It’s not unusual for homeowners to assume that their furnace is in good condition, but harsh winter conditions can put it to the test. Regular maintenance will help ensure that your furnace is in top shape to prevent problems like a faulty electronic ignition. If your furnace has been having problems, a repair technician may check for the following issues.
Setting the thermostat to heat and choosing a comfortable temperature might seem like an obvious task, but it’s one of the primary reasons why a furnace stops working. If everything seems set correctly, and you still experience problems, you’ll want to schedule an appointment with a trained technician to inspect the thermostat and make sure it’s properly adjusted.
The Gas Line
A professional can check the shut-off valve to ensure that the gas supply to the furnace is clear and open. It’s dangerous to do this by yourself, especially if you are on a city gas line, so contact a professional HVAC technician. If you can smell the gas or believe there is a leakage, there is a high chance that your gas supply is not the issue.
One of the most common solutions to fix a failing furnace is to change the air filter. A clogged filter can impair the furnace’s airflow, causing the appliance to fail. Make sure to get a furnace tune-up at least once a year and follow a professional’s recommendations for changing the filter.
Faulty Ignition Sensor
A faulty sensor is one of the most common issues, but a good technician can easily fix it. The technician will clean it and put it back in its original place to avoid any malfunctions.
Although it might be tempting to address furnace ignition problems by yourself, make sure to have a professional inspect your furnace and check for underlying issues. Call our team at Bruno Plumbing & Heating for professional maintenance and repairs in Canonsburg, PA.
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