If you’ve been putting off calling an HVAC company to check on your furnace problem, you’re not alone. Many homeowners wait to see if the problem is a one time occurrence or fixes itself, but often if it goes unaddressed for too long it can lead to a bigger issue.
Be sure to call the licensed HVAC technicians at One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning if you notice these furnace problems.
The Furnace Takes Forever to Kick On
When you wake up in the morning and turn up your thermostat before making your coffee (if you don’t have it programmed to kick on automatically), your furnace should come on by the time you pour your first cup. If you still don’t hear it come on by the time you head to the shower, there could be a furnace ignition problem. Our Bel Air furnace repair technicians will come check out your system to determine if there’s a problem with your ignition sensor, a gas line connection problem, or something else.
You Hear Strange Furnace Noises
It’s normal to hear the furnace clicking as it ignites, but if you hear any of the following sounds, call us.
- Squealing often means there’s a problem with the blower motor belt or bearings. These issues can cause a lot of stress on your HVAC system and shorten the life of your furnace.
- Grinding can indicate a problem with the cage blower wheel, which can damage your heating system. Turn the furnace off and call One Hour HVAC.
- Booming may mean the burner assembly is blocked, which can happen when carbon particles build up. This can happen when there’s unburned gas in the combustion chamber, sometimes because of an ignition problem. Since this poses a potential danger to your household, call us.
Cold Air is Coming Out of My Vents
First, change or at least check the furnace filter to see if it’s clogged. If you still feel cold air after changing a clogged filter, make sure your thermostat is set on “Heat.” Next, if you have a pilot light, see if it’s gone out. If none of those are the problem, call us because there could be an ignition issue, a dirty or defective flame sensor, or leaks in your ductwork.
The Furnace Won’t Come On
If you have no heat in your Bel Air or Aberdeen home, you’ll definitely know it. Check thermostat batteries and make sure there’s not a tripped fuse. If neither of those makes your furnace come on, you probably need furnace repair. Any of your furnace components could have failed or overheated, so don’t wait until everyone’s freezing to call us!
One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning is a Professional Furnace Repair Company You Can Trust
We’re always happy to help residents of Harford County stay warm and cozy. As soon as you notice a furnace problem, just call and we’ll schedule an appointment right away. We care about our customers!