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4 Common Furnace Issues You’ll Run Into

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Furnace issues are something that seem to happen when you’re least expecting them. That’s why it pays to familiarize yourself with the signs of common furnace issues to nip them in the bud when they first appear.  

While furnace problems can be tough to deal with, it’s our top priority to make sure you don’t end up stuck in the cold. Our experienced technicians are adept at diagnosing and tackling all types of furnace repairs, from simple problems to complex ones. Let’s go over 4 common furnace issues that you’re bound to run into someday as a homeowner in Sugar Land, TX.

1. Poor Airflow

Weak airflow can sneak up on you without giving much warning. The signs that your furnace’s airflow is suffering can be subtle. Be on the lookout for higher utility bills, a longer furnace cycle, and if you hold your hands up to the vents, you should be able to feel that the airflow is weak. 

The first thing to check is the furnace’s air filter. If it’s dirty, clogged, or even missing, these will interfere with the furnace’s ability to send a strong output of air. Change the filter and see if that remedies the problem. 

If that doesn’t fix it, it could be the blower fan. The blower fan blows the heated air through your ductwork and into the rooms of your home. If it’s broken, it’s not something that’s going to get better on its own. Give us a call to diagnose the problem. It’s no use paying for conditioned air that doesn’t heat up your home.

2. Lukewarm Air Instead of Hot

Even worse than weak airflow is when the airflow is strong, but your furnace is blowing cold air instead of hot air! A furnace that’s blowing cold air could be caused by a number of issues such as an improper thermostat setting, a dirty air filter, a faulty fan limit switch, or something else entirely. Contact us to restore your furnace’s heating output.

3. Uneven Heating 

The “V” in HVAC stands for ventilation and this facet of home comfort is often neglected. Sometimes your home’s ductwork is causing the problem, not your furnace. Leaks, holes, and tears in ductwork can reduce the distribution of heat to the rooms of your home. If you notice your utility bills are higher than usual and can feel cold spots in certain rooms, it could be an issue with your ductwork.

4. Thermostat Issues

Here’s another circumstance where the furnace isn’t faulty, but the thermostat is. Sometimes your thermostat is unable to properly read the exact temperature of your home and thinks it’s cooler or hotter than your home actually is. If the thermostat thinks it’s 5° F hotter than it actually is, then your thermostat won’t tell the furnace to turn on even when it’s colder.

Eliminate stress about your home HVAC and IAQ systems with the Vance advantage and get results you can rely on. Contact Vance Air Conditioning & Heating today for furnace repair in Sugar Land, TX.

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