Furnace Checklist: 10 Most Frequent Furnace Problems

Much like any other appliance, furnaces are inevitable to face certain issues. These problems may leave you confused with the single option of contacting your technician. Though your technician will fix the problem with a furnace repair in Twentynine Palms, you need to be aware of all the unexpected problems you can face with your furnace. 

Here is a list of 10 frequent furnace problems and how to troubleshoot them:

  1. Clogged or old furnace filters
    Clogged furnace filters restrict airflow, exert pressure on the system, and overheat the heat exchanger. All of these issues cause major damages like deterioration of the motor, carbon monoxide leakage, insufficient heat generation, etc. Therefore, you must change furnace filters regularly to prevent furnace problems.

  2. Malfunctioning thermostat
    Thermostats control the amount of heat coming out of your system. A broken thermostat can hamper the functioning of your furnace and its wiring. Therefore, if your furnace is not functioning normally, perhaps it’s time to replace the thermostat with the help of an HVAC professional.

  3. Insufficient heat
    Filter problems, pumping issues, broken thermostats, gas valve issues, pilot light malfunction, etc, can cause insufficient heat generation. The exact cause cannot be pointed out but dictating the symptoms to a technician from a proficient Yucca Valley heating service can be helpful.

  4. Noises from the furnace
    Strange noises coming from your furnace or boiler should not be taken lightly. These noises indicate problems in the internal system or heat delivery. Not to worry, since you can diagnose this problem by contacting a professional contractor.

  5. Issues with the pilot light & ignition
    Accumulation of dust near the igniter can cause the pilot light to switch off frequently. Such malfunction can leave you without heat during peak winters. No need to be alarmed, you can take help from a technician, but under better circumstances annual maintenance can help avoid pilot problems.

  6. Inadequate heating of the boiler or furnace
    A furnace fails to heat if the pilot is not lit, lacks gas, or has prominent system failures. The only way out is to schedule a furnace repair in Twentynine Palms. Note down the symptoms for the technicians to start diagnosis the minute they arrive.

  7. Blowers and pumps switching off
    This kind of fluctuation is caused by stuck pumps or aquastat relays that control the central circuit board. This problem cannot be handled by a homeowner and will require an inspection from a professional.

  8. Over-cycling of the furnace
    Sometimes, you will notice that your furnace starts a cycle just after finishing one. This frequent cycling occurs due to faulty airflow, furnaces running on extreme temperatures or clogged filters. Contact a technician to prevent spiking of energy bills and reducing furnace efficiency.

  9. Wear and tear of ball bearings
    Ball bearings enable smooth motor work. However, these bearings can wear out with time. If you hear a scraping noise, get an inspection and/or furnace repair done immediately. 

  10. Furnace blower does not blow heat

If your furnace blower is not well lubricated, airflow problems are bound to occur. Ensure that all the parts of your furnace are oiled before winter, to avoid any corrosion or friction problems. A trusted technician is essential for a fit furnace. Diversified Heating & Cooling is an HVAC company, popular amongst other Yucca Valley heating services. To book a furnace repair in Twentynine Palms, contact (760) 418-0426 today!