Your home’s heating system isn’t working and the temperature inside is dropping quickly. We’re going to take a guess and say that you’re probably headed to your computer for answers, right? While you can find lots of vital information online these days, there are a few things Wikipedia or other common search results won’t tell you about these common heating problems:
- The furnace isn’t producing warm air: this problem could be a result of three things. One, you may have a clogged air filter which is restricting proper airflow through the system. Two, your furnace may be the wrong size for the space you’re trying to heat. This is not a one-size-fits-all application. Three, there could be an issue with your thermostat settings. Check to make sure it’s set to “heat” and then go through the temperature settings if you have a programmable thermostat.
- The furnace won’t kick on at all: this could mean there is an issue with the power supply to the system or it could mean the pilot light went out. Either way, you should call in a professional to diagnose this problem as dealing with power sources and flammable gas can be major hazards for homeowners.
- The blower is running continuously: sure, you could cut the power to the system but that would defeat the purpose of having a heating system in your home during the colder months, right? Instead, this problem likely indicates the limit switch has malfunctioned. If this is the case, an HVAC specialist may need to replace the switch.
And that’s where we come in! No matter what the problem is, an expert heating specialist at Rusk Heating & Cooling will always be there to solve it. Just give us a call at 859-431-4040 and we’ll get your system back up and running in no time.