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Common Reasons for Furnace Repairs

male technician working on furnaceThere are few HVAC concerns that warrant more urgency than a furnace that won’t work in the middle of a chilly winter day. Given where we live, this is even more disconcerting. We all can appreciate how vital to our comfort a fully functional heating system is.

Of course, the best way to prevent furnace repairs in Littleton, CO is by investing in routine heating maintenance. But even with this essential service, you may find yourself facing repairs. Two of the most common reasons we get called out for furnace repairs is due to a system that won’t start, or one that won’t stop running. We’re here to resolve the issue, but what causes it to begin with?

When Your Furnace Fails to Start

There are a few potential things going on here. Some reasons are more serious than others—for instance you might not have a problem with your furnace at all but rather with your thermostat. Check this component to see that it’s in heating mode as it should be. Another thing to check for, after turning off the circuit breakers to the system for your safety, is that there’s not an issue with the wires connecting the furnace to the system.

A lack of power could also be the culprit of a furnace that won’t turn on. You may simply have a tripped circuit breakers, or maybe there is a power outage in your neighborhood. Lastly, it could be that your pilot light is out—be sure to check if it’s still lit!

When your Furnace Fails to Stop

It’s nice to have reliable warmth on a cold day, but what if your furnace won’t shut off once it’s reached your desired temperature? Again, this might be a thermostat issues. If your thermostat isn’t functioning correctly, it may not be able to accurately signal to the heating system that your desired temperature has indeed been meat and it’s time to shut off.

Another problem could be that you have the temperature set too high and the furnace is actually struggling to meet it, or you may simply have a dirty and clogged air filter that’s preventing the heater from reaching the desired temperature. Check your thermostat setting, and then your air filter. If neither of these are the issue, it’s time to call in the pros!

Don’t Skimp On Maintenance

We mentioned routine heating maintenance above. For your furnace, this service should be scheduled at least once a year. This really is the best way to prevent the costliest of furnace repairs. During this service, our HVAC technicians will fully inspect and clean your entire heating system, making necessary adjustments, and recommendations for small repairs that need attention. So long as you keep up on these tune-ups, you should be able to keep your furnace in good operating condition for as long as possible.

When you need reliable services done on your furnace, look no further than Aurora Plumbing Company. Contact us now: we have someone in your neighborhood today!

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