by Lambert Plumbing and Heating in Vancouver on December 19, 2014

Dealing With Your Furnace

 
The cold winter months can be very tough on those who want to stay warm in the home. A properly working furnace might be the only means of keeping a house both safe and comfortable. Unfortunately, a furnace is not always going to operate effectively. Things can and do go wrong with furnaces. Homeowners should be aware of the common troubles a broken furnace presents.

Furnace Woes

The most annoying problem a furnace could present is that it offers no heat. You turn the furnace on and, lo and behold, it does not work. There are scores of reasons why a furnace might not work and they all lead to the same end result. Your home is not getting heated.

A thermostat that is uncontrollable and inaccurate would be another troubling issue. You might set the thermostat on low, yet the temperature turns out to be extremely high. When the thermostat is flat out not working, you cannot regulate the temperature in the home with any accuracy. Obviously, this is troubling.

A dirty filter may seem like a minor problem. It isn’t. When a filter is dirty, then it cannot perform the requisite task of keeping impurities out of the system with any efficiency. Warm air is also going to have a very difficult time circulating when a filter is dirty.

The pilot light goes out. With no pilot light heating your furnace, you end up with no heat in the home. The cause of pilot light malfunctions are varied, which is why an inspection is necessary. Wear and tear on parts are obvious. As a furnace ages or is exposed to certain elements, various parts start to break down.

Getting Things Fixed
The minute you notice problems with a furnace, it is critical that you take steps to have things fixed. Delays mean the temperature inside the home will be far less than desirable.

Also, the costs of repairs could end up being more when you delay them. Last, there is always going to be a problem with safety when a furnace does not work. So, take immediate steps to have it fixed the second you notice anything out of the ordinary.

Looking to hire professional HVAC technicians for your Vancouver home’s furnace repair? Call Lambert Plumbing & Heating at (604) 734-0890 for our quick and efficient services. 

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