Furnaces Repairing can be a daunting task sometimes as there are many manufacturers and still quite a few “old” furnaces that are less documented but regardless, when it comes to fixing your furnace you want to make sure you are working with the right guys and that your problem goes away quick.
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What is involved in servicing a furnace?
Servicing your furnace is a preventative heating service that involves a thorough inspection and general tune-up of your system. A furnace tune-up (servicing) involves checking all the system’s essential components and adjusting, cleaning, testing, and/or lubricating them as is required. As well as, inspecting the vent system and air intake grilles to remove any potential blockages. Essentially a system tune-up is a way of performing an all-around safety inspection of your heating system to ensure that all elements are running as they should be with no cause for concern. Some of the specific tasks involved in correctly performing a tune-up on your furnace include:
- Inspecting the vent system and air intake grilles to remove any potential blockages.
- Checking the heat exchanger for any signs of damage, wear, or corrosion.
- Examining and cleaning out the blower, removing any unnecessary debris.
- Checking the blower motor and testing its amp draw.
- Inspecting all electrical connections, tightening them and/or replacing damaged wiring as needed.
- Checking the burner and the flame sensor on the furnace unit.
- Examining the belts for any signs of additional wear or damage.
- Inspecting the thermostat and recalibrating it as required for your system to function efficiently.
- Lubricating all the moving components of your heating system.
- Checking the air filter and cleaning or replacing it as needed.
- Lastly, checking and testing the system’s safety controls and start-up cycle.
How often should my furnace be serviced?
A furnace should be serviced at least once every year by a licensed professional. As such, it is recommended that your furnace is serviced both in the spring as well as in the fall. However, annual maintenance, including a thorough inspection and cleaning of your entire furnace system and its individual parts, which commonly malfunction, such as, the air filter, the fan, the pilot light, and the heat exchanger, can also work towards preventing any further problems that might occur down the line.
How long does it take to service a furnace?
A furnace tune-up/repair on average can take anywhere between an hour and a half to two hours depending on the amount of repair work that is required. Although, it mainly depends on the age of your furnace and several other factors. For instance, if your furnace needs more substantial repairs due to the age of your system, it may take more time to complete the necessary repairs. However, if your furnace is newly installed, kept in a clean location within the home, and well maintained, it could take even less time than on average. Every job is different some take less time then estimated and some even take more, for better time and cost estimates contact Tropic Air Toronto HVAC experts.
How often should you change your furnace filters?
How often your filters should be replaced or changed is largely dependent on the type of furnace filter currently in place. Although changing your furnace filter should be completed every month to every year. Furthermore, the recommended replacement frequency for filters can be found within the product information that’s included when you purchase a new air filter as provided by the manufacturers. However, to give you a starting point for what frequency you’re looking for changing your filter – size matters. For instance, for 1- to 2-inch filters, replace them every 1 to 3 months. For 3- to 4-inch filters, replace them every 6 to 9 months. For 5- to 6-inch filters, replace them every 9 to 12 months.
What are the benefits of annual furnace maintenance?
Annual furnace maintenance/tune-up & repairs offer several advantage to Toronto homeowners, including: saving money, by keeping your furnace running as efficiently as possible; maintaining your furnaces warranties, which may include terms that require regular maintenance, ensuring that you have coverage if your furnace does need further repairs; minimizing the risk of unexpected breakdowns, which means fewer system failures, and a reduced need for heating repairs, and minimal chances that you will be left without heat during the winter season; along with maximizing the service life of your furnace, as a well maintained furnace can last for well over a decade.
Why is my gas furnace not heating?
If you find that your furnace is no longer heating your home as it should be, oftentimes, the most common cause is dirty filters. Considering a clogged filter, filled with dust and dirt can restrict the airflow of your furnace. As such, the heat exchanger is likely to overheat and shut off too quickly, and your house won’t be able to generate any warm air to heat your home. The best fix to this problem would be to simply remove the old, used filter and replace it with a new air filter to restore the heat to your home. However if the problem still persists contact Tropic Air Toronto Furnace experts.
Why is the furnace blowing cold air?
If your furnace is malfunctioning, causing it to blow cold air through the vents in your home, there could be several problems with your heating system that may be causing this issue. For instance, it could be a faulty thermostat or circuit control board issue, which could be sending a message to turn the blower motor on but not the burner. Without activating the burners, the air being blown into your home will not be heated air. Or it could be that your pilot light has gone out/faulty electric furnace ignition, causing there to be no fire to heat the cold air. Or lastly your furnace could simply be lacking fuel necessary to generate heat. Contact Tropic Air Furnace experts to trouble shoot the issue and suggest you the best fix.
Can hear your furnace click on but it does not fire up?
If your furnace initiates the start cycle (powers on) but does not fire up, as it is supposed to, the problem is likely a faulty, damaged, or dirty ignitor/sensor. Unfortunately, this is a very common problem amongst furnace units, that can take place over the course of their lifespan. If this occurs, you can try to clean the sensor. Although, oftentimes it’s in your best interest to replace the ignitor/sensor altogether. However, it is possible for a flame sensor to go bad; but often, the sensor is not broken, in fact it is just dirty from a buildup of materials and particles in the confined area of the furnace.