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Must-Know Information About Your Home's Furnace

Must-Know Information About Your Home's Furnace


An efficient furnace can mean the difference between life or death in a winter emergency. When your life is not on the line, a broken furnace is still a huge inconvenience. Many common furnace problems need immediate professional furnace repairs to avoid even larger issues.

Common Furnace Problems

Thermostats can go haywire. Sometimes they give the wrong temperature to your furnace and the heater never kicks on. Other times the display is blank. You cannot adjust your settings without a display. The solution can be as simple as changing the batteries, or it may be that your thermostat is not compatible with your furnace. An HVAC specialist can help you find one that is.

A dirty air filter is another culprit in a lot of furnace malfunctions. It traps the heated air so that your house is not getting warmed the way it should. Clogs in your filter can lead to damage to the limit switch or the fan switch, which are two more common reasons for a broken furnace.

If your furnace is making noises that it should not it could be because of an air leak. You could check the lines yourself for the leak but it is a task better left to an HVAC professional. It can be hard to find and even more complicated to fix.

The Benefits of Timely Repairs

An obvious benefit of fixing your furnace fast is an obvious one: heat. A day with temperatures in the single digits can cool a house fast. It is uncomfortable to be without a furnace and can even be unsafe.

A secondary benefit is financial. When your heating system is not working properly it uses more energy than it really needs to. This can put your utility bill way out of your budget.

The Importance of Making Repairs
Even if money is not an issue for you, safety always is. A broken furnace is dangerous. A too cold house is only one of the health hazards you face; another one is fire. One of the most common problems with furnaces is a clogged air filter. This is an incredible fire hazard that can go off at any moment.

A lot of people think that only the big issues need to be dealt with immediately. While broken switches and air leaks can be just as dangerous to your house and your family's well being, air filters can be just as bad. No matter how small you think your furnace problem is, you should call an HVAC professional as soon as possible.

Looking to hire professional HVAC technicians for your Bernham home's furnace repair? Call Plumb Level at (979) 200-6674​ for our quick and efficient services.

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