- Commercial Services
December 10, 2020
You may not notice it every day, but your furnace is the silent workhorse that keeps your home warm and comfortable all winter. Is your furnace prepared to keep your home warm for another season here in the Atlanta area, or has it been out of sight and out of mind since the day you moved into your home?
As the leading HVAC contractors in Atlanta, GA, we wanted to take a moment to warn you about the five most common heating issues we see during the winter season—and let you know how you can prevent them!
Common Furnace Issues to Watch Out For
1. Faulty ignition or pilot light
A malfunctioning ignition switch or pilot light can keep your heating system from kicking on, leaving your house uncomfortably cold. This problem may be caused by a dirty flame sensor or a safety switch issue. An HVAC repair visit can fix your heating system’s starting mechanism and get the heat back on track in your home.
2. Poor airflow
Poor airflow forces your furnace to work nonstop to heat your house; meanwhile, your house is never really as warm as you want it to be. The problem could be as simple as a dirty or clogged air filter, or it could be an issue with the blower fan or motor (which is much more expensive to fix.)
3. Cracked heat exchanger
If your furnace is not properly maintained, cracks can develop in the heat exchanger over time. This can allow carbon monoxide to seep out and into your living space, putting you and your family at risk.
4. Thermostat issues
An issue with your thermostat can throw off how your entire heating system functions. Sometimes the issue is as simple as a dead battery, a poor connection, or an improper setting. Other times, the problem has something to do with its calibration settings or wiring.
5. Blower Belt Replacement
Hearing a high-pitched screeching sound coming from your furnace? It’s likely the belt from your blower fan. Sometimes the belt just slips out of place, and a technician can simply re-secure it. But wear and tear over the years can take its toll on a blower fan belt, and you may need to have it replaced.
Dealing with other strange noises or sounds from your furnace? Anchor’s team of HVAC experts can get to the bottom of the problem quickly and professionally.
Prevent Breakdowns with a Trane Furnace Tune-up
One of these issues could happen at any point during the winter—unless you schedule annual furnace tune-ups, that is. Annual furnace and HVAC maintenance for your Atlanta home helps keep your heating and cooling system running smoothly and efficiently, reducing your chance of a costly furnace repair (or worse, a premature furnace replacement.)
Included in our furnace tune-up and HVAC service costs are key steps like:
Calibrating the thermostat
Tightening electrical connections
Lubricating moving parts
Cleaning or replacing the air filter
Testing safety features
Visually inspecting for any issues
Avoiding Furnace Repairs, Made Simple
With Anchor Heating & Air, avoiding common winter furnace problems is as simple as a phone call. In addition to repairs for Trane furnaces, we also offer regular maintenance service throughout the Atlanta, Georgia metro area. Cities we serve include Carrollton, Douglasville, Marietta, Peachtree City, Sharpsburg, Tyrone, and beyond!
Plus, with our EZ-Pay Program, remembering to schedule annual maintenance for your heating system couldn’t be easier. As an EZ-Pay Program member, you’ll get two annual HVAC maintenance visits per year (one for your heating system and one for your AC system), plus priority scheduling and a 10% discount off of repairs.