When it comes to furnace repairs, you’re not quite out of the woods yet. Sure, Spring is just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean your furnace is no longer prone to repairs. In fact, there are a number of late-season furnace repairs that we think you should be wary of!
Below, we have outlined some of the most common late-season furnace repairs for you. That way, you know precisely when to call for help. Remember to call us when you need a Chambersburg HVAC company.
Late-Season Furnace Repairs
Be on the lookout for the following problems that require repair work:
Electric furnaces are found in many homes, and the good news about electric furnaces is that they tend to need fewer repairs over their service lives than gas furnaces do. But they also have some specific problems, such as when wires come loose because of the shaking of the air handler. A loose wire will usually cause a short and trip a circuit breaker.
A Broken Sequencer
The sequencer is the component that staggers the activation of the multiple electric heating elements in the electric furnace so they don’t come on at once and overload the electrical panel. If the sequencer breaks, not all the heating elements will turn on, or none of them will turn on, or even all of them might turn on at once.
Failed Electronic Ignition System
Modern gas furnaces no longer use a standing pilot light to light the burners. Instead, an electronic ignition system creates a spark to light them or heats up filaments, like a light bulb, to do the same job. The ignition system can fail, and the furnace’s safety precautions will stop the burners from turning on. If your gas furnace simply won’t turn on, you are definitely going to want a professional to take a look at it.
Loss of Connection to the Thermostat
This can happen to any type of furnace at any time, so be on the lookout. A set of wires runs from the thermostat to the furnace to activate the burners, the blower fan, and the heating elements. If the connection to the electric board is lost, the thermostat won’t be able to make any adjustments. The furnace may not turn on or may not turn off.
You Need Professional Help!
When the time comes to schedule your furnace repairs, it is important that you call in a professional to do the job. Trust us, only a certified HVAC pro has the tools, knowledge, and expertise to safely and correctly handle the complex needs of your heating system and get the work done right the first time around.
And yes, there may be plenty of amateurs willing to help you out for a questionably low price. However, sometimes an attempt to save money could end up costing you much, much more in the long run!
Are you ready to schedule your furnace repairs? Great! All you need to do is contact the team at Premier HVAC Services today to get started!