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Furnace Issues to Be Aware of this Winter

By this point, you are probably relying on your furnace on a daily basis to keep your home warm. That means more stress, which means a greater chance of problems developing. If you want your furnace to keep functioning properly all winter, you need to keep an eye out for any issues that may crop up with your system. The faster you get the problem taken care of, the more damage you can prevent. So, let’s take a look at some of the problems that your furnace can run into, and when to call for repairs.

Short Cycling

Short cycling is caused by heat becoming trapped in the furnace, typically because of a clogged air filter. As the temperature in the furnace rises, the limit switch activates and shuts the system down to protect it. The problem is that the switch can’t solve the cause of the overheating. When the furnace starts up again, it will just overheat and shut down again. Short cycling can cause a full system breakdown if it isn’t dealt with quickly. Call for repairs as soon as you notice this happening.

Strange Sounds

Strange sounds are indicative of all sorts of issues with the furnace. Grinding, for example, could indicate that your air handler motor bearings are failing. The bearings will need to be replaced before the motor burns out. Booming could mean that you have a dirty burner assembly, which will need to be cleaned off to get the jets to ignite on time. Any time you hear a strange sound coming from your furnace, it is a good idea to call for professional repairs.

If your furnace needs repairs, or is acting strangely, call the team at Switzerland Air. We offer a full range of furnace repair services throughout Brazoria, TX. 

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