularly if a certified technician has not maintained the equipment regularly.