As winter settles in and temperatures plummet, your furnace becomes the unsung hero of your home, keeping you warm and comfortable. However, even the most reliable heating systems can encounter problems, leaving you shivering in the cold. Today on the blog, your friend at Allied Services, Inc. will explore the three most common furnace problems during winter and provide practical solutions to ensure your home stays cozy all season long.

The 3 Most Common Furnace Problems and How to Tackle Them

1. Ignition Issues

One of the most frequent problems homeowners face during winter is ignition failure. If your furnace is struggling to ignite, you may find yourself wrapped in blankets instead of basking in the warmth of your home. Ignition issues can stem from various factors, including a faulty pilot light, a malfunctioning ignition system, or a dirty sensor. To get your furnace igniting again, you’ll first want to check the pilot light to ensure it is still lit. If there is no issue with the pilot light, we recommend you give us a call to check on the ignition system so we can diagnose and repair the issue.

2. Low Heat Production

If you still feel a chill despite your furnace running, inadequate heat production is common. Problems with the air filter, thermostat, or a malfunctioning blower motor often cause this issue. Try replacing your air filter, calibrating the thermostat, and inspecting the blower motor, as these are the most likely culprits. However, if your blower motor is malfunctioning, you will need a professional to repair it.

3. Unusual Noises

If your furnace makes strange sounds like banging, rattling, or squealing, it indicates something is wrong. Ignoring these noises can lead to more significant problems down the line. Try to pay attention to the type of noise and identify the source, then tighten any loose components you may find, such as screws or bolts. However, we recommend leaving the more complex repairs to a professional.

Winter is challenging for furnaces, and understanding common problems is crucial to maintaining a warm and comfortable home. You can trust Allied Services, Inc. for all your heating needs. We also offer regular service and maintenance plans. Contact us today at (937) 269-5059 to schedule an appointment. We serve the communities of Dayton, Oakwood, Beavercreek, Tipp City, and beyond.