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Furnace Troubles You May Encounter

While our great state will never get as cold as some of the states in the Midwest, our winters still do bring temperatures cool enough for us to make use of a heating system. When that happens, you want to make sure that you have a heater which is ready to handle its job effectively and efficiently.

If it’s a furnace that you’ll be utilizing this winter, then you’ll want to keep an eye out for any common furnace problems that may crop up. The faster you address furnace repair needs, the more damage you can prevent. Keep reading to learn more.

Short-Cycling

If your furnace’s air handler malfunctions, or if the air filter becomes too clogged, then the flow of air may be disrupted. This causes the internal temperature of the furnace to rise beyond established safety standards. Then, as the system begins to overheat, the limit switch activates and shuts the furnace down to avoid damage.  Once the furnace cools off enough, it reactivates and tries to resume heating. However, if you don’t have the core problem resolved, then the furnace will only overheat again and shut down again.

This process, called short-cycling, dramatically increases the amount of wear and tear that a furnace accrues. This cases an increase in breakdowns and shortens the lifespan of the heating system. Make sure you call our professionals for repairs as soon as you notice your furnace turning on and off every couple of minutes. If you don’t, you will likely find yourself replacing your system years earlier than you otherwise would have.

Burner Assembly Problems

The burner assembly is the component of your furnace that combusts gas to generate heat. When this burns gas, it creates carbon particles, which collect on the jets. Eventually, these particles can accumulate to the point that they prevent the jets from firing properly. Without the jets, the furnace can’t generate heat. If your furnace doesn’t seem to be turning on, call for repairs as soon as you can.

To schedule professional furnace repairs in Pensacola, FL, contact Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc. today. 

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