Common Furnace Problems in Lutz

November 19th, 2012 by Charlene Ierna

It’s always comforting to hear the furnace in your Lutz home kick on when you switch your thermostat to heating in the winter. Furnaces are one of the most common heating systems in America. They are reliable and durable systems. But sometimes, like everything else, they break down. We thought it would be helpful for our customers if we put together a list of some of the most common furnace problems that we see. If you’re experiencing any of these issues, it’s probably best to call your local Lutz heating contractor.

Low Air Flow

When your furnace is on you should be able to feel a nice warm flow of air coming out of the register. If you’re only getting a trickle of air, there are a couple of likely culprits.

  • Dirty air filter – This is one of the most common problems in households with furnaces. Your furnace has an air filter that is meant to keep dust and dirt from collecting on the moving parts inside your furnace. If it isn’t changed regularly, it can restrict air flow to the point where your furnace simply can’t push any air to your home.
  • The fan – The fan, also called a blower, inside your furnace is responsible for pushing the air through your duct system and into your rooms. If your fan hasn’t been properly maintained or if it is broken, you might not be getting enough air into your house.

Insufficient Heat

Not getting enough heat is another common furnace problem in Lutz. Here are some of the contributing factors:

  • Pilot light is out – Your pilot light can go out occasionally. But if it starts to happen repeatedly it could be a problem that only a licensed professional can handle.
  • Thermostat – The thermostat in your home is responsible for turning on your furnace when the temperature gets too low. If your thermostat isn’t working properly, it might not be telling your furnace that you need heat.

If you’re experiencing any of these heating problems in your home in Lutz, call the heating experts at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling.

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