Questions About Common Furnace Problems Answered

4 February 2015
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog

There are few things that feel better than walking into a warm home on a cold winter night. There are many options that homeowners have for heating systems, but furnaces are a common option because they are both highly efficient and durable. Sadly, some new homeowners may not have had a furnace before, and this may make them unsure about some basic repairs these devices often need. Learning the following two questions and answers will help you better understand what to do before minor problems with your furnace turn into major issues and repair bills. 

How Can You Correct A Furnace That Is Not Evenly Heating A Home?

A very common issue that is encountered by these systems is an inability to evenly heat a home. This will often result in rooms that are much colder than the rest of the house, and if this happens to a room that you often use, it can severely degrade the comfort of your home.

This problem can result from a couple of issues. Firstly, this may be a sign that the vents or air filter are clogged. When this happens, heat from the furnace will have difficulty spreading throughout the home, and this can dramatically lower the efficiency. By cleaning the vents and replacing the filter, you should be able to correct this issue. There may be times when this does not correct the issue. If this is the case, there is a strong chance that your furnace is in the process of suffering a major mechanical failure, and you should immediately contact a professional like Proctor Mechanical Corp to inspect the problem before it worsens. 

Is Condensation A Serious Problem For Furnaces?

There may come a time when you notice that condensation is accumulating on the exterior of the furnace. While this may not seem like a major problem, it can have dire consequences for your system. As time passes, this condensation can cause the exterior of the furnace to corrode, and eventually, this will cause ruptures in the exterior of the device that can hamper efficiency. 

Sadly, there are an almost countless number of reasons why a furnace is accumulating condensation. It may be due to an internal mechanical problem or it may simply stem from excess humidity in the area around the furnace. Due to the numerous factors that play into this problem, you should have the entire system thoroughly inspected by a professional the first time you notice this problem.

Keeping your furnace from encountering problems does not have to be a daunting or difficult task. By having a basic understanding of some of the most common issues encountered by furnaces, you will be in a far better position to make informed decisions for your home's heating needs.