If you have not maintained your heating system, you may face many furnace problems through the harsh Chicago winter. It is important to learn about these common problems so that if one or multiple happen to your heating system you will be able to either have someone repair it or work to fix it yourself in an efficient and effective manner.
You do not want to be stuck braving the elements if your heating system breaks down in the middle of a freezing winter night, you want to be prepared and have the knowledge to take on any problems that may surface. Heatmasters has a 24/7 emergency service line that can help you with these spur of the moment issues, contact us today for more information on our services.
Clogged or dirty filters are a very common problems among heating systems because there is dirt and dust in the air, especially if your system is tucked away in the basement or in a closet. The dust and dirt reduces air flow when it becomes clogged and it causes more pressure on your system because it has to work harder to circulate air. Replacing your filters every month will help improve the lifespan of your heating system and keep it functioning properly.
Regular inspections of your system by one of the Heatmasters comfort consultants will help ensure that your system in running effectively and efficiently. Though there are ways for you to maintain your system on your own, it is smart to get everything checked out before the cold blows to be safe.
Mechanical problems are another common issue because just like any other type of machine, your heating system is subject to the normal wear and tear that machines face after long periods of time. Pilot control or ignition control problems are important mechanical components that can cause the unit to stop working if they malfunction. This can lead to airflow problems, overheating or heat control issues. Your furnace is made of many parts and if one stops working, the entire system will shut down.
Another mechanical type issue is if your thermostat is not working correctly, this leads to no heat being produced and hot air not being circulated through your home. You are losing a device that determines when heat needs to be produced and how much in that you set the temperature and the thermostat controls it.
It is very important to be aware of these problems that can occur in your heating system, especially with the icy temperatures the Chicago winter brings. You do not want to have to worry about your furnace breaking down all winter, you want to be comfortable in your home and be able to escape the uncontrollable weather. Contact Heatmasters today for any questions or concerns about your heating system.
Source: Home Energy Pros