3 Furnace Issues That Need Professional Repairs

3 Furnace Issues That Need Professional Repairs

The harsh, frigid weather of fall and winter is on its way. With the weather they bring, homeowners across the country must check their furnace systems for potential issues. If you find one and call a pro in for repairs, you can ensure that your home remains comfortable and warm throughout the cold seasons. Plus, in the long run, this can save you money by increasing your system’s lifespan. 

At Argent Heating & Cooling, we pride ourselves in knowing the ins and outs of heating and cooling systems as well as other appliances that support your home’s utilities. We have over 35 years of experience providing a variety of services including excellent furnace repair, installation, and maintenance. We provide friendly, dedicated services to thousands of customers throughout the D.C. Metro area, supplying them with warmth and coolness throughout the year. 

Below, we describe three common furnace issues that require professional servicing: 

Malfunctioning Thermostat

The first issue that may require expert help is a malfunctioning thermostat. An example of this would be setting it to a particular temperature but noticing that the heater produces more or less heat than needed.

This scenario usually indicates  a wiring issue between the thermostat and furnace. A loose wire can cause a short that damages the sensors or other components within the furnace. The two appliances then cannot communicate properly. 

Miscommunication may produce unexpected temperature changes from your heater or cause the system to cycle on and off irregularly. This, in turn, makes your house less comfortable. If you notice these thermostat issues, call an expert to fix the problem. 

Worn Limit Switch

The fan limit switch is a component within a furnace system that determines when the blower assembly (which distributes hot air coming from the system) turns on and off. Limit switches often wear out, which then cause the blowers to run continuously. 

Your furnace may end up blowing cold instead of warm air throughout your home. And since the limit switch is such a small component, it can be difficult to locate and replace. Thus, the knowledgeable hands of a professional are called for. 

Odd Sounds

Hearing unusual sounds coming from your furnace or ventilation system, particularly whenever you turn one on, is a bad sign and requires a professional inspection or repair.

Pay close attention for grinding or scraping noises. These usually indicate worn out ball bearings in your blower, which require expert replacement. 

Also, if your furnace makes a shrieking sound when it activates, there’s likely a slipped or worn blower belt that needs replacement. 

Argent Heating & Cooling: Quality Furnace Repair in the DC Metro Area

The coming fall and winter call for a top shape furnace. Look out for the warning signs mentioned above, and call a trusted HVAC service like Argent Heating & Cooling to address them. Our expert technicians perform heating and cooling appliance services including efficient furnace repair, air conditioning installation and maintenance, indoor air quality evaluations, and more. We have provided these services to residents and businesses throughout the DC Metro area for over thirty years. Our customers call us again and again and always receive friendly and knowledgeable service. 

Contact us at (703) 982-0110 to learn about our furnace repair and heating services to ensure your home stays warm through the winter.