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Averting Potential Furnace Problems

Averting Potential Furnace ProblemsWhile the Fresno area is not known for particularly rough winters, furnace problems can make cool winter nights uncomfortable for your family. Learning how to spot problems early can help you fix them before they become a huge issue and in so doing, allow you to avoid expensive repairs. Here are some signs to look for when troubleshooting furnace problems:

  • Frequent cycling of gas or oil burner – If you notice the burner cycling frequently, with the fan continuing to blow, then you need professional service. This could indicate an oversized burner for the unit or something simpler such as a dirty air filter. A professional can tell you what the problem is.
  • Limited air flow from registers – Whether caused by an air filter problem, a loose fan belt or a problem with the ductwork design, if the air is not circulating properly through your registers, you need to find out why.
  • No airflow from registers – No airflow at all means that the motor or the fan has failed or there is a blockage in the duct system. Check to see if the fan is running.
  • Air does not seem to stay at the proper temperature – If the unit seems to be operating properly, yet the air in your home is not staying at the temperature you want, then your furnace may be too small for your home or the filter may be dirty or blocked. Check the filter first as a potential remedy, since the size issue would only apply if you had just had your furnace installed.

If you are noticing one of these furnace problems in your home, call a professional HVAC technicians. MR Cool has been serving the San Joaquin Valley for close to 40 years. With a long list of satisfied clients behind us, we are ready to inspect your furnace, find the problem and fix it quickly so your family can stay comfortable throughout the winter season. Contact Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning today for help with troubleshooting your furnace problems.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater Fresno, California area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about furnace problems and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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