When to Schedule Your Furnace Repair in Burlington, NC

Furnace Repair in BurlingtonNo one wants to spend a night shivering in the cold, waiting on a furnace repairman to come out and fix their furnace. Now is the time to check your furnace to ensure that it is heating properly and none of the issues below are evident.

Issues that Require Furnace Repair

  1. Heating or Cycling Problems – When you start your furnace for the season, notice whether there is adequate heat flowing out of the registers. Sometimes it is as simple as you closed a register and forgot to reopen it. Other times, there could be an issue with airflow, which will decrease the amount of heat flowing into your home. Also, take time to notice if the furnace is staying on all the time or if it is cycling on and off every five minutes. The constant state of cycling on and off could indicate a dirty flame sensor or that your furnace is overheating or could indicate a leaky heat exchanger. If you notice this issue, call your furnace repair technician immediately.

  1. Pilot Light – A clogged line can prevent the pilot light from burning or it could be burning too low. Sometimes pilot lights simply fail to stay lit. Newer furnaces with the electronic ignition also need to be maintained. The electronic ignition can fail, need replacing, or it can have an electrical issue that prevents it from operating as it should.

  1. No Heat Coming Out – There are many issues that could result in your furnace not blowing hot air. For example, it could be as simple as an issue with your thermostat or more complicated mechanical or electrical issues. With the advances in computer technology, newer units have control boards that evaluate specific conditions before releasing fuel into the heating system. Almost like the motherboard in your computer – if everything is working properly, the computer starts. If the motherboard detects issues, then the computer doesn’t start. The control board works in a similar fashion. The control board runs a diagnostic to make sure certain conditions are met and, if everything meets the criteria, fuel is released and heat is generated. If the conditions are not met, then the fuel is not released and no heat is generated.

  1. Blower Issues – Sometimes you may turn on your furnace and although you heat the furnace turn on, no hot air flows out of the registers. This can be caused by issues with the blower, which is responsible for blowing the warm out into the ducts and through the registers. Issues with the blower can be as simple as a belt that needs replacing or something more serious like the motor overheating.

  1. Ductwork – If you notice that warm air is not flowing out of one of the registers, it could be an issue with the ductwork. The ductwork could be damaged, which then causes the warm air to leak into other areas.

  1. Funny Noises – If you hear squealing, grinding, or rattling noises coming from your furnace, it is best to call a repair technician. It could be an easy fix (ie a belt that needs replacing) or signal something more serious like a furnace motor dying.

If you are experiencing any of these issues, then call Alamance Oil to schedule your furnace repair in Burlington, NC today at (336) 273-8663.