Temperatures around here are certainly taking a drop which means it is time to break out the sweaters and hot drinks. That means that it is also time for you to really think about your furnace. If you’ve already scheduled maintenance for your furnace then you are on the right track! If you haven’t gotten a tune-up just yet, there is a chance that you might need to have your system repaired down the road instead.
If you’ve been trying to get the furnace to keep your home warm the past several nights but it hasn’t been up to snuff, trouble may be on the horizon. When it comes to furnace repair in Coeur d’Alene, you don’t want to delay any necessary fixes. Here are some potential repairs you might need to have taken care of.
3 Different Repairs Your Furnace Might Need
A furnace that is in need of repair is one that is likely to cause trouble if those repairs are ignored. Here are a few potential issues you may need to have a professional take care of before the real winter chill gets to our area:
- Cracked heat exchanger: Your furnace’s heat exchanger is responsible for heating the air that is pumped into your home. By burning natural gas, your system creates hot combustion gases that flow through the metal heat exchanger to create that warmth. If the heat exchanger is cracked, however, it will be harder to get the heat you need. What’s more, that crack allows harmful gases out of your system and into your home which can make people sick and cause a variety of issues.
- Problems with the blower belt: Much like your air conditioner, your furnace has a blower fan, powered by a motor, that pumps the hot air it creates into your home. One vital part of this blower motor is the belt. If your blower motor belt becomes frayed or worn out (usually indicated by a high-pitch squeal) it can hinder the heating process for your home.
- Pilot light problems: Your pilot light is used as an indicator that there is a reliable flow of natural gas for your furnace system. It can also be a good indicator of trouble in the system. For example, a pilot light that is constantly going out may indicate trouble with the gas line or might be telling you that the furnace has too much dirty build-up inside of it. Another sign of trouble is a discolored pilot light which may be an indicator of excess carbon in the air (usually a sign of a gas leak).
If you want your home to be warm and safe this season, the best thing you can do for your peace of mind is to schedule maintenance and repairs ASAP. Big or small, you can trust the team at ACI Northwest to get your repairs taken care of effectively.
ACI Northwest is here to help with your home comfort needs or concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact us for helpful advice. Schedule your next service today.