Here in Frederick, MD, heating repairs are an unfortunate reality of winter weather. Our furnaces see much more use when the snows start to fall, and while regular maintenance can minimize the risk, problems are inevitable. When you detect a problem with your furnace, you need to shut it down and contact a repair service immediately. The causes of furnace problems are myriad, but a few “usual suspects” tend to raise their ugly heads the most often. Here is a breakdown of the 3 most common furnace repairs.
- Faulty thermocouple. The thermocouple is a safety valve that controls the flow of gas into the furnace. It’s attached to the pilot light or ignition system, and might even be a part of the ignition assembly depending on what brand of heater you have. When it malfunctions, the gas won’t flow and the heater won’t turn on.
- Faulty burners. A bad burner won’t necessarily stop your heater from working, but it will cut down on its heating capacity. A burner may have a problem with its mechanism, or it may simply require a cleaning to remove caked-on dirt. Either way, a professional can clean it off, replace it, or restore it to its previous state.
- Clogs. Clogged gas lines can impede the heating process, while blockages in the duct system will keep hot air from reaching your home. Depending upon the cause, you may need to replace the affected component, though an expert might be able to remove the clog without swapping anything out. Regular cleaning and replacement of the air filters can help lower the risk.
For help with these and other common furnace repairs, you can count on the experts at Larry & Sons, Inc.. We’re fully certified and our trained staff prides themselves on performing fast efficient work. During these cold months, you need to get your faulty furnace up and running again quickly. Call us today to help make sure that happens!