A long winter season requires an uninterrupted warm temperature throughout the house. Furnaces are an integral part of HVAC systems and ensure a pleasant and warm temperature in your home.

The temperature has a significant impact on our daily routine. Well heated areas during winters ensure maximum human productivity. If the furnace malfunctions or goes out of order, it can be quite a mood ruiner.

If you detect an issue in your furnace, you should try to fix it as soon as possible to save yourself from expensive repairs and hassle afterwards. The following are the indications of a broken or under-performing furnace:

  • Frequent cycling (starts and stops frequently)
  • The inconsistent temperature throughout the house
  • Low heat production
  • Low air quality inside the home
  • Higher energy bills than usual

Read below to find out the reasons behind a broken or underperforming furnace.

1) Faulty or broken thermostat

If you notice that the furnace is underperforming, the first thing you need to do is, check the thermostat. The thermostat of the furnace can be broken or decalibrated. In the case of a broken thermostat, you will need to replace the thermostat with a new one.

If your thermostat is decalibrated, you need to adjust the thermostat’s reading, and your furnace will be good to go. You can do it easily without requiring professional assistance.

2) Clogged filters

Filters have the job of filtering the air entering into the furnace. While performing their job, they can get clogged with dust and dirt. When the furnace operates with clogged filters, it exerts more pressure on the machinery, and the furnace has to work harder to keep the air warm inside. In this case, you should replace the old filter with a new one for quick airflow through the furnace.

3) Fuel supply problems

If you have a gas furnace at home, there can be an issue with the fuel supply for an underperforming furnace. Dealing with natural gas is not something everyone should do.

If this is the problem, the best solution is to get it repaired by a professional. Safety comes first. Call in a professional repair service, and get it fixed as soon as you can.

4) Pilot light/ignition failure

The pilot light or the electric ignitor is a crucial part of the furnace. If it stops working, the furnace will never start, and you will feel no difference between the outdoor and indoor temperature.

The pilot light and ignitor need to be repaired by professionals.  So if that is the issue, do not hesitate to call a professional maintenance specialist.

5) Blower motor failure

The blower motor keeps the air moving and ensures a quick airflow through the ductwork of your home. The blower motor can fail to work due to excessive use of the furnace, or dirt clogged in its different components.

Its components include a fan motor, belts, and bearings. You need to maintain a check upon the cleaning and proper working of its parts. And if the motor fails, it has to be replaced.

Wrap up!

It is highly suggested to schedule routine HVAC maintenance for the proper working of the furnace. And for this, you can contact Quick Air at 1300 730 896. We will ensure that there is little to no chance of any wear and tear in your appliance with a timely check-up.

If there is any fault, it is detected and handled by the professionals. If you stick to scheduled maintenance, it will increase the life of your system and save you a lot of time and money.