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These Are the Top Furnace Problems in Cold Weather

As the weather gets cooler, it’s important to make sure your furnace works right. Without it, your home can get uncomfortably cool. Being aware of the top furnace problems you might experience can help you understand when to schedule HVAC repairs. These are some of the more common issues furnaces can have in cold weather.

Dirty Burners

The burners in your heating system need to be clear of debris, such as dust, in order to work properly. When they’re dusty or dirty, this can make your furnace less efficient, which will cost you more on your heating bills. Having the burners cleaned helps ensure that your furnace can run with better efficiency.

Frequent Cycling

Your furnace might run more often in colder weather. However, it shouldn’t be running in frequent cycles. If it’s turning on and off a lot, this might indicate that there’s an airflow problem. Our HVAC technicians can look for problems with your ductwork and heating system to stop it from cycling frequently.

No Pilot Light

If your gas furnace’s pilot light isn’t on, you won’t have heat in your home. This is another one of the top furnace problems, and it can happen if it hasn’t been maintained or if it hasn’t been on in a long time. Our HVAC experts can check your pilot light and get it working again.

Cold Air Blowing Out

If you only feel cool air coming through your vents, you might have clogged air filters, which is one of the top furnace problems you can experience. Replacing them with new ones might fix this issue. Problems with your ductwork or other issues with your furnace can also cause this to happen. Schedule HVAC repairs if your furnace is still blowing cold air after you’ve changed the filters.

Thermostat Problems

Issues with your thermostat can cause your furnace to stay off instead of turning on. Check the settings on your thermostat, put in new batteries if needed, or have our technicians look for possible other problems with it.

If you need help with one of the top furnace problems at your Yuma home, please contact Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. Our HVAC team provides prompt service to get your heating system working again.