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As winter approaches, you’ll want to make sure your furnace is in the best condition possible. Why? Well, the last thing you want is a home with cold and unsafe environments. Below are some of the most common furnace problems.

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10 Common Furnace Problems

When the cool fall and winter conditions arrive, we receive hundreds of calls regarding furnace repairs because of problems with their heating systems. Whether commercial or residential, furnaces can face lots of the same basic problems. Here are some of the most common problems people face with their furnaces:

Cracked Heating Exchanger

Regular maintenance can prevent a wide range of problems, including a cracked heating exchanger. If you fail to keep up with your furnace’s regular maintenance, you may be subject to a cracked heat exchanger, which is a really costly expense.

Dirty Filters

Furnaces with dirty filters are forced to work harder. As such, this can lead to extended damage to the limit switch, while also leading to higher energy costs.

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Slipped or Frayed Blower Belt

A slipped, or frayed blower belt can be caused by a number of factors. You’ll be able to notice this problem through a high-pitched squeal.

Electronic Ignition or Pilot Control Problems

A furnace that has a faulty ignition or pilot control problems leads to a reduction in the heat that is getting in your home.

Malfunctioning Thermostat

If your thermostat is malfunctioning, you may experience problems with your systems’ fans or comfort levels. Contact a furnace repair expert today to find the best solutions.

Flickering or Yellow Pilot Light

If you see a yellow or flickering pilot light, you could possibly be experiencing an excess of carbon monoxide in the gas furnace.

Frequent Cycling

Frequent cycling between “on” and “off” may be an indication of a clogged filter, a bad thermostat setting, or improper air flow.

For more information on common furnace problems and ways to tackle these problems, contact Houston Admiral at your earliest convenience. You can reach us by calling (281) 876-9400 or visiting our website for more information.