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3 Furnace Problems to Watch for Late in the Winter

As we near the end of winter here in Boston, MA, fixing your furnace problems may not be on the top of your mind. As long as it’s running, why not just put it off until next year, when you need your heater again? Unfortunately, this may prove detrimental. Ignoring small problems usually results in bigger problems, which you won’t want to face when you turn on your furnace for the first time next winter. Tackling these problems now could end up saving you a lot of money in unnecessary emergency repairs down the road. We’ve listed 3 main furnace problems you should watch out for now.

Short Cycling

Is your furnace turning on and off too often? While cycles will vary depending on the make and model of your furnace, 4-6 cycles per hour is typically the standard. The solution could be as simple as replacing a clogged air filter. However other possible, and more severe, causes of short cycling include a corroded flame sensor or foreign objects lodged in the chimney or air vents.

Weird Noises

You know more than anyone what noises your furnace makes. So when you hear something unusual, such as a banging or rattling noise, chances are there’s a problem within the system. The type of problem this indicates is entirely dependent on what kind of noise you are hearing. An HVAC professional will be able to diagnose the cause and get it repaired for you.

Failed Ignition

Most homeowners use a gas furnace. Therefor the system relies on an ignition system to start up the burner assembly. This could be a standing pilot light or an electric system. However, either way if it malfunctions your furnace won’t be able to activate. If your furnace hasn’t been turning on, this is likely the culprit.

Don’t wait. Contact the friendly professionals at Cooling Unlimited to handle your furnace repair and replacement needs.

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