The days are getting colder, which means your furnace is going to be used more and more often over the coming weeks. The more you rely on your furnace to keep you warm, the more wear and tear you’re going to put on the system and the more likely it will be for problems to develop. Quick reaction time is very important when it comes to treating problems with your furnace. So, let’s take a look at some furnace problems you should be aware of.
Short cycling is when your furnace turns itself on and off every few minutes. This is typically caused by heat becoming trapped in the furnace plenum, which causes the system to overheat and shut down. After cooling off sufficiently, the furnace starts up again, overheats again, and shuts down again. This cycle continues until the core problem is dealt with. If the furnace continues to short cycle, it will wear down significantly faster than it otherwise would. This will shorten its lifespan by a number of years. Call for repairs as soon as you hear your furnace short cycling.
The air handler is the part of the furnace that circulates air throughout the house during operation. The air handler is placed under a lot of strain during operation, and though it does have countermeasures in place they do not make it immune to issues. If the air handler starts to malfunction, the furnace will be unable to properly distribute air during operation. If you can’t seem to get any air blowing from your furnace, it may be because of a bad air handler.
Bell Plumbing and Heating provides comprehensive furnace repair services throughout Denver, CO. If you need furnace repair services of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.