If you have a furnace in your Avon, OH home, then you’re likely trying to keep it as long as you can. No one likes to have to replace an important component in their home. But eventually that day will come. However, the good news is that you will most likely be able to tell when it’s going to happen. There are a number of obvious warning signs that can indicate there are serious problems with your furnace. The heating technicians at Pompeii’s Plumbing & Heating have been replacing and installing furnaces in the Avon area for many years. We thought it would be helpful if we laid out 3 of the most common repair problems that we see.
If you don’t check on your heater often you are likely able to hear it when it starts up. If you start to notice strange or loud sounds coming from it, these might be a sign that something is seriously wrong.
- Rattling – This could indicate that you have a carbon monoxide leak from a cracked heat exchanger. During proper operation, your heat exchanger should properly exhaust dangerous combustion fumes out of your home. When you hear rattling from your furnace, it can sometimes mean that the heat exchanger is cracked.
- Rumbling – if you have an oil-fired furnace and you hear a loud rumbling sound when you turn it off, it could be a dangerous problem. This might mean that there is uncombusted fuel still in the combustion chamber.
Rusted Heat Exchanger
While rust might be a strange thing to have in a furnace, it can sometimes occur when you have an air conditioning system attached to your furnace. During the air conditioning process, condensation can form on the cooling coils. During proper operation, this condensation drips into a pan and drains away. If that condensation pan becomes clogged, the water can overflow onto the heat exchanger. If this goes on unattended, it can rust through your heat exchanger.
Air Flow and Heat Issues
If you’ve started to notice that your furnace doesn’t produce enough heat or if there is very little air coming out of the registers, these might be indicators of deep problems. While low heat or low air flow can sometimes be explained by something as simple as a clogged air filter, there might be other more serious cause of the problems. For example, if you have low air flow, it could be that the furnace’s filter is clogged. However, it might also be that the furnace’s fan is broken. It’s always best to check with a professional heating technician.
If you need furnace repairs for your home in Avon, OH, contact the heating experts at Pompeii’s Plumbing & Heating. We have years of experience offering reliable and high quality heating services throughout the Avon, OH area. Give us a call today!