For a happy home, it is of the utmost importance to have a furnace that runs properly throughout the year. Occasionally, your furnace can malfunction from common issues that – with a little effort – can be easily diagnosed and even repaired.

Dirty Air Filters

Dirty air filters are the most common problem that a furnace faces. If you are sneezing more often or you are having difficulty breathing inside your home, it might be a result of the large amount of dust within your vents.

Your furnace filters should be replaced every three to six months. Having a clean furnace improves the air quality in your home or office and can even improve the efficiency of your furnace.

Thermostat Issues

Sometimes your furnace is in proper working order, but your house is still too warm or cold. If this is the case, you need to make sure the thermostat is turning on. Take a look at the thermostat reading and compare it to how it feels in the house. Keep in mind that having a space heater turned on can impact the proper temperature reading of a thermostat.

No Heat Generation

It is possible for air to be flowing out of your vents without the heat needed to keep your home warm during the winter months. In this case, your furnace may still be working. However, furnaces heat rooms at 90°F, which is cooler than the normal human body temperature. It might feel colder than what you are comfortable with, but unless your room is failing to heat up, the furnace is most likely working correctly. You should make sure the thermostat is not set to “fan” as well.

If the lack of heat generation is a result of malfunctioning furnace, it could be a result of fuel levels. If that isn’t the problem, contact a technician to inspect the system.

Broken Fan

If there is a lack of airflow from the vent, but you know the furnace is working, it may signify a broken fan. While you are better off consulting an experienced professional on this issue, it should be pointed out so that you can diagnose the problem and have it taken care of right away.

Failed Temperature Regulation

When a furnace cannot regulate the temperature in your home, it could be caused by many different issues, including airflow and closed vents. While you should consult a professional to find the root cause of the problem, lowering the temperature in your house will help in this situation because your furnace will not have to work as hard to furnish your home.

If you would like a professional to inspect or repair your furnace, do not hesitate to contact Advanced Air Quality Consultants. You can reach us online or by phone at 651-336-1103.