Troubleshooting Your Broken Furnace in Henrico, VA

Troubleshooting your broken furnace in Henrico, VA, on your own risks further damage. You can even severely injure yourself. Continue reading to learn about some of the common causes behind malfunctioning furnaces.

Frayed Blower Belt

During the lifespan of your furnace, you’ll probably replace your blower belt. If you schedule annual maintenance, it’s unlikely you’ll need to make a furnace repair call. We can catch the early stages of fraying to replace the belt before it wreaks havoc on your home’s heating.

Your furnace may make a squealing sound when it has a frayed blower belt. However, there are other possible reasons behind a squealing sound, such as worn-out bearings or components lacking sufficient lubrication.

Short- or Over-Cycling

If you installed a furnace recently and it’s short- or over-cycling, it might not be the right size for your home. A furnace could be either too large or too small.

In older furnaces, a sudden problem with over-cycling may indicate a dirty air filter, a faulty thermostat, closed vents or dirty components. It’s important to change your air filter on a schedule to prevent damage to the system. Check the user’s manual to know how often you need to change it.

Lack of Furnace Maintenance

Poor furnace maintenance is often the root cause behind most problems. Lack of maintenance allows faulty and worn components to go unnoticed for a while until they wreak havoc on your indoor comfort or energy bill.

Furnaces in Henrico, NV, need maintenance once a year to stay in good condition and reduce breakdowns. We clean the internal components and inspect them during your tuneup. If any parts need lubrication, we’ll take care of that as well.

If your furnace has any of the above issues, it needs prompt repair. Contact Atlantic Shores Heating and Cooling to schedule a heating service call to diagnose the cause behind your furnace problems.

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