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4 Furnace Problems That Require Immediate Action

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There are furnace problems, and then there are emergency furnace problems. How do you know the difference between the two? Well, honestly, you want to address any issues as soon as you can. But there are some furnace problems that require immediate action.  

If you suspect that you need furnace repair in San Juan County, NM, our team would love to help. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about the four most common furnace problems that need immediate attention. 

Pilot Light

If the pilot light malfunctions, it causes several issues. Your furnace may not be delivering warm air into your home. The pilot light inside your furnace should always burn blue. Burning any other color is definitely a bad sign. For example, a yellow pilot light may indicate that there is too much gas being released to burn and create heat. Even worse, it may be burning up too much gas and sending fumes inside that pose risks to your health and your home. 

Damaged Fans and Blowers

The fans inside of your heater help to swiftly move hot air from inside the system into your home. When fans are broken, that hot air is trapped inside the heater, which can lead to overheating. At the same time, it’s possible for your blower to turn on and stay on without ever turning off. This is also a problem because the heater parts can wear down much faster, in addition to using more energy than is necessary.

Electrical Connections

It is important to inspect your furnace regularly for loose wires. Regular operations can lead to vibrations inside your furnace. These vibrations can loosen wires and impact how your heater works. A loose wire doesn’t just lead to heater problems. It also poses risks like electrical fire hazards. Loose wires should always be considered an emergency and addressed immediately.

Dirty Air Filters

This is a problem that you can fix yourself if you catch it early. Your heater has an air filter that you need to change monthly. Forgetting to change this air filter can lead to it getting clogged up with dirt and blocking airflow into your heater. With less airflow, your heater has to work harder to create warm air. This blockage can put a strain on your system and lead to it overheating or breaking down. You may even want to check your air filters a few days early each month and change them sooner if they are particularly dirty. It’s a small price to pay for the overall care of your furnace. 

Don’t waste your time with the run-around. Give us a call to schedule an appointment and let us do it right the first time!

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