If you notice your furnace is faulty more often than not, it can be a major cause for concern. Many homeowners dread the day that they encounter furnace problems – especially in emergency situations. If you find your furnace is clicking on and off frequently, there could be a wide range of causes – in fact, too many to list here. But if we had to narrow down the two most common causes, and the first areas you should inspect, they would be the following.
- Air filter: The air filter is one of the most important components of your furnace system. Not only do these filters keep the air inside your home cleaner, they also prevent debris from entering into the furnace itself. A clogged air filter can make it difficult for the furnace to work efficiently – or even cause it to overwork and shut down.
- Thermostat: This seems obvious, but you might be surprised how often thermostat problems trigger a faulty furnace. Make sure your thermostat is working properly and set to the correct setting (Heat vs. Cool) and temperature. Something as simple as a thermostat in need of batteries can cause your furnace to malfunction. Also, make sure your thermostat is located where it can get an accurate temperature reading. If it’s in direct sunlight or in front of a drafty area of the home, the reading (and your furnace’s performance) will get thrown off.
When to call an HVAC professional If these common problems aren’t causing your furnace woes, it might be time to call in the pros. Our team can help you troubleshoot, diagnose, and get to the root of the issue as well as make any necessary repairs or replacements so you can get back to enjoying the warm and cozy home you’re accustomed to! Call DeZiel Heating & AC today at (763) 200-5453 .