During the cold winter months, many homeowners scramble to find a reputable Houston heating and air company to fix their furnace or HVAC system. And while the possibilities of what’s broken are virtually endless, there are some common problems that tend to crop up more frequently.
Here are five of the most common heating or furnace problems that require an expert repairman:
1. Broken thermostat
The thermostat is an important part of your HVAC system because it tells the system when to turn on off. If it’s not working correctly, you may not get warm air or the fan may not blow at all. The other problem that can occur when the thermostat malfunctions is the system turning off and on when it’s not supposed to, leading to an uncomfortable environment in your home.
2. Clogged or dirty filter
We’ve said it before, and we’ll probably say it again: change your air filter regularly. If you don’t, you’ll end up with airflow problems, which puts a lot of extra stress on your furnace and can cause issues with the comfort level in your home.
3. Pilot control or electronic ignition problem
Both of these systems ignite a part inside your furnace (the pilot or the burner) which then heats up the air. If they are broken or malfunctioning, you’ll either get sporadic heat or no heat at all.
4. Poor air circulation
A dirty filter will affect air circulation, but so will a faulty fan motor or broken belt in your furnace. These are often some of the first parts to go in a furnace, so HVAC technicians always inspect them when your furnace isn’t working.
5. Lack of preventative maintenance
Without regular preventative maintenance, you’ll find that your furnace will likely break down without warning and you’ll end up paying high energy costs. Calling a professional HVAC company for seasonal maintenance can save you from a lot of unnecessary frustration and keep you warm through the winter.
Richmond’s Air is proud to provide quality service for all of your Houston heating and furnace repairs. If you live in Houston or surrounding areas, give us a call today.